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    Not quite a chocolate factory, but...

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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (either version, since I skipped the remake) was never really my speed: no big explosions, no massive firefights or lightsaber duels, no well-choreographed martial arts scenes, nothing but the illusion of candy to keep...
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    How do I use Feature X in SQL Server?

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    Buck's got a great point about how SQL Server's development themes are managed from the top down: It isn't a matter of thinking up single features or changes to the product, it's a cohesive direction we all want to go. Carpe Datum : Why on earth are you...
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    Internet vigilante justice?

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    I'm not advocating mob justice generally; however, this is the *only* case in which I can remember the media even coming close to a retraction of it's horribly biased, agenda-based drivel. "They" put up unresearched stories full of unnecessary...
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    Hi, Mom! (And everybody else.)

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    "So, what do you do?" It's a common enough question, right? Usually immediately subsequent to "Where do you work?" People ask it to break the ice. They ask it because they're interested. They ask it because they can't believe somebody...
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    64-bit Zune player! Nice.

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    Have to see if the Mass Effect soundtrack sounds any better through x64 goodness... Shiny! Zune Software - Download (Zune.net) Notice how I ignored the Valentine's Day tie-in ? After ~16 years of marriage, who needs that aggravation? The Master Chief...
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    A cool DP sample that couldn't make it into the out of the box for some reason...

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    Although we've been putting the SQL Server product samples in CodePlex for quite a while, I'm not sure why this one didn't wind up "in the (out of the) box" space. Go figure. Sending BLOB Data to SQL SERVER Using IROWSETFASTLOAD and ISEQUENTIALSTREAM...
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    FILESTREAM, Windows Vista and you.

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    I won't complain about yet-another-configuration-stored-procedure, since I hold out hope that managing FILESTREAM's status at the server level will be rolled into sp_configure or DDL before RTM... but this is me not holding my breath. *sigh* Anyway, if...
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    LCD Panels are sooo yesterday...

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    Since I had lasik done, I haven't missed my contacts a bit... but I might be willing to put them back in my eyes if it means better resolution, image quality and portability than this enormous pair of LCD panels on my desk. Adding displays directly onto...
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    Connected Home's 3-part Series on WHS and more...

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    Got my copy of WHS last week and I'm hoping to make time to stand it up this week; I'm sure that I'll want to remember these links later when that happens. Heh. Coming Home to Windows Home Server, Part 1 A new column begins, focusing on Microsoft's highly...
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    SQL Server gurus! Get connected to CodePlex.

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    First off, CodePlex is looking for developers. That seems like the best way to get plugged in. Heh. I have a vested interest in seeing you top-notch coders working on CodePlex. I know several great coders out there; you know who you are, so apply! More...
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    More upcoming webcasts

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    If you're intrigued by data mining or wonder how your SQL Server certifications will be affected, these are for you: TechNet Webcast: Mastering Time Series Prediction with SQL Server 2008 Data Mining (Level 300) , Thursday, Jan. 24, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Pacific...
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    Hi-ho, hi-ho... I knew something was different this morning.

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    This would explain the animated characters in the hallway this morning... Microsoft Corp. announced today that it has hired The Walt Disney Co.'s top IT executive to fill its open CIO position, a move that continues the software vendor's recent string...
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    Upcoming SQL webcasts and virtual events (January 2008)

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    Some random virtual things that you might care about (I do): Get Ready for SQL Server 2008 Virtual Event (sponsored by SQL PASS et al) Thursday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Eastern Time MSDN Webcast: Optimizing Online, Enabling Offline with SQL Server...
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    Belated happy annibirthary, SQL Server.

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    I always seem to miss birthdays and anniversaries. *sigh* Not sure whether to call this one a birthday or an anniversary. Maybe the anniversary of prenatal announcement? Or was this back when nobody announced a product until it was done. (Did that ever...
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    In case you need help justifying a Home Server of your own...

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    I have it on good authority that sometimes humor will help get forgiveness when you failed to get permission. Mommy, why is there a server in the house? Heh. Let me know if it works for you...
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    Big brother (or SkyNet) is coming... to a PC near you.

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    I loved the book 1984 , even though it was almost 1984 by the time I read it. The fact that the date was around the corner and technology wasn't anywhere close kind of took the punch out of the story. I guess it didn't scare me the way it scared "previous...
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    Sun makes database play! Is MySQL worth $1B?

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    Now don't that take the rag off'n the bush? Sun Microsystems Inc. has agreed to buy open-source software maker MySQL AB for $1 billion, and said its fiscal second-quarter net income nearly doubled on boosted margins, according to preliminary results....
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    I'm not the only one! Poor lil' guy...

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    Although he probably won't live as long as I do, I still feel a little sad for the poor fellow. "I won’t tell you what I actually do now on Microsoft.com. It’s too embarrassing." The Lone Server @ Microsoft.com Not. What a whiner...
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    Inquiring transplants want to know, too: Who ordered snow?

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    When I was interviewing, everybody kept telling me how it *wink* almost never snows here. *wink* Uh-huh. Sure. Seen it twice already since we moved. Must be global warming. "Schools running late but not work." Steve Clayton: Geek In Disguise...
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    Will the RML Utilities will catch up to 2008 soon?

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    Inquiring minds want to know... RML Utilities for Microsoft SQL Server Released RML Utilities for Microsoft SQL Server Released (PSS SQL Server Engineers) Support for 2000 and 2005 only so far. Sorry! At least we've got both x86 and x64 versions, though...
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    No. Yes. Zune!

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    As if I have to answer, but... Every dumb yuppie poser has an iPod. Your parents and grandparents have iPods. Do you really want to be like them? Or are you a rebel, a hipster, the first on your block to have something different? Zune's New Tune (Forbes...
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    Alien? No way. Blade Runner was far better.

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    MSN's Cadillac of... promotion offers three choices for "best science fiction movie": Alien 2001: A Space Odyssey Blade Runner I'm not even sure why 2001 is on that list. Must be a nod to the geriatric crowd, eh? (Just kiddink!) Alien seems...
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    Wow. A first time for everything...

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    I've had the Halo 3-branded Zune since the first day of their public availability... It's been what, seven, eight months now? More? I still remember when the delivery guy dropped it off at the front door. Doesn't seem that long ago. I thought I'd found...
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    Fashionable PCs? How about...?

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    While I'm not opposed to sleek, sexy computing power, there are other priorities that I'd like addressed... Typical consumers simply purchased their devices out of necessity, but the scales are beginning to tip with demand growing for hardware that performs...
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    Nominate your SQL Server wins for the 2008 TDWI Best Practices Awards!

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    Vote early and often for your favorite implementations on your favorite platform! (Hint: your favorite platform is SQL Server.) Have you completed a data warehouse or business intelligence implementation that you think other organizations could learn...
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