Archive for May, 2005
Here’s my GUID. I have decided that this number will be MY GUID from here on.
In case you don’t know, a GUID is a Global Unique ID. We use it for unique identification in progamming data applications. Whenever you need a unique ID there is a function that you can call that genertates this random number, that supposedly won’t come up again for 700 years. It isn’t perfect, but it is pretty unique.
In the future, I suspect we’ll all have some kind of unique ID and I figure I’ll get mine early.
Read it and weep!
I was having a conversation with my co-workers yesterday and we were discussing the idea that data, once collected into a database is, by the fact of having been moved from it’s source, suspect and potentially out of date. That’s When Chris Buscovich said,
“All data is dead.”