Monthly Archives: February 2011

When parents sleep in separate bedrooms

For the last week, when my three year old daughter Ayelet has woken up in the morning, she has come into our bedroom to find that only her mother is there. Asking where Daddy is, she is told to go … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Akamai: How to geolocate an IP Address

Akamai provides enormous value by accelerating content delivery around the world. However, as I described a few months back, Akamai relies on the DNS server that processes the request to determine where to accelerate traffic. Large, global corporations often have complex … Continue reading

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Performance: Alter a table’s clustered index in SQL Server while keeping the table online

Back in the old SQL Server 2000 days, creating an index was a major operation that would prevent queries and data modifications until it had completed. Unless the index could be created in a few seconds, any new indexes had … Continue reading

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Join.me – free desktop sharing so easy, even my mom can do it

Okay, that’s a little unfair to my mom, since she is a relatively tech savvy person who sports an iPhone and uses a gmail account. But the point is, the people at Join.me (the same people behind LogMeIn) have done … Continue reading

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Mourning the loss of my Italian coffee maker, but not for its coffee

It’s been four months since my Italian coffee maker died, and today I have finally come to the hard decision that it is time to move on and buy a new one. I’m not very particular about the coffee itself. … Continue reading

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Egypt proves Malcolm Gladwell was wrong about social media… and right

In October 2010, Malcolm Gladwell published an article in the New Yorker entitled “Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted“.  In the article, he rejects the idea that social networking tools like Twitter and Facebook will be agents … Continue reading

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I’ve written over 1000 tweets in the last 15 months. How much time have I wasted?

I started experimenting with Twitter (and social networking in general) 15 months ago, and just this week, I sent my 1000th tweet.  It seems like a good time to take a step back and ask whether this is a good … Continue reading

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