Category Archives: Personal Opinion

Obama’s Free Community College Idea

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at

[I use “I” a lot below, but hey, it works since this is an opinion piece. :>]

I like it, but I also don’t like it. I like it because college level education is very expensive and beyond the reach of some people; or within reach but they wind up with huge college loan debt when they graduate and spend the next 20 years paying off loans. I don’t like it because I’m not sure if a 2-year community college degree is going to be useful enough. Sure, if we are able to accelerate learning, and focus on actual beneficial training, the 2-year degree would be good. Read more »

My Best Thoughts Don’t Happen When I’m Near a Computer

MeInRedJacketI sit here and ponder a good blog post topic. It’s frustrating because it seems that I have all these great ideas that I want to write about, but rarely when I’m actually at a computer and in writing mode.

This tells me two things: Read more »

What did you buy with your first million?

I read an Inc article this morning titled “Top 8 Cars to Buy After You Make Your First Million“. I hope they meant “when you make your first $5 million” or something rather than $1 million. The cars in the article are VERY expensive. If you just hit the $1 million dollar level in your bank account then go out and buy a $100k car, I’d say there is a good chance you’ll never see that millionaire level again. Read more »

NovoEd Signin

NovoEd is a provider of online courses – and it looks like they have some good ones. I went to register for one of the classes this morning to check out the quality of the teaching and platform. One of the options presented was to log on with my existing Google account. I love when I have that option because it means one less password I need to deal with. Read more »

Akamai NetSession Required to Try Out SQL 2014?

I went to download the 180 day trial of SQL Server 2014 today, and after being forced to log on to Live and verify a couple screens of data (annoying), I then got prompted that to complete the download I would have to install the Akamia NetSession Interface. Read more »