Tech Print Isn't Dead – Bloomberg Businessweek

Join 7100 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I usually review a book. But this time I thought I’d trumpet about the best weekly going right now. Nope it’s not a blog, not Wired or any of the other tech mag. It’s the upstart Bloomberg Businessweek which got a major overhaul a couple …

MySQL for Devs, DBAs and Debutantes

Join 6500 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I just received my copy of the 5th Edition of Paul DuBois’ MySQL tomb. Weighing in at 1153 pages, it’s a solid text, with a very thorough introduction to the topic of administering MySQL databases. Buy the book here: MySQL 5th Edition by Paul Dubois …

The Needle in Big Data Noise

Join 5500 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. [mytweetlinks] Also take a look at: I hacked Disqus Digests to discover new blogs Who the heck is Bayes Thomas Bayes was a scientist & thinker, Fellow of the Royal Society, and back in 1763 author of “An Essay toward Solving a Problem in the …

Dinner, dollars & devlishly creative thinking

Efficiency at Dinner? I just finished reading Tyler Cowen’s opus, An Economist Gets Lunch. I have to admit I’m already a fan of his writing, getting a daily dose on from his blog Marginal Revolution. Join 4000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. What I like about this book is that it is …

Ken Auletta Gets Us Googled

Also find Sean Hull’s ramblings on twitter @hullsean. The title sounds vaguely fatalistic, the end of the world is nigh, that kind of thing. It turns out though that Auletta is a journalist having reported over the years a lot on old media. So when he says “as we know it” he’s speaking as much …

Switch to the cloud – shift of a century

The switch to cloud is way bigger than you think A Review of Nicholas Carr’s book “The Big Switch”, available on Amazon here. Also find Sean Hull’s ramblings on twitter @hullsean. Do you work in devops or as a performance consultant? Do you manage web applications backed by databases? If so you probably love high …

Fear a zombie invasion? Try algorithms & bots

Also find Sean Hull’s ramblings on twitter @hullsean. Have you read any of those tongue in cheek books on how to survive the coming zombie apocalypse? They’re funny in their own way, and reading Chris Steiner’s book it was the first image that popped into my head. Countless industries falling to the algorithm invasion I …

A master isn't born but made

A review of Mastery by Robert Greene. Also find Sean Hull’s ramblings on twitter @hullsean. Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power was a great read, offering endless lessons for business and personal dealings. When I saw he just published a new book, I was quick to grab a copy. What I like about his writing …

Going Solo for Fun or Profit?

Sara Horowitz has serious chops. Independent herself, she started Freelancer’s Union way back in 1995. Back then it was tougher as a freelancer. Through her great efforts, we’ve all benefited. So when I saw she’d published a guide called “Freelancer’s Bible”, I was quick to grab a copy. And the book doesn’t disappoint. I wish …

Lessons from Locksmiths and the 99%

Just finished reading Dan Ariely’s new book The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty. What a great title for a book on cheating & lying. Dishonesty is pretty easy to understand, isn’t it? We know when someone is being honest or not, and we ourselves are of course never dishonest? Or so we think. Well your preexisting …