Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weekly Update

1. Quote of the Week
I like a GUID as a primary key on every table so that I can uniquely identify that row. For consistency I'll call it "UID" and defined as a NewSequentialID. I'm aware of the various discussions that have been had regarding Guids vs sequences vs COMB etc., etc., but for me any performance issues have occurred in the size of databases I've worked with. The ability to create a new UID as part of an insert is of huge benefit to reduce round trips if you're handling that kind of thing from within a business layer outside of the database server.

2. To Laugh or Cry?
Data Principles

3. Online debunkings
Comments on Relational Fidelity & Analytics Integrity
Comments on Data Model: Neither Conceptual, Nor Logical, Nor Physical Model

4. Elsewhere
Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies

5. And now for something completely different

This week:
Science [Does Not] Increasingly Make the Case for God
Public acclaim is often uncorrelated to scientific accomplishment
Watch: The only thing Catholics and Muslims agree on
The Daily Show
Digging for Richard III: The Search for the Lost King
The PostWest:
Gaza French cultural center defaced with anti-cartoon grafitti
France's stance on Palestine recognition unchanged by attacks
France marched for Charlie, not for the Jews
Will EU condemn Belgium, France for excessive force?
Palestinians' Big Lie, Not Israel's Original Sin
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