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Latest News (updated: 02/08/2014 )
Three Track Fun with Audacity: Third production attempt ... now with multiple tracks of audio!
C Pointers and Dynamic Memory Management - Now Open Sourced!: A project to both open source and relook my first book!
New Book is Finished!: Learn how to migrate your applications to the cloud!
The Great Cloud Migration: The definitive guide to application migration to the cloud!
January 2013 Update: New blogs, New book and more!
Starting a New Position: My goal is Perfecting the Science of Information Management and Cloud Computing!
The "Reality Check" Articles: A column that gives you the "real" story behind the technology hype!
The Vista Out of Box Experience: BSOD in the first hour!: File this under "You must be freaking kidding me!"
Information As Product: Introduction and Chapter 1 posted!: Learn the 4C's of an Information Product!
DAMA conference Presentation: Effective Metadata Design: What was all the buzz about?
Technical Writing For Profit - Don't do it!: The reality and rules for writing technical books by someone who knows.
The Semantics of Music Libraries - Part 1: iTunes Caddy is a new application I am working on!
Announcement: Awarded United States Patent 7299408! : My first patent, in conjunction with Mark Oliphant, on an Electronic Mortgage Validation Engine (rules based)!
Information As Product Book Introduction: Learn why the book is called "Information As Product"!
Press/Reviews on my new book: See what other people are saying!
"IAP" Book Audio Excerpt on Publisher Website: Hear why I wrote this new book!
Forthcoming Book: Information As Product: How to Deliver the Right Information, to the Right Person, At the Right Time!
Repeal the flawed Virginia Abusive Driver Law: Our Prince William County Delegate leads the way!
Junior Olympics 2007: My Kids Kick It in California!!
The Lost Manual: From Qwerty To Dvorak in 5 Days!: Improve your typing and prevent Carpal Tunnel!!!!
C Pointers - Chapter 1 Open Sourced!!: Contact me to work on the forthcoming commercial version of this open source book!
Karaoke!: Old Karaoke songs transferred from tapes!
Suggested Upper Merged Ontology links updated!: SUMO is a robust example of an upper ontology.
Book Review (Part 1) of "Does It Matter?": After the Dot Com Orgy, Nicholas Carr's smarmy "confessional" tells us that "sex is bad".
C Pointers - Front Matter and Introduction: Learn how my writing career started!
NetBeans and Employee Data Integration: At Oberon we "eat our own data management dogfood"!!
Johnny Cash Tribute: Check out the "guitar-thumping" drums on this one!
Peaceful Easy Feeling Cover - Now with Drums!: Audacity and HammerHead team up for a new production...
Upcoming Speaking Schedule: I hope to see you at one of these upcoming conferences!
Open Source Book: EDM Issue #2: How do you differentiate a Collection of things from a Class of things?
Quest for Matisse Blog: Genealogy trace back to the artist Henri Matisse
Mad World Cover Song via Donnie Darko Inspiration: Take two on song production...Hope you like it!
New Presentation and Article: The New "Face" of Information Sharing!
Oberon Theme Song and Metadata: Esprit de corps!
United 93: A Must-See Movie: This important movie will help you to "never forget".
Metadata Types: A project to list and define all the various metadata types.
New Blog: Practical Metadata: A real-time description of work in the metadata, information sharing and enterprise data management trenches.
ITTC 2006 and Start of Semantic Web 2nd Edition: Learn what I thought the best presentation was at ITTC 2006. Also news on upcoming conferences and the start of my 11th book.
Biometrics in the Movie "The Island": Facial recognition in public spaces!
Upcoming Speaking Engagements: Hear me discuss Enterprise Data Architecture, Biometrics and the Data Reference Model!
Biometrics in the Movie Stealth: Science Fiction or Reality?
Joining the Oberon Team!: Oberon has a unique corporate culture!
Recent Events: A running log of events...
Government Computer News (GCN.com): Would Henri Matisse be proud?
Semantic Web Book News! : A guide to the future of XML, Web Services and Knowledge Management
Information Discovery on the hit TV show "24": Does CTU "get" the Semantic Web?
Fair and Balanced Viewpoint: Should Apple recall the Dual-USB iBook?
New Article for Enterprise Architect Magazine!: How the Smart Data Continuum impacts the enterprise!
The Semantic Web and Human Nature: Is the semantic web against human nature?
New Article on Document-based Web Services!: Do you use 1-click web-service creation? Find out why that is not a good idea ...
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