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Mea Maxima Culpa

In posting yesterday about Debix, I should have disclosed that I have
personal and financial relationships with the company.

In addition, I was one of the 54 people in the test, and my fraud
alerts did not set properly. I should have disclosed that as well.

I apologize for the oversight.

My thanks to Mr. X for commenting that I didn’t seem my usual skeptical self in my
posting. I had planned to disclose this in the post, as I have in
prior mentions of Debix. (“Does Lost Data Matter,” and “Introducing Debix.”) For clarity, I am no longer on Debix’s Technical Advisory Board. As I said when I announced that I’m Joining Microsoft, “I want to be clear that [the decision to leave advisory boards] is about the tremendously cool opportunity within Microsoft, not a lack of confidence or enthusiasm for the companies I have had the pleasure of working with. I remain enthusiastic, and wish all of them them great success.”