Systems Analysis
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I’ve gotten into watching TED talks at home and have found the business category.  All of them are good, but one which I found particularly interesting, since I like Systems Analysis was one titled “An Introduction to Systems Thinking and … Read More

Could be used for good, or Evil…
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I ran across an open source product today which is designed for web application testing and I wanted to make sure I didn’t forget about it; Selenium.  It allows a person to develop scripts to automate their browser.  Very interesting … Read More

Monterey Bay Student Services
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An acquaintance wanted to have a web site specifically for a bit of marketing and allowing online form submission.  I created this site for him using WordPress, a theme he selected and the Contact Form 7 plugin.  Unfortunately the images he … Read More

Automation
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I’m all for automating routine tasks when it makes sense, when the time it takes to develop the automation is less than the amount of time it takes to perform the task. I found this chart a while ago and … Read More

Good Leadership
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Yea, the title is a bit biased, but that is why it is a personal blog, so I can talk about my personal bias.  I am currently taking an EdX MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) on Leadership and one of the … Read More

The Evolution of Databases
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I first learned about Databases and SQL years ago when relational database and flat files where the only options for data storage.  Since then I had heard about NoSQL and document databases but I did not understand them or why anyone would … Read More

Public Speaking/Training
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When I was in high school I can’t say I enjoyed or had a knack for public speaking, but I got a lot of practice by being in a public speaking organization (Junior Statesmen of America), so I’m pretty comfortable … Read More

Open Minds in the Workplace
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I really connected with this article because, after reading it, it was apparent to me how important it is to have an open mind and a secure ego when dealing with people.  Much of the article is talking about bosses, but it … Read More

Overcoming Resistance to Change
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“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -” ― Heraclitus Many people don’t like change, but if they have a voice in the change, they will be “bought in” and will be more accepting. This is important information for … Read More

Motivating People
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As I move through my career I’m shifting away from just interacting with computers (coding, managing servers and database, etc.) and working more with people and how they can utilize the technology.  This shift, as well as my interest in … Read More