Back from Telford and SQLBits and looking forward to some time at home before I head off to the SWUG meeting in Salt Lake City in two weeks. If you can attend I do hope you stop by and say hello. I'd love the opportunity to talk data and databases!


As always, here's a handful of links from the intertubz I thought you might find interesting. Enjoy!


Why Uber Won't Fire Its CEO

If people really want the CEO gone, they need to find a way to get the stock price low enough. Until people start losing money, the bad behavior will continue.


Google adds fact-check findings to search and news results

A step in the right direction, but it won't overcome the real issue: there is a dire lack of trusted fact-checkers in the world. As such, we have no idea what information can be trusted.


Hackers set off Dallas' 156 emergency sirens over a dozen times

I suspect we will see more of these stories over the next 18 months, as state and local government agencies aren't at the top of the "tech-savvy" list, mostly due to inadequate funding.


Microsoft Snatches Up Deis To Boost Azure Kubernetes Tech

Microsoft grabs Deis right after Docker announces plans to offer Enterprise containers. These items may be related.


SQL Server Privacy Statement

SQL Server became the first Microsoft product to publish detailed information about the what and how data is collected for usage feedback. This is a huge step forward and sets the bar high not only for other product teams but for other database platforms in the industry.


Can My Internet Provider Really Sell My Data? How Can I Protect Myself?

Yes, they always have been able to do this. Of course, there are ways for you to minimize the risk here, but at the end of the day, you have to place your trust with someone, whether that be your ISP or with a company that provides a VPN.


It's that time of year, Easter eggs season! Here's one my daughter made a few years back, I'm not sure it looks anything like me: