A different way of visualizing SQL databases

A friend asked me this weekend to help him understand SQL databases for a course in which he's enrolled. The general structure of a relational database seemed straightforward to him - creating a new row for each entry, linking one-to-one relationships directly, and creating a gerund for one-to-many and many-to-many…

The first week with my Nexus S

I've been hemming and hawing about replacing my aging iPhone 3G, bought in mid-July of 2008. The phone was taking forever to complete everyday tasks such as opening apps to a usable state, loading web pages, and performing general functions. The battery was worn too, struggling to last the day.…