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    Who's doing code reviews these days?

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    I wish more people were doing code reviews... It's hard enough to get people to read my code when I volunteer it, let alone permit me to peek at theirs! Of all kinds of artifacts, such as SSIS packages, schemas, cube designs, not just C#. Mark's got some...
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    What would I do?

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    Jason poses an interesting question... WWYD (What would you do) - A random story for feedback I see this all the time for b2b invoices, but I have a hard time imagining an employee who could afford to work for six months without getting paid... Most companies...
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    But do you want to be great?

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    I can't remember the name of the Steven Seagal movie the title quote comes from (maybe the Demon Alz is creeping up on me?), but that's one of the many sugar plums that were dancing in my head as I read Janet's article What Makes a Good Programmer (SQLServerCentral...
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    Goodness! Be careful, people!!

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    20,690 work-related injuries of IT folks in 2005? Wow! Just in the U.S.? Thankfully those were the non-fatal ones. How many fatal ones were there? Geez! Somebody's got to cut back on the alcohol ration to the Bungie compound. Heh. The Hazards of IT (SQLServerCentral...
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    Business Intelligence Best Practices?

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    Although the primary sponsors are not necessarily always Microsoft-friendly, BI is still a small enough space that it's always interesting to read about what "the other guys" are doing and thinking. Business Intelligence Best Practices (TDWI and b-eye...
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    Yeah, me, too. I always forget on a fresh install.

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    Thanks for the reminder, Davy! SSAS: Class not registered (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040154 (REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG)) Note to self: Download OWC Components (Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components)
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    And this is why you'll never find me in a Mac Genius Bar.

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    Because I resemble that remark... (The big secret is so does Kurtz, despite being a recently "unlightened" member of HOMO , teh Honorable Order of Macintosh Operatorz.) Hello, I'm a PC. Heh.
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    Plug-n-Play command line in Vista

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    Pain: my [censored] Tablet PC will often (usually!) not recognize my beautiful, wide screen HD LCD panel correctly when I'm working out of the home office. Grrr!! When this happens, the display settings don't show the wide screen resolutions that will...
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    Back Burner: Evaluate Change Director for SQL Server

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    Well, after Code Project "spammed" me about it this morning, I was interested to download and check out what's new in Change Director for SQL Server v1.2, but I only got as far as the download step... because the Release Notes indicate that it won't run...
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    Note to self: SSRS Scale-Out Checklist

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    Since I had to look it up (again) for a client, odds are good that I'll need it agin' in the future. How to: Configure a Report Server Scale-Out Deployment (Reporting Services Configuration)
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    OK, more fun with Vista on x64 with VIA SATA RAID VT8237

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    Time to repurpose the x64 dev server as a development workstation. I expected to have trouble with the RAID drivers; I've always had trouble with VIA's RAID drivers for the VT8237... but I was happy to find the VT8237 drivers for Vista x64 . And they...
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    The same can be said of data architects...

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    For the love of all that's holy, people, show some appreciation! Even the civil engineers are getting depressed (xkcd.com by Randall Munroe) I tell ya', if we put more than five minutes into that data model or that architecture description in Visio®,...
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    Microsoft eScrum now up on Download Center!

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    For the agile among us, this is pretty cool. Microsoft eScrum Version 1.0 I'm looking forward to giving it a try!!
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    Hitler gives upon the war and decides to play with his Wii!

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    OK, now that's funny. Another modded console bites the dust!
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    I normally hate these things...

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    And I guess I hate this one, too. Programmer Personality Test It would be funnier if it had pirates, ninja monkeys, dinosaurs and killer robots. I'm a DLSC, whatever that means.
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    I didn't miss him while he was gone...

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    I don't remember when Jonathan went off the air; it's been a while. A long while. I still believed in stock options back then. Long enough that I'm sure my wife and I had a couple of kids since then! I didn't miss him while he was gone (I was busy!!)...
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    Microsoft on SourceForge?

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    This was announced in April, I think, but at that time I was living in a Building 40 cave (helpfully wallpapered with top-notch curriculum by the SQL Ranger program). I'm still working on readjusting to normal life! Heh. This is pretty cool. Powerbar...
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    The Quiz Lives!

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    Okay, so Grant's article is not actually The Quiz that I used to give as a hiring manager before letting a job seeker waste my teams' time with an interview, but it's an interesting and simple little poser to weed out the database developers from the...
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    38. 39. Whatever it takes.

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    Over brunch, Confucius might have mentioned that a joke isn't funny if you have to explain it. He also might have reminded me, again, that sarcasm isn't universally understood or appreciated. But he didn't. I would've thought that the facts in the (previous...
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    So long 32-bit. We barely knew ye...

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    As the digital millennium approaches in 2048, you are planning for your purchase of 64-bit hardware replacements right? You know, 2048, when the 32-bit universe as we know it will implode in such a spectacular way that even Dr. Hawking will be proud?...
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    Can you hear me now?

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    I don't know where the time went, but the past couple months sure blew past... All the best laid plans and a' that (with apologies to Bobbie Burns). I intended to blog my experiences here in the SQL Ranger program during the five week program; I meant...
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    Mirror, mirror

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    Somebody asked me for help on mirroring questions earlier this week; this is just another note-to-self moment because I don't want spend so much time looking them up the next time somebody asks for connection string properties and such. Database Mirroring...
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    SourceForge getting into the contract coder marketplace?

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    Focused on buying or selling services for open source software? Yet Another Foray into Contract Programmer Promotion is coming soon to a large open source repository near you. They'd like to know which parts of the game you're interested in. Marketplace...
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    Is this like dreaming about having a dream?

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    I avoid thinking about the potential recursion paradox. There lies madness... IBM Launches Developers' Resources In Second Life (InformationWeek) Who owns the intellectual property for code that you write while pretending to write code? There are lots...
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    Note to self: 0xC0047041

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    It's as good a time as any to push out one of my backlogged SSIS posts. It wasn't any fun jousting with 0xC0047041 (SQLIS) last year, but a little more caffeine put me over the top that night. Heh. You can only stare at the SQL Server 2005 Management...
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