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    Bungie: You've got to give us more warning than that!

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    You can't tell us the day before and expect us to make travel arrangements to be present in Redmond for something like this... Halo 3 Preview on the IMAX (Bungie.net) That's not fair!! I'm looking for additional petition signers in Houston to bring this...
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    Halo-flavored Mountain Dew?

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    When one of my mates in MDM asked me last week if I was going to buy a Halo-branded car, I thought he was just talkin' crazy. He wasn't. From Cars to Colas, Here Comes 'Halo 3' but I'm not sure that I could get a new vehicle past the Mrs. even if it did...
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    Got rbar blues? You're not the only one.

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    He could've just said, "Go read Itzik Ben-Gan's books." and been done with it... but then he wouldn't've been able to write this neat article. Heh. Good article, Remi. RBAR: 'Row By Agonizing Row' (Simple-Talk) Out of morbid curiosity, please answer the...
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    Which Serenity Character Are You?

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    These are not the results that I was expecting when somebody on the browncoats distribution list emailed out the survey . In the immortal words of Malcolm Reynolds, "I'm shocked my own self." Which Serenity Character Are You? My Results. Dr. Simon Tam...
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    Conchango puts a nice little Vista Gadget out there for SQL Server

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    Besides being a good guy to work with, Jamie apparently moonlights as a Gadgeteer... (Well, maybe John is the Gadgeteer and Jamie's morphed into a program manager.) Announcing SQL Server Monitor Gadget for Windows Vista Sidebar (SSIS Junkie) He'll probably...
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    Getting Serious About Gaming?

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    The work being done on XNA Game Studio doesn't seem all that far off the mark, now does it? Getting Serious About Gaming (Business 2.0) I just wish I could've gone to GameFest 2007 ...
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    Games Workshop could learn a thing or two from our XNA license...

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    I'm a big fan of XNA because it continues to fuel my life long dream of making video games for a living... Today's XNA Announcements - Xbox Live's Major Nelson My wife, however, is not as much a fan as I am. Something about cleaning out the garage and...
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    How is that possible? I guess some people can't hold their caffeine...

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    I've heard the expression, "can't hold her liquor" but she overdosed on a paltry seven expressos? Come on! Teenage girl rushed to hospital after overdosing on coffee (the Daily Mail) . I think secretly she was just sickened by lousy tasting coffee and...
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    Meet the Rangers (Houston, Tejas)

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    Although I'm preparing for a more formal event for later this year (before SQL PASS, I hope!), there are a few Microsofties getting together informally for dinner tomorrow evening (Wednesday 08 August 2007). Erik Leaseburg (BizTalk Ranger) and myself...
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    Welcome the newest Microsoft BI blogger!

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    I'm not sure what he's doing over there on Technetium, but... I'm sure he'll have some good stuff anyway. Heh. Andrew Fryer's Blog : Business Intelligence - or putting the I into IT
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    If I were in sales and Steve Jones were my customer...

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    First of all, fortunately for our shareholders (myself included!), I'm not in sales, technical or otherwise. Heh. Second, I consider Steve Jones (of SQLServerCentral.com fame) a good friend. So with the good sense of humor that one expects of such friends...
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    It’s Good to Be in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing?

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    I would have to agree. It's the most fun set of challenges that I can imagine being paid to overcome... It’s Good to Be in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing (TDWI) (Note: I didn't say "the most fun that I can imagine being paid to have" since...
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    Shiny! Four-player online co-op campaign mode for H3.

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    Being able to connect two split screen sessions is pretty cool, too. Bungie.net : Inside Bungie : News (20070731)
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    A show of hands, please. Who is NOT taking the day off on Tuesday 25 September 2007?

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    Non-geeks (managers, marketing people, etc) seem to keep trying to schedule things on this holiday. Why?! O the humanity! You can't schedule anything on Halo Day!!! Stop the madness. Make it a national holiday. It seemed easier to ask who's not, rather...
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    Ooh, the free market actually impacts public universities? Wow!

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    The ivory tower is under capitalist siege? Oh noes!! Shock! Surprise!! Dismay!!! [I'll restrain myself from inserting a gratuitous lolrus picture . Heh.] It's been a long time coming, but I've only got one thing to say: Glee! Certain Degrees Now Cost...
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    Open Source assault on Google?

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    Wow. Who didn't see that coming? There are so many jokes in there that I don't know where to start! I like the distributed computing concept in theory, but I'm always skeptical of computing resources volunteered to the grid. It's like the SETI project...
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    RE: SSIS' 15 Faults

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    I didn't realize that there was so much pent up hostility toward Integration Services out there... especially from people who are prejudiced against insects. Heh. Goodness knows that I've complained about its warts enough in the past (with a dozen or...
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    Ooh, more free-time filler! I heart XNA.

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    If I don't leave a note2self, I'll forget where to find it later. Microsoft XNA Developer Presentations Thanks, Walter.
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    Both

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    Michael may ask himself whether mirroring or log shipping is better... Database mirroring and log shipping. Which is better? (SharePoint Hosting and Development) But I wonder why. Why ask? Why not do both? One is HA. One is DR. It's a no-brainer. Do both...
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    The value of soft skills.

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    Despite being "hard to teach" and "hard to quantify" these skills are still considered "soft." They have been employed at a premium price since the before days of yore when Carnegie first wrote How to Win Friends and Influence People , so why are they...
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    This is only funny if...

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    This is only funny if you believe that there are stupid questions and you believe that people should be required by law to Read The "Fine" Manual before they're allowed to speak to you. RTFM (xkcd.com) Sometimes they should be required by law to read...
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    Is there something wrong with Mobile?

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    I've got my own share of nits to pick with Windows Mobile, but I've been holding my tongue until I break down and buy a WM6 device and see if they fixed it. Jonathan's article doesn't give me much hope: Why Can't Microsoft Get Windows Mobile Right? (angryCoder...
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    RE: The value of a little failure here and there

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    Although Bob seems to stop short of suggesting "intentional" outages, he seems to elude to creating them... but it's a good article nonetheless (minus the criminal behavior). The value of a little failure here and there (IS Survivor) I am categorically...
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    More required reading: AntiPatterns

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    Steve thinks every coder should read the classic GoF "Design Patterns": Are Design Patterns A Bad Idea? I agree. But I also think that AntiPatterns should be required reading. And I'm leaning towards requiring that they read it first. (Since we're obviously...
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    Incorrect logic operator selection

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    Trika asked whether "nudie pics" as a response to a silly question was funny or inappropriate . Illegal operation. Five yard penalty for incorrect usage of the OR operator! The correct operator would be AND... because the answer to your question is "both...
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