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Nashville Open Data Initiative

14 May 2014

On May 12, 2014 Nashville’s Mayor Karl Dean signed Executive Order #43. Thanks to the sartorially gifted Jacques Woodcock I was able to attend the event in order to help answer questions from the media about how this is a Good Thing.

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Interactive Developers Nashville: Command Line Kung Fu

19 March 2014

Last night I presented “Command Line Kung Fu” to the Interactive Developers of Nashville group in Brentwood. I enjoyed the discussion around the Unix philosophy of modularity and how the various tools complement one another to do powerful things.

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On Award Ceremonies

04 February 2014

In business, there are a lot of awards. There are a lot of organizations that spend time “recognizing” business leaders for their various accomplishments. One assumes are great for company publicity, I suppose, but how effective are they?

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Mac OS X Mavericks and Android File Transfer

07 November 2013

If you have recently upgraded to Mac OS X Mavericks and you discover that you can no longer detect your Android phone with Android File Transfer, this should fix it for you.

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Amazon Redshift - What You Need To Know

03 August 2013

Stratasan, a company I co-founded in 2010, moved from PostgreSQL to Amazon Redshift in 2013. Now that we’ve migrated most of our data to the platform, I thought it would be useful to others out there if I summarized some of our experiences during the transition (much like others have done before us).

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