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    Breaking News! AdventureWorks abandoned for Katmai in favor of Northwind, pubs and...

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    In a striking change of direction, I'm happy to announce that AdventureWorks is being deprecated and abandoned for SQL Server 2008 samples in favor of long-time favorite databases of simple-minded data modelers: Northwind and pubs. Also, I can gleefully...
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    Contrary to the FUD, The Relational Database™ is far from dead...

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    I've gotten questions over the past month or two from folks (mostly DBAs and trainers) who have attended FUD dissemination events where various "experts" have declared The Relational Database™ to be dead. Ha! I've had a good laugh at most...
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    Oh, snap! Survey sez SQL Server community rulez?!

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    OK, I'll admit it. I'm always very behind in reading industry blogs, rags, whatever. And I'm biased. Heh. OTH, Sean McCown can hardly be called biased toward Microsoft... so when he and I agree on something, I'm glad that he's come around to see The Truth™...
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    One thing leads to another... leads to fired?

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    I'm not sure what I'm supposed to get out when people start sending me links like this: 10 Signs Your Company Wants You Gone (eweek.com) Why Your Boss Doesn’t Want You to Telework (webworkerdaily.com) If the second one is actually #11 from the first...
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    It may not seem related to SQL Server, but...

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    In the dim and distant past, I picked up the 5±2 thing rule. I'm sure it has a fancy, academified name... but Tribal Video Game Knowledge™ has edged it into the recycler in my brain. My oldest son is trying to convince me to buy enough copies...
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    Everyone's a critic...

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    I'm sure there's a Customer Service Law™ on the subject (the 1:10 rule, or whatever), but sometimes you just have to ignore complaints. Sometimes not. Heh. One of the Steves sent this one to me by way of asking who it would make a difference to...
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