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What Deborah Tannen taught me about conversation & interruption

Sun, 2015-08-23 12:44
I was recently invited to attend a charity event in Washington DC. Dinner was a catered affair of 300 with a few senators & Muhammad Yunus there to talk about micro financing. After dinner we broke up into some smaller groups, and had great conversations into the night. It was interesting to me as I … Continue reading What Deborah Tannen taught me about conversation & interruption →

Are open source projects run like a democracy or an oligarchy?

Wed, 2015-08-19 09:32
I was reading Fred Wilson’s comments recently on The Bitcoin XT Fork. In it he discussed how open source developers manage their projects. “A group of open source core developers are a democratic system.” I was surprised by this comment because I had never thought if it as democratic. Here are my thoughts… Join 28,000 … Continue reading Are open source projects run like a democracy or an oligarchy? →

Always be publishing

Thu, 2015-07-30 11:23
Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. As an advisor to New York area startups & an long time entrepreneur, I’ve found writing & publishing to be extremely valuable use of time. I follow the motto “Always be publishing” here’s why. 1. Form your voice According to Fred Wilson, blogging has been … Continue reading Always be publishing →

Why I use Airbnb chat even when texting is easier

Wed, 2015-07-08 15:57
If you’ve ever traveled & stayed with an Airbnb host, you know that once you book you can easily switch to text messaging. Sometimes this is easier. But as I found out, it’s smarter to stick with a channel that we all can share. Join 30,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I … Continue reading Why I use Airbnb chat even when texting is easier →

Is Amazon too big to fail?

Wed, 2015-07-01 10:00
Amazon is the huge online retailer everyone knows well. However there is another side of Amazon, namely Amazon Web Services that hosts many of the internets largest websites. Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. In the infrastructure & operations world, Amazon is the Citibank, JP Morgan or Goldman Sachs of cloud … Continue reading Is Amazon too big to fail? →

Replicate MySQL to Amazon Redshift with Tungsten: The good, the bad & the ugly

Tue, 2015-06-09 13:47
Heterogenous replication involves moving data from one database platform to another. This is a complicated endevour because datatypes, date & time formats, and a whole lot more tend to differ across platforms. In fact it’s so complex many enterprises simply employ a commercial solution to take away the drudgery. Join 31,000 others and follow Sean … Continue reading Replicate MySQL to Amazon Redshift with Tungsten: The good, the bad & the ugly →

Wrestling with bears or how I tamed Tungsten replicator

Thu, 2015-05-28 14:25
I just dove into Tungsten replicator very recently as I need to replicate from Amazon RDS to Redshift. I’d heard a lot of great things about Tungsten, but had yet to really dig my heels in. Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I fetched the binary and began to dig through … Continue reading Wrestling with bears or how I tamed Tungsten replicator →