As things change in the world I’m shifting my thinking. What people need as consumers is changing. What providers should be offering is changing. The way businesses communicate and operate […]
More people are working at home. Businesses are struggling to figure out new ways to communicate internally, with partners, and their client/consumer audience. When a company sends people home to work, I think there is more to the effort than just giving them network access. I think we need to reconsider how we communicate and what needs to be communicated.
The Nebula R&D blog just got a complete overhaul. It’s now much faster, much more visually appealing, and mobile-friendly. I’m also refocusing toward D3-specific tips.
Long-time colleague Ian McGowan asked the following in Slack today: “Tony, what is the non-MV work you’re doing? How did that transition go? What’s the story? I’m asking for, uh, […]
I’m researching options for incorporating natural language inquiries into business applications. For example, we should be able to ask questions like “how much did we make from XCorp last year”, […]
I’m looking through Amazon AWS services to possibly host testing environments, SQL Server integration, etc. This is also a part of my occasional research (Nebula R&D, get it?) to get […]
I haven’t posted on my blog for a while (or updated the software, ouch). So I thought I’d take some time toward the end of this year to open a […]
I’m often called to remedy one-off issues in D3 environments, and to look at systems for family/friends when things start running slow. Most home/business environments share these common traits: Huge […]
A good comment was made by Peter McMurray in the LinkedIn Pick User Group: “Interesting idea based on a sound principle. However I wonder if anyone will pay for it.” […]
My MV Bot for Slack is progressing nicely. This allows MV VARs and sysadmins to proactively monitor and get notifications of local and remote server events. It notifies a Slack […]
Yes, I know I’m running a very old version of WordPress and that it’s starting to cough up errors. This entire site will get some major updates over the December […]
Access to the OS file system from D3 is possible through the OSFI – the Open System File Interface. Over time I’ve noticed some confusion in how our colleagues use […]
(Follow-up to Shellshock1) With a pro-active response to the issue, Rocket Software has confirmed that their D3 and U2 products have been checked against vulnerabilities known to-date. But we need […]
A security bug in BASH has been identified. News is spreading fast all over the internet. Details here – or just Google for “shellshock”. Updates will be made to this […]
It looks like I haven’t written in a long time. On the contrary, I’ve been writing a Lot, just not all here. And what I have written here I haven’t […]
I’ve had a lot of chats with people about what’s wrong with the Pick/MultiValue industry. The discussions are similar and usually end with a “that’s nice but there’s nothing we […]
The website http://PickJobs.Net has been re-launched with a new look and tools for matching people to work. This is a free resource for the MV industry. Thanks to Andy Betts […]
A colleague posted an interesting request to a U2 forum today. I think my response is more general for the MV industry so I decided to blog this. In short […]
I’ve recently been wondering what services most MV DBMS VARs provide, and if they charge additional fees for some services. I’m wondering what DBMS services end-users want that they don’t […]
The DIY spirit of the MV industry is also its Achilles Heel. People need to learn when to hold on and when to let go.