1. Book Review: Trading Bases

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    Anyone reading this that knows me personally knows I am both a big Baseball fan and a Las Vegas enthusiast.  I’ve got a good group of friends that makes the trip to Vegas once or twice a year (I think trip number 7 will be in June) and I never...
  2. Book Review: Nerds on Wall Street

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    I may not be the most active blogger in the world anymore, but I figured it was worth posting my book reviews of my 2014 reading list (what with it being a New Year’s Resolution and all).  Unfortunately, it’s February 5th and I’m only writing the review of my first...
  3. The 2014 Resolutions

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    I haven’t done a New Year’s Resolutions post in a couple of years, but I think this is an important year to document my goals.  Professionally, I’m getting pretty settled in helping Fannie Mae produce better software both faster and cheaper.  I love this job, but I fear that my...
  4. Staying Plugged In To Tech News

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    If you’ve been in the IT Industry long, you know about the worst kind of meeting.  The one where you sit down and your boss or one of your key clients says, “Tell me more about <Name of Tech Company That Is Key To Your Company> doing <Game Changing Move...
  5. 1000!

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    This post is the 1000th one that I’ve made on the Blog of Burgher Jon and I thought it would be worth it to mark the occasion. The first blog post appeared (actually on Blogspot) back in September of 2007 and since then 10s, maybe even 100s of people have...
  6. BYOP

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    Be Your Own Programmer Bring Your Own Device has largely come and gone as a phenomenon.  What’s the next one?  It just might be “Be Your Own Programmer.” What happened with BYOD? I remember signing up to be one of the first people in my group to have a blackberry.  It was 2005...
  7. A First Class Ticket on the Titanic

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    As I mentioned in my return post, I have now taken a full-time job at Fannie Mae.  When I tell people this, I usually get a queer look and a question.  My favorite of these questions is, “Isn’t that a little like buying a ticket on the Titanic AFTER it...
  8. I’m Back

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    I haven’t been posting here much and the reason is simple.  For the last several months I have been struggling to learn what I want to have an opinion about.  I was last a regular blogger in June of 2012.  At the time I was living in Pittsburgh, had just...
  9. Investing in the Cloud

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    The cloud is growing.  Over the next 15 years enterprises will spend billions of dollars finding ways to leverage commodity compute (IaaS/PaaS), flexible platforms that support very specific demand (PaaS), and software that automates non-differentiating practices (SaaS).  Almost everyone in IT knows this, the question is, “How do I make...

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