Why can you find me in the gym nearly every day of the week?
Like most guys, I want to look good. On the one hand, I can admit, it is pure
vanity. On the other hand, it really is about being healthy and achieving
longevity. Putting in work now will ensure that I maximize my quality of life
in the later years.
This is why I took up bodybuilding, or weight training or whatever you want
to call it, in the first place. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not
a professional. I have no intentions of getting on stage (in a speedo) and
competing with anyone. This is something that I do for me.
After years of trying to grow my legs yielding only marginal results, one tip
from Rich Piana changed everything.
Rich delivers two major tips in the Training Wheels video
Be sure to squat full range of motion (which I already learned from Poliquin)
Don’t re... (more)
Windows Azure at Cloud Expo
My colleague, Peter Palmieri, just penned a blog post about Microsoft’s
recent announcement that the Azure platform will offer extensive and familiar
relational database features via SQL Data Services (SDS).
In his post, Leveraging Skills, Peter discusses the fact that .NET developers
will be able to leverage their existing SQL Server database skills when
developing against the Azure platform.
In doing so, he has touched upon what I think is Microsoft’s most strategic
advantage in the realm of cloud computing.
Microsoft has a ready-made ecosystem and d... (more)
This just came to my attention and I find it somewhat amazing. It is
slightly off topic, but it does (indirectly) relate to matters of credit and
it most definitely has to do with leverage.
A typical payday loan scenario is where someone borrows $100 for 15 days with
the promise to repay $120. Simple interest of 20% seems innocuous
enough. However, the real math behind this transaction is unbelievable.
The APR (annual percentage rate) on this loan is 486.67%. The EAR (effective
annual rate) on this loan is 8,347.80%.
There is no transaction equality here. Read more.
Loan sha... (more)
It was once said back in the early ‘90s that “Client/server computing is
a little like teenage sex – everyone talks about it, few actually do it,
and even fewer do it right. Nevertheless, many people believe client/server
computing is the next major step in the evolution of corporate information
Can the same be said about cloud computing, today?
It is evident that cloud computing is the next major step in computing, in
general. But is it the next major step in the evolution of corporate
information systems? Everyone is certainly talking about it; but who is
Classes have not yet started. But, of course, I have already been given my
first assignment. You guessed it; reading.
A Concise Guide to Macro Economics
What Managers, Executives, and Students Need to Know
by David A. Moss
Blue Ocean Strategy
How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant
by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
The good news is two-fold. One, I am more than half-way done with the
assignment. And two, the material is actually quite interesting and engaging.