MySQL versus PostgreSQL (Information Technology)

Paul M. Foster (12 February 2012 01:07:51)

In this post, I'm going to discourage you from using MySQL, in favor of PostgreSQL. Read More

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Design Patterns (Information Technology, Programming, Tech Made Simple)

Paul M. Foster (08 February 2012 23:58:55)

Design Patterns are Way Nifty Kewl patterns of code which are supposed to facilitate certain types of operations. (Was that sarcasm you detected? Yes it was.) Read More

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The REAL Initech (Information Technology)

Paul M. Foster (11 January 2012 00:13:24)

I wanted to tell you about an experience a friend of my recently had, that you might find amusing, or maybe just stunning. Read More

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Cloud Computing (Information Technology, Tech Made Simple)

Paul M. Foster (10 January 2012 22:03:17)

You've heard of "Cloud Computing". You may have wondered what it is or whether it's for you. Here's an explanation. Read More

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What is blowback/backscatter? (Information Technology, Tech Made Simple)

Paul M. Foster (07 October 2011 11:35:38)

If you get an email which says you've sent an email to a bad address and you didn't, it's backscatter/blowback. This post explains it. Read More

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Javascript is a Botch, Part 1 (Information Technology)

Paul M. Foster (06 October 2011 15:46:46)

In studying Javascript, I've found it to be a very peculiar language, crafted with some very questionable design choices. Here's part 1 of a long rant detailing what those choices are. Read More

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Why The Cloud Sucks (Information Technology)

Paul M. Foster (04 October 2011 16:34:37)

The Cloud is all the rage in IT Land. I just don't think it's all it's cracked up to be, and that it has some deficiencies. Read More

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