Mar 22 2010

Is your computer guy making $13/hr?

Jamie Begin

In terms of professionalism, network support companies run the gamut. Most any person with moderate computer experience can hang out their own shingle and claim to be a professional–and many do. While you’ll find a lot of “professionals” who charge as little as $35/hr, most full-time, experienced service companies in the Mic …

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Mar 5 2010

Your high IQ will kill your startup

Jamie Begin

I don't normally like to write "drive-by postings" that merely link to someone else's blog with minor commentary. However, I believe that "Your high IQ will kill your startup" is one of the most insightful blog postings that I've ever read. It's an excellent reminder tha …

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Mar 4 2010

Rounding datetimes and timestamps in PostgreSQL

Jamie Begin

A simple PL/pgSQL function to round either a datetime or timestamp value to the nearest N seconds. …

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Mar 2 2010

Base36 Conversion in PostgreSQL

Jamie Begin

Using PostgreSQL to base36 encode (and decode) large integers for better human readability. Base36 encoding intermixes letters and digits and is most frequently encountered with URL shortening services and on Dell service tags. …

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