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    If you absolutely must call a WCF service from inside your database, here’s how you do it...

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    When I was an operations DBA, this would probably fall into the category of “just because you can do something, doesn’t mean that you should”: Call a WCF Service from SQLCLR (by Niels Berglund) However, there are probably a couple of good scenarios where...
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    Error code 2738 when installing AdventureWorks.

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    This is in the wiki FAQ , but not everybody reads the documentation and my experience is that Live.com doesn’t index the CodePlex wiki nearly as well as the MSDN blogs... Anyway, our current dependency on a VB Script custom action in our WiX-based installers...
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    Thanks, Brian! A couple minor nits to pick, though.

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    Brian, I'm glad y'all are doing videos like this for SQL School!! I realize that you probably recorded this last year; however, the details (specifically of download file selection on CodePlex ) in that video about AdventureWorks for SQL Server 2008 have...
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    The Problem with Software Architects

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    What’s the problem with software architects? Besides the fact that they think everything can be described in PowerPoint and Visio? With maybe a couple hundred pages of Word documents? Heh. It is problematic that “they” think things can be reduced to simple...
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    SQL RSS code review coming up.

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    If you haven’t checked out this project, give it a look. We’re having an MVP code review in about a week. Forum discussion CodePlex project Please file your bugs and suggestions as work items on CodePlex. As always, if you’re interested in being a contributor...
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    PFT 1: Me 0 (belated January 2009 Update)

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    My fitness duel with Steve is ongoing, but I’m saddened by my progress to date. Nonetheless, the January-ish test (actually done on 2/2/2009) of my progress has hardened my resolve. I did manage to drop ~15# in January, but since I’ve still got another...
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    Future geek advantage? An inability to sit still?

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    Maybe I should stop trying to teach my children to sit still? Their hyperactivity is really just training for a future powering their own electronics with microbiomotion? Hrm. Every heartbeat and every fidgety movement that a person makes while sitting...
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    Back when I was an enterprise architect...

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    JP Morgenthal put together a brief care-and-feeding guide for managers of enterprise architects for CIO magazine. Back when I was an enterprise architect (or pretending to be one as a consultant), these are all things my management knew. Knew as in: I...
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    Updated Books Online (January 2009)

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    I’m a couple days behind in, well, everything, not just my inbox. What can I say? It finally warmed up enough to get back on the motorcycle... Updated BOL for January 2009 are out there now! MSDN Download Center (MSI) Get yours while supplies last. Heh...
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    If it wasn’t in California, this might have gotten me to choose UC Berkeley.

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    Well, besides the locale barrier (for politico-moral reasons of my own), there’s the teensy fact that I’m decades past being interested in attending university courses as an alternative to being gainfully employed. But places like FullSail and Digipen...
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