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The Eleven Days of Festivus 2019

The weather is turning cooler, there is holiday music everywhere, and the relatives are all excited to get together and talk about politics. That can only mean one thing: it’s almost time for Festivus! For the last three years, I have spent the 11 days leading up to Festivus writing a blog post each day, and I’m delighted to continue…


The Eleven Days of Festivus 2018

It’s that time again! My Eleven Days of Festivus blogging extravaganza is now in its third year, and I’m happy to share one blog post per day with you for the 11 days between now and Festivus Eve (December 22nd). As before, I’ll link all of the posts from this page. May your feats of strength be mighty, your airing…


The Eleven Days of Festivus 2017

Last year, I celebrated the holiday season by blogging daily during the 11 days leading up to Festivus, writing about SSIS, reporting, and leaving data trails. I had so much fun doing that stretch that I’m doing it again this year for Festivus 2017. Starting today and continuing through Festivus Eve (December 22nd), I’ll publish a post per day on…


It's a Lonely Road

Survey: Skipping the Holidays?

For a little pre-holiday fun, I’ve got a simple scenario to present to you, and I am interested in your response. Your holiday plans are made. All of your family and friends expect to see you at the annual holiday gathering. Your kids are expecting you there on Christmas morning as they open presents. You unexpectedly get a call from…


The Eleven Days of Festivus

The Eleven Days of Festivus

It’s that time of the year again – the Festivus season is upon us! In the next few weeks, families all over the world will be gathering around the Festivus pole while they wait for the traditional Festivus meat loaf to finish cooking. Afterward, they get some things off of their chests during the airing of grievances, followed by the…


No Picture

UF Dissolves Computer Science Program, Increases Funding for “Future Jobs”

In a bold and decisive move earlier today, the University of Florida has decided to dissolve their computer science education program.  In a statement to the media, university administrator Angus Pyle defended the groundbreaking but controversial decision.  In his remarks, he praised the staff and students involved in the Computer Science program, but indicated that the UF has opted to…