What’s a Ponzi Scheme?

A man named Eric Jaffe created a popular Ponzial scheme that involved creating a pyramid scheme and then transferring money to the investors.It worked well for him, but not for most people.The scheme involved putting a few thousand dollars into a savings account, then converting it to a Pampers credit card and then spending it.The …

When you need a database that scales, scale it with PostgreSQL

The PostgreSQL project has a reputation for being slow and a bit cumbersome.It is also a big part of the reason why many organizations can’t use it.So, how do you scale a database with Postgres?The Postgres project is a great place to start.The project provides a simple way to create a Postgres database using a …

How to use json schema to make data richer, smarter, and more powerful

The New York Times’ technology reporter, Steve Levitt, recently gave an extensive talk on using json schema generation to make your data richer and more useful.He used a basic example to illustrate how this is possible, using data from a large US government database of tax returns and other information.The data is structured like this: …