Through Thick and Thin (Pt.2): Behind the Scenes

Going back to my Tour de France analogy from the previous post, this installment is all about the action that takes place behind the scenes to make sure that the rider is successful in his bid to win races. Just like any well functioning and cohesive team, every individual has specific responsibilities and tasks that [...]

Through Thick and Thin: The Case for Thin Client Computing

As I’m watching the 2012 Tour de France, I've started thinking about how different the race would be if participants were required to carry all of their own food, replacement and maintenance parts, tools, and any other related gear for the 3,500 km journey from Liege, Belgium to Paris, France. The riders would be burdened [...]

Software Build vs. Buy: What’s Best for You?

I’m currently in the process of buying a new house. I have two options: buy an older home that has as many of the necessities I’m looking for as possible, or build a new house that is customized to my preferences. The pros and cons are obvious for both, but making a decision between them [...]

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