Here is all the stuff I tweeted the past week. Was quite busy this past week so not too many tweets
Four days back my OS X Evernote app crashed. Boom. Everything down the drain.
I assumed this was probably due to some shutdown corruption (though I rarely hit those in OS X). It just wouldn’t come back up and showed me some font error. And for the first time in a very very long time I logged into the web console.
You see, I use Evernote as a note app to just backup. I sleep in the comfort that my notes are somewhere safe in the “cloud”.
My friend SQL Server MVP Ted Krueger decided to start his own consulting company
Tim Peters developed the Timsort hybrid sorting algorithm in 2002. It is a clever combination of ideas from merge sort and insertion sort, and designed to perform well on real world data. TimSort was first developed for Python, but later ported to Java (where it appears as java.util.Collections.sort and java.util.Arrays.sort)
Fast forward to 2015. After we had successfully verified Counting and Radix sort implementations in Java (J. Autom. Reasoning 53(2), 129-139) with a formal verification tool called KeY, we were looking for a new challenge. TimSort seemed to fit the bill, as it is rather complex and widely used. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to prove its correctness. A closer analysis showed that this was, quite simply, because TimSort was broken and our theoretical considerations finally led us to a path towards finding the bug (interestingly, that bug appears already in the Python implementation). This blog post shows how we did it.
This week at the 2015 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), Intel will provide an update on its new 10nm manufacturing process and new research on how it's maintaining the march of Moore's law to 7nm and beyond. The first chips based on Intel's new 10nm process are expected in late 2016/early 2017, and the company says it's hoping to avoid the delays that haunted the belabored release of 14nm Broadwell. To hit 7nm, Intel says new materials will be required—as in, it looks like 10nm will finally be the end of the road for silicon. The most likely replacement for silicon is a III-V semiconductor such as indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs), though Intel hasn't provided any specific details yet.
tl;dr – Brent Ozar unlimited is looking for SQL Server database administrators who want to make the jump into consulting from home.
Some of the perks
- You can work remotely from home during normal business hours, with no on-call requirements, and a max of 1 week of travel per 2 months
- You get to blog and present about your work
- You and your significant other will join us at our awesome annual retreat (in August 2015, it’s a week at a beach house on the Oregon coast)
- You get 6 weeks paid vacation per year
- You’ll be covered with a great health insurance plan at very low costs ($28.50 per person, per pay period)
- You’ll get your IRA matched up to 3% of your salary
- You’ll attend an annual training conference of your choosing, plus if you’re a Microsoft MVP, we pay for your travel and time for the MVP Summit each year
- You get your certification test attempts paid whether you pass or fail
- You’ll get home Internet, VOIP, and cell phone paid, plus a $3,000 biennial budget for hardware and software
Tweeted the following awesome sunrise I took in Manhattan
That’s right! I will solve a performance issue by adding a UNION into the query. Interested? Read on!
As we announced last month, Project Spartan will be the new browser across all Windows 10 devices, from phones to tablets, PCs and beyond. You’ll hear about the new browser’s features in the coming months but in this post, we want to tell you more about what motivated us to build a new rendering engine focused on interoperability with other modern browsers ― all in the name of making the Web “just work” for our customers. This new rendering engine was designed with Project Spartan in mind, but will also be available in Internet Explorer on Windows 10 for enterprises and other customers who require legacy extensibility support.
UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Draw results
Here are the results after the draw, these are going to be some interesting games
Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.
His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Mr. Nimoy announced last year that he had the disease, attributing it to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.
Anton Ludwig August von Mackensen (6 December 1849 – 8 November 1945), born August Mackensen, was a German soldier and field marshal. He commanded with success during the First World War and became one of the German Empire's most prominent military leaders. After the Armistice, Mackensen was interned for a year. He retired from the army in 1920 and was made a Prussian state councillor in 1933 by Hermann Göring. During the Nazi era, Mackensen remained a committed monarchistand sometimes appeared at official functions in his First World War uniform. He was suspected of disloyalty to the Third Reich, although nothing was proved against him at this time
Mackensen died on November 8, 1945 at the age of 95, his life having spanned the Kingdom of Prussia, the North German Confederation, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany, and the post-war Allied occupation of Germany.
That is all for this week, I won't ask you what color a certain dress is :-)