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    If I were in sales and Steve Jones were my customer...

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    First of all, fortunately for our shareholders (myself included!), I'm not in sales, technical or otherwise. Heh. Second, I consider Steve Jones (of SQLServerCentral.com fame) a good friend. So with the good sense of humor that one expects of such friends...
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    Conchango puts a nice little Vista Gadget out there for SQL Server

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    Besides being a good guy to work with, Jamie apparently moonlights as a Gadgeteer... (Well, maybe John is the Gadgeteer and Jamie's morphed into a program manager.) Announcing SQL Server Monitor Gadget for Windows Vista Sidebar (SSIS Junkie) He'll probably...
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    Hello, SkyNet? Your SkyDrive is almost full.

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    In the immortal words of Scooby Doo, "Ruh-roh." Robot wars are a reality (Guardian Unlimited) I love robotics. I love AI. In theory. In the lab. I love good intentions, too, despite the fact that the Road to Hell® is paved with them. Ready for prime time...
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    Getting Serious About Gaming?

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    The work being done on XNA Game Studio doesn't seem all that far off the mark, now does it? Getting Serious About Gaming (Business 2.0) I just wish I could've gone to GameFest 2007 ...
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    Games Workshop could learn a thing or two from our XNA license...

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    I'm a big fan of XNA because it continues to fuel my life long dream of making video games for a living... Today's XNA Announcements - Xbox Live's Major Nelson My wife, however, is not as much a fan as I am. Something about cleaning out the garage and...
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    First quad-core laptop hits U.S.? Ooh, shiny!

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    I've always wanted an Alienware machine, I just could never justify pushing the button on a $5,000USD notebook computer after lustfully configuring every option imaginable... but I might not be able to resist buying one of these beauties. First quad-core...
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    Halo-flavored Mountain Dew?

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    When one of my mates in MDM asked me last week if I was going to buy a Halo-branded car, I thought he was just talkin' crazy. He wasn't. From Cars to Colas, Here Comes 'Halo 3' but I'm not sure that I could get a new vehicle past the Mrs. even if it did...
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    Which Serenity Character Are You?

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    These are not the results that I was expecting when somebody on the browncoats distribution list emailed out the survey . In the immortal words of Malcolm Reynolds, "I'm shocked my own self." Which Serenity Character Are You? My Results. Dr. Simon Tam...
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    Got rbar blues? You're not the only one.

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    He could've just said, "Go read Itzik Ben-Gan's books." and been done with it... but then he wouldn't've been able to write this neat article. Heh. Good article, Remi. RBAR: 'Row By Agonizing Row' (Simple-Talk) Out of morbid curiosity, please answer the...
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    Bungie: You've got to give us more warning than that!

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    You can't tell us the day before and expect us to make travel arrangements to be present in Redmond for something like this... Halo 3 Preview on the IMAX (Bungie.net) That's not fair!! I'm looking for additional petition signers in Houston to bring this...
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    It’s Good to Be in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing?

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    I would have to agree. It's the most fun set of challenges that I can imagine being paid to overcome... It’s Good to Be in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing (TDWI) (Note: I didn't say "the most fun that I can imagine being paid to have" since...
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    So, this explains why FPS are the most immersive types of games?

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    Hrm. I guess feeling like you're somewhere else is the next best thing to actually being there... Out-of-body experience recreated (BBC NEWS) The visual viewpoint observations would seem to explain why first-person shooter (FPS) games are much more immersive...
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    How is that possible? I guess some people can't hold their caffeine...

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    I've heard the expression, "can't hold her liquor" but she overdosed on a paltry seven expressos? Come on! Teenage girl rushed to hospital after overdosing on coffee (the Daily Mail) . I think secretly she was just sickened by lousy tasting coffee and...
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    RE2: The value of a little failure here and there

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    Not exactly phoning in a correction to the record, he just wanted to make an observation or two. The real Wilbur speaks: "It is sad, but that's the jest of it. For the record, I did try everything that I could think of to convince them that the equipment...
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    Meet the Rangers (Houston, Tejas)

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    Although I'm preparing for a more formal event for later this year (before SQL PASS, I hope!), there are a few Microsofties getting together informally for dinner tomorrow evening (Wednesday 08 August 2007). Erik Leaseburg (BizTalk Ranger) and myself...
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    Shiny! Four-player online co-op campaign mode for H3.

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    Being able to connect two split screen sessions is pretty cool, too. Bungie.net : Inside Bungie : News (20070731)
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    Welcome the newest Microsoft BI blogger!

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    I'm not sure what he's doing over there on Technetium, but... I'm sure he'll have some good stuff anyway. Heh. Andrew Fryer's Blog : Business Intelligence - or putting the I into IT
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