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Mow down barriers, rip out legacy! What’s coming to NonStop will surprise …

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I am all about choice and having options but sometimes, I balk at having to throw anything away. When it comes to NonStop, there’s a rich choice of solutions and almost all of them are providing simple methods that help to ease-in to production …  
Imagine my surprise when the email arrived promoting a fun day in a Las Vegas sand box. Literally; it was a real sand box, full of sand and not a reference to some exotic new middleware. A sandbox, too, liberally populated with tractors and scrapers – as the promotion for such an experience proudly advertised. “You know you've always wanted to play on the huge equipment you see on construction sites,” said the lead in on the web site, Dig this Vegas.

“Meet at a giant sandbox in Las Vegas and receive a brief safety instruction and equipment orientation,” was how another promotional brochure started. “You'll be given a hard hat, vest, and 2-way radio before climbing aboard a real-life excavator or bulldozer for a unique and fun experi…

Heroics that may be tolerated …

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Who knew? The lessons learnt on the rugby field could apply to NonStop! Essentially, we are all wired differently …
For as long as I can recall I have had an interest in playing football. Not the round ball variety, but rugby. From the time I was six years old there would be a Wednesday afternoon practice at a delightful suburban ground, Primrose Park. By the time I made it to high school, I had become highly proficient at playing rugby league and my on-field heroics led to me representing first the district, then the zone, and finally, making the trials for the Australian schoolboy side. Even at a very early age, my instinct for the game was recognized by coaches at the highest level.

While I missed selection to the team - losing out to a youngster who eventually captained the senior team for Australia - I did come away with an offer from my coach of a contract to play for a Sydney professional team. As happenstance would have it, my parents refused point blank to sign any such thing;…

Hey! You! Get off of my cloud.

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There will be many articles and posts over the coming weeks on clouds, and on the impact on NonStop users, but hey, heads-up, the news here is all goodness! NonStop has every right to be considered as appropriate technology for deployment within the cloud …

So much attention of late is being given to “what’s trending?” Someone (self) important snaps a selfie with their smartphone, and immediately checks to see how it’s trending on Facebook, Twitter, and so forth. There’s an immediate response and a spike (in popularity) that may develop, but rarely is such actions rewarded over the long term. However, in many respects, the NonStop community is much the same – ever anxious about what’s trending!

Bucking a trend can be seen as being self-destructive, innovative, perhaps contrarian and going against the grain. In former times we simply dismissed this as idiotic or even eccentric, putting it down to bohemian lifestyles. It is therefore encouraging to read as much as I have been doing of la…