Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Brian Roy
119 followers
119 followers
About
Brian's posts

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
"I feel like to both the centre left and the right, Milton Friedman is too heretical now — too right-wing for the left obviously and too left-wing for the right. Consequently, everything about monetarism has been stripped out of the public consciousness and we are left with vulgar Keynesianism and vulgar Austrianism."

Quote of the year.

http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2012/06/from-johnleemk.html

That's right... terrible commutes are just annoying, wasteful of time and energy... the are also KILLING YOU.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2012/05/30/long_commutes_make_you_fat_give_you_high_blood_pressure.html

Post has attachment
"Apparently, what college graduates want most is job security. Some 33% listed that as their top priority, above salary (23%) and benefits (23%)."

Well, someone should let them know that doesn't exist anymore...

http://www.readwriteweb.com/start/2012/05/college-grads-shun-startup-jobs-and-how-to-hire-them-anyway.php

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
NoSQL is less about the absence of SQL in a database, and more about realizing that you can't solve every problem with one tool.

New version of my PHP Data Access Layer out today with pluggable persistance classes (for stuff like Cassandra, MongoDB, Riak, etc). A MongoDB pluggable class is included.

Another step toward a simple way to use the right persistance solution for the right problems in your web applications.

https://github.com/briantroy/DB-Plus-Memcache

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
The kids are all right... we are broken.

Why should you expect them to respond to emails, text messages, and anything else on nights, weekends and on vacation (and make no mistake - WE do expect them to do it) and then tell them "work" is MY time, no personal business.

There is a values problem... it just isn't theirs.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/perfi/basics/story/2012-05-12/parents-helping-kids-get-jobs/54912010/1

Post has shared content
As usual, +Dave Winer is 110% right. And he will get trashed for being right.
Wait while more posts are being loaded