Got my GUID workin’

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.

Google definitions for GUID – WikiPedia definition of GUID

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!



All Data is Dead


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data, once collected into a database is, by the fact of having been moved from it’s source, suspect and potentially out of date.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.”