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    I was right: I was wrong. 15% was too much.

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    One of the shiny new features added to Management Studio for 2008 allows you to plot spatial data for any table that has geography or geometry data in the new spatial types. This comes in pretty handy for doing quick visual inspection of small spatial...
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    Another example of life imitating video games... at the zoo?

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    You know, this might be funnier if my youngest son (who's 8) wasn't currently playing Madagascar like a hyperactive, caffeine-addicted monkey. (He has autism, so the similarity between his hyperactivity and caffeine addiction is entirely superficial....
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    How do you spot tourists in Seattle?

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    When we moved to Redmond, I was told that you can always spot the tourists up here: they're the ones carrying the umbrellas. Heh. It's rarely enough of a downpour to justify the hassle, just a light mist most of the time (OK, nearly all the time except...
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    Can you tell a great architect from a bad one?

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    Since I'm going to be sitting as a panel member on an MCA review board soon, I'd like to think I can, but apparently some researchers are having trouble... Highly capable designers have an incentive to choose somewhat more difficult designs to better...
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    Watching the watchers watch with SQL Server

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    This popped up earlier this year, and I thought it was cool enough to put in the blog backlog. How Microsoft IT Uses SQL Server 2005 to Power a Global Forensic Data Security Tool (TechNet) Technical White Paper | IT Pro Webcast | TechNet Radio I'm always...
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    I think I've found my new sport... Chess Boxing.

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    Although I might hold out for MMA Chess, this still sounds like fun. I still play chess online with my Dad and brothers, but this would add a whole new combative dimension to the game... and require a whole new level of commitment. "I took a lot...
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    Thank you, Captain Obvious.

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    Actually, my oldest son is the original Captain Obvious in my life, but Michael Campbell does a good impression of him in Performance Secrets for SQL Server Developers (sqlmag.com) . Heh. Not that it's a bad thing. Being reminded of the obvious every...
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