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IBM Buys Red Hat

I honestly was not expecting to be reading news that IBM paid 34 billion dollars to buy Linux distributor Red Hat. I mean, the purchase itself isn’t a surprise, but the price tag is extremely high for a company with roughly $6 billion in assets and $3 billion in annual revenues. To quote someone else […]

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Coder Atrophy

Ever since I graduated from college, almost 13 years ago (damn, that makes me feel old), I’ve never really used the coding skills I picked up in the program I completed. By the time I got out of school, Nortel was imploding and I never happened upon any Junior Developer positions that ended up panning […]

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