I am in Germany this week, presenting sessions on database migrations and upgrades at SQL Konferenz. It’s always fun to talk data, and help people understand how to plan and execute data migration projects.


As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy!


Intel partners with Microsoft, Dell, HP, and Lenovo to make 5G laptops

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but we are being told this next-gen network will solve all our problems.


Apple devices are butt dialing 9-1-1 from its refurbishing facility — 20 times per day

Hey, at least the calls are going through. Most days I can’t get any reception with mine.


Your orange juice exists because of climate change in the Himalayas millions of years ago

Forget bringing back dinosaurs, or fruits, I want to use DNA to bring back ancient bacon.


The FCC’s Net Neutrality Order Was Just Published, Now the Fight Really Begins

We are officially on the clock now, folks. And we still don’t know if this is a good or bad thing.


How to protect your browser from Unicode domain phishing attacks

I like the idea of browser extensions for safety, especially if they are part of a domain policy.


That microchipped e-passport you've got? US border cops still can't verify the data in it

Ten years. Embarrassing. On the upside, think of all the bottles of water they prevented from flying in that time.


The quantum internet has arrived (and it hasn’t)

I find myself fascinated by this concept. I’m also scared to think about my first quantum cable bill.


Made it to Darmstadt and it took only five minutes to find the best worscht in town: