Scot is a writer for Oracle. He's a slacker and smartass involved in content engineering, content architecture, big data, cloud computing, and other buzzwords related to technical crap. He loves his family, political books, jazz guitar, and the Minnesota Vikings. Scot is a proud father, so don't ask him about his family unless you have four hours to listen to him blather on about his kids.
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As a writer working in the software field, I often hear a lot of ideas that aren’t expressed very well. Well, they’re expressed in specifications or in code. They’re just not expressed in actual communication that someone who doesn’t read … Continue reading
I’ve been looking for a Zen master who would take me on as a student. I’ve been looking for this type of a teacher for a long time. The only trouble? I didn’t know that I was looking. My pilgrimage as … Continue reading
I only watched the Netflix series, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, once. It wasn’t bad. It just wasn’t great enough for me to commit my time to. There was a quote, however, that resonated with me. Kimmy said, “You can stand anything … Continue reading
From the Googles: hu·bris /ˈ(h)yo͞obrəs/ noun excessive pride or self-confidence. synonyms: arrogance, conceit, haughtiness, hauteur, pride, self-importance, egotism, pomposity, superciliousness, superiority; More antonyms: humility (in Greek tragedy) excessive pride toward or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis. Just when … Continue reading
In 1987, farmer, essayist, and poet Wendell Berry offered up his standards for technological innovation: The new tool should be cheaper than the one it replaces. It should be at least as small in scale as the one it replaces. … Continue reading
This week I started my new gig at Cloudera. I’m quite excited about the opportunity. Although, I already miss my colleagues and friends at Eucalyptus. It’s a big change for me. For the first time in seven years, I won’t … Continue reading