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    RE: SSIS' 15 Faults

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    I didn't realize that there was so much pent up hostility toward Integration Services out there... especially from people who are prejudiced against insects. Heh. Goodness knows that I've complained about its warts enough in the past (with a dozen or...
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    Both

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    Michael may ask himself whether mirroring or log shipping is better... Database mirroring and log shipping. Which is better? (SharePoint Hosting and Development) But I wonder why. Why ask? Why not do both? One is HA. One is DR. It's a no-brainer. Do both...
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    RE: The value of a little failure here and there

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    Although Bob seems to stop short of suggesting "intentional" outages, he seems to elude to creating them... but it's a good article nonetheless (minus the criminal behavior). The value of a little failure here and there (IS Survivor) I am categorically...
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    Is there something wrong with Mobile?

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    I've got my own share of nits to pick with Windows Mobile, but I've been holding my tongue until I break down and buy a WM6 device and see if they fixed it. Jonathan's article doesn't give me much hope: Why Can't Microsoft Get Windows Mobile Right? (angryCoder...
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    This is only funny if...

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    This is only funny if you believe that there are stupid questions and you believe that people should be required by law to Read The "Fine" Manual before they're allowed to speak to you. RTFM (xkcd.com) Sometimes they should be required by law to read...
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    The value of soft skills.

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    Despite being "hard to teach" and "hard to quantify" these skills are still considered "soft." They have been employed at a premium price since the before days of yore when Carnegie first wrote How to Win Friends and Influence People , so why are they...
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    Business Intelligence Best Practices?

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    Although the primary sponsors are not necessarily always Microsoft-friendly, BI is still a small enough space that it's always interesting to read about what "the other guys" are doing and thinking. Business Intelligence Best Practices (TDWI and b-eye...
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    Goodness! Be careful, people!!

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    20,690 work-related injuries of IT folks in 2005? Wow! Just in the U.S.? Thankfully those were the non-fatal ones. How many fatal ones were there? Geez! Somebody's got to cut back on the alcohol ration to the Bungie compound. Heh. The Hazards of IT (SQLServerCentral...
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    But do you want to be great?

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    I can't remember the name of the Steven Seagal movie the title quote comes from (maybe the Demon Alz is creeping up on me?), but that's one of the many sugar plums that were dancing in my head as I read Janet's article What Makes a Good Programmer (SQLServerCentral...
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    What would I do?

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    Jason poses an interesting question... WWYD (What would you do) - A random story for feedback I see this all the time for b2b invoices, but I have a hard time imagining an employee who could afford to work for six months without getting paid... Most companies...
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    Who's doing code reviews these days?

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    I wish more people were doing code reviews... It's hard enough to get people to read my code when I volunteer it, let alone permit me to peek at theirs! Of all kinds of artifacts, such as SSIS packages, schemas, cube designs, not just C#. Mark's got some...
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    Incorrect logic operator selection

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    Trika asked whether "nudie pics" as a response to a silly question was funny or inappropriate . Illegal operation. Five yard penalty for incorrect usage of the OR operator! The correct operator would be AND... because the answer to your question is "both...
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    More required reading: AntiPatterns

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    Steve thinks every coder should read the classic GoF "Design Patterns": Are Design Patterns A Bad Idea? I agree. But I also think that AntiPatterns should be required reading. And I'm leaning towards requiring that they read it first. (Since we're obviously...
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    Open Source assault on Google?

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    Wow. Who didn't see that coming? There are so many jokes in there that I don't know where to start! I like the distributed computing concept in theory, but I'm always skeptical of computing resources volunteered to the grid. It's like the SETI project...
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    Ooh, the free market actually impacts public universities? Wow!

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    The ivory tower is under capitalist siege? Oh noes!! Shock! Surprise!! Dismay!!! [I'll restrain myself from inserting a gratuitous lolrus picture . Heh.] It's been a long time coming, but I've only got one thing to say: Glee! Certain Degrees Now Cost...
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    A show of hands, please. Who is NOT taking the day off on Tuesday 25 September 2007?

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    Non-geeks (managers, marketing people, etc) seem to keep trying to schedule things on this holiday. Why?! O the humanity! You can't schedule anything on Halo Day!!! Stop the madness. Make it a national holiday. It seemed easier to ask who's not, rather...
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    Ooh, more free-time filler! I heart XNA.

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    If I don't leave a note2self, I'll forget where to find it later. Microsoft XNA Developer Presentations Thanks, Walter.
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