Old Shoe

I'm reading some of the fascinating case studies on the High Scalability site, and I stumble across this curious bullet point in the page on Amazon's architecture: "Don't pay for performance. Give good

Not That SSIS...

Hmm, this wasn't quite what I expected to find when searching Amazon for a book on SSIS. Still, might as well add it to my DVD rental list... ;-)

Rip-Off Britain Part 267

I've just been looking for a new book on Windows Communication Foundation. I plumped for the soon-to-be-published "Essential Windows Communication Foundation", which is £34.19 on, but just $29.92

Amazon's Definition of "World Cinema"

I'm browsing the DVD section on, looking for something new and unfamiliar to add to my rental list. I click on "Browse Categories" and then click on the "World Cinema"

Amazon DVD Rental

Amazon UK have started a DVD rental service: My first thought is "why did this take so long"?  I've been merrily renting