Back home after a week in Redmond for the annual Microsoft MVP Summit. It was weird being there for the days before and after the election. In a way I felt as if we were in a bubble, focused on the MVP sessions all day long and isolated from what was happening elsewhere.

 

It was awesome.

 

Here's a bunch of links I found on the Intertubz that you may find interesting, enjoy!

 

Smart Light Bulb Worm Hops from Lamp to Lamp

As if I needed yet another thing to worry about, now light bulbs may be attacking me. I'm starting to think wearing a hat made from aluminum foil might be a smart fashion choice.

 

How to avoid becoming a part of a DDoS attack?

I suppose I could go live in a shack in Montana, but this list might be worth trying first.

 

More with SQL Server on Linux

Words cannot express how excited I am for SQL Server on Linux. Well, maybe these words: sudo yum install -y mssql-server

 

Employees are faster and more creative when solving other people's problems

Well, this possibly explains why some people feel the need to act as if they are the smartest person in the room, but I'm still going to just think they are being a jerk.

 

Because Every Country Is the Best at Something

How is it that Brazil is not the best at Brazil nuts?

 

The Best Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Data

Setting aside the philosophical discussion about how information can neither be created nor destroyed, these are good tips for those of us that sometimes have the need to make an effort to destroy data.

 

By 2020, 92 Percent of All Data Center Traffic Will be Cloud

It's rare for me to find someone these days that still deny the Cloud is a thing, and I suspect that such perceptions will all but disappear by 2020.

 

Found outside my hotel room last Wednesday morning and my first thought was "is this where the Hadoop sessions are taking place?":

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