Secret Agent Man

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  • November 23, 2013  07:52 PM
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It's difficult NOT to find in the daily news stories that relate to "SPY!" this, that, over here, over there and "HARD!".

For example, the Texas Lieutenant Governor has recently provided an Official Press Release of his views that relate to "domestic spying".

Unknown large sums of money are most likely being spent for SECURITY and PROTECTION and perhaps it's time for individuals to sit up and pay some additional attention to the matter.


In the mid 60's, Johnny Rivers produced a top song called "Secret Agent Man".  YouTube with lyrics.

I've created a program called "Secret Agent Man" that will ENCRYPT any TEXT desired and where I can share my great grandmother's "secret" recipe more securely.

Comparing MySQL and MariaDB

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  • September 22, 2013  05:48 PM
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MariaDB appears to be a direct replacement for MySQL and with additional enhancements and fixes.

For almost a week, I’ve made some performance tests using both an XP 32-bit and Windows 8 64-bit utilizing the MyISAM ENGINE.  The versions I considered were MySQL 5.1, 5.5, 5.6 and MariaDB 5.5,10.0.


NOTE:  My "Test" DATA consisted of 20 Million ROWs averaging 157 characters per ROW in one DATABASE of 100 properly indexed MyISAM-TABLEs.

Sleeping Alone

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  • September 21, 2013  11:38 AM
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My wife had been a Hospital Floor Nurse in Gynecology for at least 10 years when Home Health began.  This is where nurses visit the patient in their home.  She saw this as a New Ground Floor Opportunity and transferred.

It didn't take many nights for me to notice that I was finding myself Sleeping Alone.  Several nights a week at 1:00AM in the Morning, I found my wife bent over the coffee table in the living room with 100 stacked sheets of paper and scratching ones-and-slashes onto a legal sized notepad.

They're Going To Break Me!

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  • September 20, 2013  09:41 PM
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I had only been working for a few months inside Palm Beach Tan's corporate headquarters when early one morning, I heard the President of Palm Beach Tan (PBT) slamming the phone down and raise his voice saying "They're going to break me!".

2013: An Information Technology Gouge?

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  • September 19, 2013  02:07 PM
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I've been away from the Information Technology Business for the last 4 years during this economic downturn and I have recently made the decision to consider easing back in with my skills and experience. I found the latest version of Microsoft Office Version to be "2013".