Why joshuadrake.me?

I have been known by many names, some of them not so flattering. However, in public I have been Drake, Linuxpoet, Linuxhiker, JD and others. Generally speaking people know me as JD and have for over a decade. It is how I am referred in my company (Command Prompt, Inc.) as well as the People, …

Thoughts on Forks and Open Source Licenses

I had the opportunity to speak with Karthik Ranganathan of YugabyteDB a couple of weeks ago; he was the inaugural guest for our new podcast, “More than a Refresh: A podcast about data and people who wrangle it.” Karthik is the CTO and one of the Founders of YugabyteDB. He provided an interesting perspective on …

Where could unlimited bandwidth take you

With the pending GA release of Star Link, more cities adopting municipal WIFI, and the growth of remote work due to the pandemic, one would assume that cell phone providers would be falling hand over fist to provide quality services at a quality price. Unfortunately this is not the case and it is hurting the …

In person events: a thing of the past?

Like most conference organizers we are learning to adapt to the new world; a world where physical events are no longer viable (at least in 2020). A world where people are genuinely and realistically concerned that an in-person event would increase their chances of receiving or spreading a life threatening virus. The question is: Are …

Why “work for hire”​ could be limiting your company and yourself

Command Prompt, Inc., whom I share ownership of with Amanda Nystrom, has been operating in the Full Stack Postgres market for well over 20 years. During this time we have learned quite a few things that have empowered us to become the premiere service provider in North America for all things Postgres.  All companies go …