I'm getting ready for my trip to Germany and SQL Konferenz next week. If you are near Darmstadt, I hope to see you there. I'm going to be talking about data and database migrations. I'll also make an effort to eat my weight in speck.
As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!
This post had me thinking how overvalued Apple is right now. It's as if the stock price of a company has no relation to the actual value of a company, its people, or products.
Then again, maybe Wall Street does know a few things about Apple. Despite a declining market share in total phones sold (only 18% now), Apple drives huge revenues because their phones cost so much. And Wall Street loves revenues. As long as the iPhoneX doesn't catch fire, Apple stock will continue to be a safe bet.
You knew the sharks would come out for this one. Between the lawsuits and the insider trading, this could be the end of Intel.
This is a topic of discussion in our home, as my children ask for money to purchase "loot boxes" so they can win a prize that allows them to compete in MMO game such as Overwatch. They don't understand the gambling aspect of a loot box, and I suspect we now have a generation of kids that won't think twice about spending extra cash for an instant reward. It won't be long before we pay an extra $3 at Starbucks for a chance that our drink is made correctly.
Finally! I was promised flying cars decades ago! This would make commuting to work so much more fun.
This is why we can't have nice things.
Wrap it in bacon and we'll never know.
Ah, Germany. I came for the speck, but I stayed for the schweinshaxe: