Klout is a site that tracks social media influencers so that advertisers can give free perks to get the word out about their products. I’m big in Japan, so I get perks from time to time. In inviting me to this weekend’s perk (an Acura test drive), Klout and Acura sent me an email. Here’s one part: 5. Respect Intellectual Property Rights Intellectual Property is the group of legal rights to things people create or invent. Intellectual property rights typically include copyright, trademark, and trade secret rights, as well as the right to use someone’s name, likeness or voice. Examples…Read
Objects in mirror are way more dangerous than they appear. Oh yeah, and there’s no mirror. Back in the 1980s when my age was in single digits, the family across the street had an electric CitiCar. These “cars” – and I use the term loosely – had no real safety devices, no air conditioning, and no power. Here’s everything you need to know from the Wikipedia post: The top speed of any particular C-Car will vary somewhat depending on many factors, including: tire pressure, vehicle weight, alignment, brake drag, windows open/closed, transaxle oil viscosity, temperature, chemistry… I understood that the…Read
I’m an iPhone user, and I just spent the last two weeks using a Samsung Focus as my primary phone. The Focus runs Windows Phone 7.5 as its operating system, and I was curious to see how the software stacked up. Am I biased? Well, yes and no: I’ve owned every iPhone since the original one came out, but I’m not so blindly loyal that I shelled out money for an iPhone 4S. My iPhone 4 is good enough, and I’m not the kind of guy who wants to be seen walking down the street telling my phone what to…Read
Just got the new Samsung Focus from Klout for being an influential tech person in Chicago. First impression: the OS is gorgeous, but man, the autocorrect is awful. Perfect example – type oh-space-e as if you wanted to type “one” and the phone just leaves it as “o e”. I could forgive that if the space bar wasn’t THE BIGGEST KEY ON THE ENTIRE KEYBOARD and it’s located right next to the N, just begging my finger to hit it by accident. I’d post pictures of all the wonky app user experience problems, but Windows Phone 7 doesn’t have the…Read
Hi. I’m Brent Ozar.
I live in California with my wife Erika. I'm on an epic life quest to have fun and make a difference.
I co-founded Brent Ozar Unlimited to help make your SQL Server go faster. I also maintain sp_Blitz® and the open source First Responder Kit repo.