Category Archives: Vocation

The topic of vocation related work and interests

The 7 Deadly Sins That Kill Innovation In Your Organization

Mike Caprio 3 Replies

This Is Not A Religious Screed Let me just get that out of the way right up front. I am not at all a religious person – but I have to say that I feel this metaphor will ring true for many who are even passingly familiar with the so-called tradition of “deadly sins”, which […]

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Dude Where’s My App? Things I Expect To Be Able To Do And Yet Still Cannot Do

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Why Isn’t There An App For That? There are a surprising number of things that should be completely technically feasible, and yet nothing exists to solve these problems. Maybe it’s the Innovator’s Dilemma, maybe it’s just that the people in charge aren’t good at stating problems clearly to solve them simply. Whatever the reason, I […]

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Do You Even Know How To Design A Relational Database?

Mike Caprio 7 Replies

I’m really starting to wonder about this “NoSQL movement”. Everything I’ve read so far seems to have a severe case of tunnel vision – the only database anyone mentions in these NoSQL articles is MySQL, and they discuss how they have all these issues scaling it… and gee, it really sucks that you can’t easily […]

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The Map Application I Want

Mike Caprio 5 Replies

I don’t know if people really care about this sort of thing as much as I do… but as a New Yorker (and still a relatively new one, that may factor in) I find that I need to plan my trips around the city. Travel time on public transportation is an important variable to consider, […]

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WWDC Part V: Almost Done

Mike Caprio 7 Replies

Today was a tough day – half the WWDC sessions I went to were way above my head. I’ve gone to everything else that’s geared towards beginners, but honestly the conference doesn’t really have something I would have taken advantage of: an actual classroom setting for utter newbies, where they run you through hands-on tutorials. […]

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