Go the extra step and reap bigger rewards. It's the year to try harder and work smarter!
Every 4th year, it's time to calibrate the calendar year with the orbital or seasonal year. 2020 has 366 days this year and leap days are even more odd than you think.
Check Wikipedia.com for more calendar info and folklore.
For calculation leap year into your SQL Server apps try MyTecBits.com for a T-SQL method of extracting the extra day in February.
Make the most of 2020, you've got an extra day to get things done!
The speed and scale at which computer calculations are made is about to take a quantum leap with a discovery made by a team of Australian engineers lead by Andrew Dzurak at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Quantum Computing is much more advanced than tradition computing where two bits represent a 1 or 0, in quantum computations there are virtually an endless value for a state by superposition or the calculation with other states or qubits. Andrew and his team built a device that allows two qubits to calculate between each other, the quantum logic gate. It is a huge break through using silicon as chip manufacturing today is basically of the same process. What really incredible to myself, as a former MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) engineer is the use of the spin and direction of the electron to arrive at calculating the quantum state. These two sciences may be able to learn a lot from each other. Read more about the scientists and their discovery in UNSW News.
What I think it means for the consumer seven to ten years down the road, self driving cars will be able to calculate all the variables necessary to drive in city traffic flawlessly, medical procedures and drugs will be hand crafted just for your body and DNA. And, when you add this discovery with all the other sciences that are growing, all technology is beginning to increase at an alarmingly increasing rate.
It's getting harder to tell your kids to put away the video games and get a real job when stories like this are popping up in the news. How video games turn teenagers into millionaires. The point of interest in the article that caught my eye is the statement that these careers weren't available 5 to 10 years ago and that even in this flux that we are now seeing where AI (artificial intelligence) is taking jobs away from people, other career paths are emerging. Let's hope new careers can keep up with the ones being lost to AI. Realistically, it's a lopsided equation in favor of automation. But, learning to be an entrepreneur and riding the trends of a market in flux, you just may be able to make enough to last a lifetime.
Take a look through the BBC's Bright Sparks section and see what what the smart kids are doing.
TechCrunch has a great article on the growth of enterprise software featuring a 3 trillion dollar opportunity, but it's bigger than that and there's so much room for small business and start ups. In short, mobile collaboration for your workforce with direct integration to product partners and stakeholders is the only model to develop for, anything else would be a disservice to your client.
Just five years ago, we wouldn’t have imagined that a farmer or construction worker could be an information worker. But with products like Farmlogs, Planet Labs and Airware in farming and agriculture, and PlanGrid or Skycatch in construction, all new demographics of the workforce are being supported by information technology. And this is just the beginning. As every employee on the planet is enabled by a smartphone, the addressable market for enterprise software grows from about half a billion people to the billions of workers leveraging mobile devices to do their jobs.
Every job is software-enabled, every industry is digitized. Read more at TechCrunch.com
By now you have probably gotten an email from every company that you have ever visited on their COVID policy. No need to rehash washing your hands and social distancing here. The point that I want to stress is that we are all in this together, locally and globally, and it's going to take all of us to beat this thing.
I work for the government in my day job, maintaining transmitters along the coast of South Carolina. The government is just people. Some very hard working people that perform jobs that in the private sector usually pays much more for the same work. But, boil it all down, and it's just people helping people.
In times of crisis's past, like the hurricanes we've had, we didn't get extra pay or bonuses, just a good feeling at the end of the day that we made a difference. Getting through this is going to be difficult, but not something we can't do.
There are always two options you have in any situation. One is to do nothing. With COVID doing nothing is actually a good thing. Stay at home and you're not part of the problem. The second option is to try harder. I have to credit my father with that one. He was part of what they now call the greatest generation, but the greatest generation is really yet to come. We are all products of these generations, we are the hybrids. Let's try a little harder and figure this out. Figure out what you can do to help.
Sure it's scary, we see exactly how fragile our world is. And, the big brains say it's going to get worse before it gets better, but we will get through it and come out stronger. Helping others is really the name of the game.
Check on your neighbors, have empathy and employ compassion. We are all going through a lot. I want to be able to reflect back at the End of the Plague party and know I had a hand in making the world a better place. I may not invent a miracle vaccine, but I help keep emergency communications online over here, inspire hope and I lend a helping hand. I am very grateful for the medical, fast food, grocery workers and everyone involved in all these chains that keeping us moving forward.
Do your part and work harder. Patience, courtesy and humor go along way, act like you've been somewhere. Maybe this will spark a spiritual revolution when we finally realize that we are all the same, and that we are all connected.
The Surface Pro 3 is truly a must have tech tool and you can believe the hype about being able to replace your notebook with this tablet.
My client's company picked up the tab as a need for constant site updates and the ability to run complex applications from anywhere. (Big thank you.) I went with the 256gb with the i5 processor and it's a screamer. Running two versions of SQL Server Management Studio and ten other apps, not a glitch. This is the first machine I have been wahoo about in a very long time. It's thin, light, super quick and runs everything.
Microsoft really got this right and if they can hang on to the momentum here, this is a real game changer. Bravo!
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