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    Yeah, I know I said I’d never run for office again...

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    But then I went and put my name in the hat once more... because it’s for a good cause! No, it’s not April Fool’s. That’s tomorrow. Personally, I’d like to thank L.D. Kirshenbaum (the author of the article below) for giving us a fair shake. I’m sure that...
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    Awww, aren’t they just so cute?!

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    Look at all of them fixin’ to jump in the pool! Heh. Not to minimize the difficulty that they’re embarking on, what with a 20% pass rate and all, but it’s great to see more people diving into the deep end of the SQL Server pool. Let’s hope as many Certified...
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    Do we really need a manifesto for software craftsmanship?

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    This seems like a reaction to, maybe an extension of, the Agile Manifesto. I don’t see anything that I object to, but maybe that’s just because I (and the teams I lead who adopted and signed the Agile Manifesto) believed those “implementation details...
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    Nulls are always a problem.

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    Anybody who’s ever jousted with nullable database columns will find this humorous: The Vermillion Screen of Death (Raw Materials Comic Strip) Well, I did anyway.
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    For once, the forecast was accurate...

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    Of course, in the Pacific Northwest, it’s not hard: all you have to do to be accurate is say “Water will fall from the sky.” Heh. It snowed over the weekend, but it all melted off and even though it was forecast for today, I was tempted to ride the bike...
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    I need a new dart board. Would the MOF circle work?

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    I’m spending some time this weekend dusting off skills that I haven’t used for a while. After staring @ this MOF circle for waaay too long, I suddenly got the urge to jump on the bike, ride home and play darts with the kids. Heh. I’m sure you’ll see the...
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    Ooops. Better luck next time!

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    Another Tunguska might’ve been fun! Space rock gives Earth a close shave Of course, a mass extinction might have been less fun, so let’s not and say we did?
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