The Ten Cannots

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.  You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help little men by tearing down big men. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.  You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money. You cannot further the […]


SQL Coalesce “Duh”

As some may know, the SQL COALESCE statement will replace any nulls it finds with some other value. This function is a rock and staple of coding in SQL. It is similar to the ISNULL SQL function except it returns the non-null value instead of a boolean without having to write an “if” statement, and is extremely useful in “SELECT” […]


SQL Joins

Here is a picture that one of my buds sent me. It explains SQL joins to me better than just about anything I’ve seen in the textbooks. Hope it helps.

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips for Living A Good Life

  You may know Samuel Langhorne Clemens also known as Mark Twain, for his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer, a humorist, a satirist and a lecturer. Mark Twain is known for his many – and often funny – quotes such as:

1U, 2U, 3U Rack Mount Heights – Just What Are “U” Talking About?

Just what does the “U” mean when talking about rack equipment? As you can see from my Ham Radio console, it is setup using rack mount cabinets. I am using the older rack cabinets that use round holes instead of the newer ‘rectangle” holes. But, whichever style cabinet you are using, the equipment that mounts in there will be pretty much […]

Oklahoma Weatherman Mike Morgan Criticized

I’m sure that being vilified, criticized, and being called irresponsible was the last thing Mike Morgan, Chief Meteorologist for television station KFOR in Oklahoma City, thought of as he was picking out his tie for the days series of broadcasts on that fateful Friday May 31st, 2013. I’m sure, in his mind, he was keenly aware that the stage was […]

How to Delete a Flash Drive Partition

I broke down and bought a Raspberry Pi and was playing with it. I admit I’m not a Linux guy and never before had a Pi. So, you could say, that in just about all respects, I’m what you could say, a “newbie.”