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    Barnes & Noble promotion

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    <shameless_promotion> Addison-Wesley has asked me to mention that B&N is doing a big promotion of my SQL Server books right now. I believe the figure they cited was a 40% discount, IIRC. Check with B&N for the details. So, if you're interested...
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    Blogging from Tech*Ed

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    I'm blogging from the speakers' lounge at Tech*Ed. I've had a great week so far. Best sessions to date: 1. Kim Tripp's indexing strategies session was well done and full of useful info. Kim's a training pro, and it shows. 2. Euan Garden's three...
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    How important is T-SQL portability?

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    This came up on a newsgroup recently. I weighed in with my .02 worth and decided to blog about it as well. Question: how important is it to write T-SQL such that it strictly follows the ANSI/ISO standard and will run on other DBMSs unmodified? My answer...
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    More on Borland, Danny Thorpe, etc.

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    There's been some churn over in the newsgroups re: my post yesterday about my concerns over Borland's future. I decided to respond over there, and I thought it might make sense to repeat that post here for anyone else who took issue with the post. For...
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    Μοviεβrainia is back online

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    For anyone who cares and is not already subscribed to my MSN Spaces blog , DNS issues with my Μοviεβrainia movie review site have been resolved, and it's back online. Check it out at http://blogs.moviebrainia.com/mr . Feel free to post any comments you...
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    Sometimes it's better just to waitfor

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    You may have noticed that the sample blocking detection script in KB articles 251004 and 271509 uses WAITFOR in a loop in order to run the sp_blocker_pss NN stored procedure. Ever wonder why that is? Why wouldn’t we schedule the execution of the procedure...
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    Subtle bugs #1

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    From time-to-time, I'm going to post a code snippet with a subtle bug in it for people interested in tracking down such things. Here's the first one (C/C++): TCHAR g_szFoo[10]; void CopyArg(TCHAR * pszArg) { _tcsncpy(g_szFoo, pszArg, (sizeof...
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    I'll be speaking at Tech*Ed

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    I'll be in Orlando next month speaking at the US edition of Tech*Ed. I think the show is already sold out, so hopefully you've already registered. Come by and see me if you get a chance. I'll be talking about SQL Server's User Mode Scheduler (UMS) architecture...
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    Revenge of the Prequels: An Ode to &quot;The Director&quot;

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    This isn't terribly technical in nature, but everyone's talking about it and there are certainly technical elements in it, so I thought I'd link my review of Revenge of the Sith here. It's actually on my non-technical blog over on MSN Spaces.
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    Your gadget recommendations

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    I'm considering replacing my SmartPhone (a Motorola MPX200) with something else. I've developed a real love-hate relationship with my phone. I like all the "smart" functionality, but I hate what a rotten phone it is on occasion. I often go straight from...
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    The best session at the 2005 PASS Summit...

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    ...was probably one I didn't even get to attend. Adam Machanic introduced himself to me at the Mercy Wine Bar outing some of us did Thursday night after the VIP Reception in Las Colinas. He mentioned his "Best Practices for Structured SQL Server Development...
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    My other blog is a Mercedes

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    For those who don't already know about it, I blog about non-technical things on MSN Spaces at http://spaces.msn.com/members/khen1234 . I'm reserving my MSDN blogs for technical topics, so if you want to read some more of my random ramblings, check out...
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    Goodbye, Seoul

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    The world's first production deployment of SQL Server 2000 on a 64-way, 64-bit machine was a success. I've had a fantastic time here in Seoul -- both working and after-hours. The food has been great, the people wonderful, and the weather Spring-like....
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    A trip down memory lane

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    I've always found the story of the early days of the PC industry to be extremely interesting. One reason for this is that I experienced those early days myself. I have my own memories of them. Another is that the PC's eventual rise to prominence is the...
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    We're hiring!

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    If you have deep coding and problem solving skills, live in the DFW area, love SQL Server, and would like a shot at working for Microsoft, contact me via the email link on this page. I can't get into too many details here on the blog, so if you're interested...
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    Political stuff

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    For those who enjoy reading such things, a couple of new political ramblings over on my personal blog: http://spaces.msn.com/members/khen1234/PersonalSpace.aspx . I'll post these from time to time over there and may drop notes about them here for those...
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