Relational vs. NoSQL Databases

This article provides a nice, brief, overview of the differences between relational and NoSQL databases.

So far in all the systems I’ve developed, we’ve stuck with relational databases for the primary data stores, and then used others, such as ElasticSearch, and key-value based caches, for areas where traditional SQL couldn’t keep up (or didn’t need to be hit 50,000 times per minute for something that rarely changes). It definitely takes some effort, but mixing and matching to meet your needs works out better than being religious about a given data storage and access methodology and technology!

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Want MS services to use your primary account?

Many of us log into multiple MS or AAD accounts, and when visiting MS sites, it will present a list of logged in accounts to pick from. However, for many of us, those other accounts are only for things like email, so it is an extra step we really don’t need.

This Edge plug in solves the problem. You can toggle it on and off very easily for those times when you do want to be prompted.

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37% of COVID-19 Patients Diagnosed With A Long-COVID Symptom

A lot of people look at Covid-19 as having two possible results when you get it – you’re either perfectly fine, or dead. Reality is much more complicated. I know several people who have died from it, several who have had no symptoms, and several who are dealing with long term complications from it.

I’m just tossing this up here to keep track of it.

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YouTube video – the video game collecting bubble

It takes quite a bit to hold my attention for 50 minutes, especially on YouTube, but this video did it. I’ve watched from the sidelines as the prices of all antique computer collectables have gone through the roof, and I’ve been shocked at the crazy pricing of video games in particular. The video linked above does a great job of exposing the fraud and deception in the retro video game market (oddly, that’s the title of the video!).

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The Atlantic – What we know about waning immunity

Pretty good article, just plopping it up here for reference! https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/09/waning-immunity-not-crisis-right-now/619965/

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Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Not much to say – you should learn keyboard shortcuts for whatever your preferred platform is.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201236

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Patterns of Distributed Systems

A new work in progress – by Unmesh Joshi:

https://martinfowler.com/articles/patterns-of-distributed-systems/

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Turning on MFA on SalesForce

I don’t currently work with SalesForce, but after seeing the Twitter thread around how difficult it was to enable MFA, I figured I’d post this link just in case it comes up in the future, or perhaps someone will find it in their hour of need!

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Best practices for setting up a WSL 2 dev env

Putting this here for reference.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/setup/environment

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How to spot someone drowning

This is something we should all read. I hope I’m never in a position to need it, but I’ll be ready if I do!

https://slate.com/technology/2013/06/rescuing-drowning-children-how-to-know-when-someone-is-in-trouble-in-the-water.html

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