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Development schtuff, SQL Server & other random geekness. Now with more [fill in the blank]!
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    Thanks, Len! More SSAS performance than the law allows...

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    For all those people who wanted it from amore authoritative source, here it is: SQL Server Performance : Analysis Services 2005 Performance Guide
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    Yes, I got the memo, but I'm not sure it's entirely accurate...

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    I'm not knocking surveys generally or CompTIA specifically, but I do question the methodology of asking the people involved what they think went "wrong" with projects they were involved with. There's so much emotional loading in straw poll responses....
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    Is this why we can't get kids to study computer science?

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    It goes without saying the DavidM blogs like a guy with an attitude waaay overdue for a consulting job: 7 Downsides to IT..... However, I think that he intended the post to be taken largely as humor. I like to joke that consulting has all the upsides...
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    I'm sorry, Dave. A temporary restraining order prevents me from doing that...

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    The big legal news (in the US) this week is the Scooter Libby trav-, er, trial, but possibly of more interest to Israeli hunter-killer robots and/or artificial intelligences that may or may not exist on the internet is: AI Cited for Unlicensed Practice...
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    It's not an addiction. It's work. Honest!

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    A 12-step program for email addiction? Seriously, just because I have a wireless broadband PC card for my Vista Tablet, multiple Windows Mobile devices and I think that DirectPush is the bomb, doesn't mean that I have a problem... "Hi, I'm Bob, and I...
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    Patent applications to become a full contact sport?

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    In theory, I support the idea of public review of patent applications, but I can also imagine that this could get very, very ugly in a big hurry. Open Call From the Patent Office (washingtonpost.com) Should be fun to watch either way!
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    Is there a reasonable expectation of encryption?

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    Oh, dear. I think the privacy advocates are going to have a hard time with this one. I don't know what to say. I have a lot of stuff that I want to say, but I think I'll go see what Schneier has to say instead. 'Embarrassed' Gun Suspect Sues Microsoft...
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    Next? Oracle to bet $3.3 billion on BI?

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    Oracle's intention to buy Hyperion for big bucks is more evidence that the war for executive mindshare is heating up: Oracle says to buy rival Hyperion for $3.3 billion (Reuters Business News : MSN Money) I wonder what the BI skeptics think now. I hope...
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    When SharePoint Services go AWOL...

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    I don't know what I did to anger the SharePoint gods, but somehow my VPC image of Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise with SharePoint Services 2.0, Business Scorecard Manager 2005 CR, ProClarity Analytics Server, ProClarity Dashboard, etc, got sideways...
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    Good advice for consultants, too, not just employees.

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    If you've been consulting for a good while, the advice aimed at employees in Four Tips for Fitting in an Office Where You're the Odd One Out (ComputerWorld.com Careers) might seem like a "Yeah. Duh!" moment... but it's good to be reminded from time to...
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    An obsessive-compulsive by any other name...

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    I personally think that that Nick is a nom de plume and that the author actually lives in Houston, Tejas where I used to work with him in a previous life and he went by the super-secret nom de guerre of Kenneth. If the author's real name is Nick, it's...
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    What's the most expensive bug you've ever written?

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    DoD contracts may be lucrative, but when your custom navigation-and-communication software package for fighter jets FAILS just because you crossed the international date line the wrong way... that's going to be costing somebody some serious cash. Even...
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    Installing BSM: Custom counters file view is out of memory

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    Since I've made a commitment to myself to try to post *something* BI-related at least as often as once every Thursday, here's today's bit o' trivia. I was onsite recently with a client who was installing the BSM 2005 CR for the first time on their development...
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    Video Games May Lead to... Surgery?

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    Although this article does its best to preserve the media template that "Playing Video Games Too Much is Bad For You"™, it's still an interesting read. Surgeons Who Play Video Games More Skilled (eWeek) There's apparently more neurology exercised during...
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    Registration opens in 2 days...

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    No, I'm not blogging about the much anticipated Halo 3 Beta. Sorry! That's somebody else's job. Heh. I'm actually a little more interested (professionally speaking) in the Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference 2007 . I don't know if I'll be able...
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    It must have been Official Download Day yesterday: Virtual PC 2007 was RTW, too.

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    The beta of VPC2k7 was much happier on my Vista tablet than 2004 was, and I'm now happily coding my brains out inside my virtual development environment* with the shiny, newly-released Virtual PC 2007. Download Virtual PC 2007 * I have to live in a virtual...
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    Cool new data mining toys!

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    The Data Mining Addins for Office 2007 were released to the web with SP2. Download DM Addins Videos, tutorials and other wacky stuff SQLServerDataMining.com All that and a new episode of The Unit tonight! How could a Tuesday get any better?
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    To my boss(es): See? It's not my fault!

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    For the bosses (including my lovely and gracious wife), I have a new excuse! I'm a highly reactant person. And according to science, I can't help it. Heh. Which should mean that I can't be penalized for being a jerk and/or not doing what I'm told, right...
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    Oooooh! Pivot diagrams in Visio...

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    It might seem inappropriate to some for me to suggest a Homer Simpson "Oooooh! Donuts!" moment over Visio 2007's data visualization widgets, but... I am. What can I say? When most of your waking moments are spent dreaming in MDX, ETL packages or writing...
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    As cool as PerformancePoint is...

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    As cool as PerformancePoint is... it's not here yet. So, you're probably still putting Office Business Scorecard Manager in production for new projects right now. If you're building multidimensional or multilingual scorecards, you're probably already...
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    Note to self: Update BizTalk documentation

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    Something I'll want to find and download (again) later, I'm sure. Published 20070206. Download details: Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Documentation Update
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    High Stakes Data Miners?

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    The title might bring to mind the BI specialists in Vegas, where arguably the most complex multidimensional analytics in the world takes place, but the table stakes that I had in mind are actually a little higher than you'll find even in a private Texas...
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    Uh-oh. I might have to root for Apple again?

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    First the Norwegian thing and now tweaking the RIAA's nose? It's almost enough to make Jobs an acceptable dinner guest: Apple: Record Labels Should Drop DRM (AP via MyWay) But even with Epic starting to crack on the DRM front in Europe, I still doubt...
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    Hello, World! humor

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    I've been reading UserFriendly for years, and Illiad's usually pretty funny (sometimes even when he's being his typical Microsoftphobic self). I even wore my Dust Puppy T-shirt with pride until a couple of German tourists in Washington DC told me that...
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    What do you call an anti-populist organizational structure?

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    I enjoy reading Bob Lewis' "Keep the Joint Running" newsletter... because I don't get enough quasi-random input via email every day. Heh. [I wish he'd setup a blog so that I could get the RSS instead. Matt Drudge is also on my RSS wish list...] Bob's...
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