Archives: December 2008
Only a few changes planned for this coming year to the blog (so far), none of them huge:
- I plan to update my blog roll more frequently and try to highlight both new bloggers and those that I find especially interesting, SQL or not
- I'm going to comment on other…
Something new for the end of the year - a recap of everything I posted for 2008. 303 posts if the data/my query is correct. Not all earth shaking posts, a couple typo's in the titles I had still missed, but some good ones too. For 2009 I don't know…
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Përderisa kemi qenë duke punuar me SQL Server 2005 SP2, pas shumë raportimeve nga ana e shfrytëzuesve por nga përvojat e ndryshme vazhdimisht janë bërë lajmërime për përmirësime dhe të gjitha këto jan të përmbledhura në versionin e Service Pack 3 të SQL Server 2005! Ne… Read more
XBRL is yet another use of XML, this time for financial reporting. It is supposed to be in place for large companies, and like most other requirements, it will eventually migrate down to smaller companies as more tools become available and cheaper. Putting the onus on large companies to implement… Read more
Steve Jones tells me that the biggest advantage that the Kindle offers is the ability to browse and buy a book now. That seemingly small change moved it from a cool gadget to a useful gadget (and well, still cool I guess!) for him. I still think it's over priced,… Read more
So I’ve spent the last couple of weeks playing around with the Seadragon application and have come to some conclusions.
Usefullness – 1 out of 5
Seadragon is a glorafied picture viewer. Had this not been a Microsoft app I would have never downloaded it to test.
Performance– 4 out… Read more
With the holidays about over, I'm catching up on my RSS feed reading. This is an article from the beginning of December from Joel Spolsky. In it he talks about his brand of servant leadership and how he learned it:
He makes this point on page 2:
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Posted in K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security on 29 December 2008
I decided to do a little performance testing on some common SSIS “Tricks” that increase speed and effectiveness of SSIS packages. I wanted to define to what extent just one simple change could make to a package.
So in this test I decided to show the difference in using a… Read more
I write on a daily basis, and while I don't find it hard to come up with things to say, it is hard to write something great every day. Actually it's probably hard to write something great ever.
I try and I think there are some great things I've written,… Read more
I know it's not April 1st yet, but I wanted to throw out a couple comments and a challenge well in advance. I like April Fools jokes...if they are done well. Done well for me means creative, but also shouldn't take 4 pages of reading before I figure out I've… Read more
I got my Toshiba Qosmio a little over a year ago and it has been a great machine for me while traveling and producing podcasts. It's been rock solid with Vista Ultimate on it, with a few annoyances, but mostly it has just worked.
I was actually rendering… Read more
Tia came down and asked if we should do something with the kids, bowling, movies, etc. I told her I wasn’t skiing with the bad weather in the mountains and would be up for something, but I needed to do “a little work” first.
She said I always need to… Read more
Data mining is commonly used to find otherwise undetectable patterns in related sets of data. However, sometimes these patterns provide absolutely useless information. This story on FoxNews.com explains a recent correlation between teens who skip breakfast and those that lose their virginity earlier in life. Interesting information, yes, but what… Read more
During a recent class I happened to mention something about grasshopper, and a student wasn't familiar with the reference to the old Kung Fu TV series. I found a portion of the quote on IMDB, as follows (Master PO is an old blind monk, Caine is the young student):
I'm sure some of the geeks out there are logging onto the web, checking feeds, and whiling away some of the day off. So, to you out there...
Enjoy the day, hopefully you got some good geek gifts, and I'll update this post with mine since I'm writing… Read more
As we try and evolve our automotive industry, and perhaps our energy policy, to move into the future in the US, one of the big things that is being looked at is electric cars. Now I am a car guy, and in many ways I think electric cars are a… Read more
It was only a year ago that I moved from the Blackjack to the Blackberry Curve and overall I was happy with the Curve. Great battery life, great phone, so-so on tethering so I ended up moving to a USB air card instead. The other feature that wasn't great was… Read more
Traditionally, analyzing Performance Monitor data has not been an easy task. It often involved viewing Performance Monitor logs in graph view, seeing what was happening, and hoping that your knowledge and background in SQL Server and the Windows OS provided you with enough information in order to help you to… Read more