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Realities of Predictive Analysis

Or for short, “Why you have to play the game” “Don't tell me the odds”, cried out Han Solo just before doing something that seemed impossible. How on Coruscant did he do that? Well, as a certain director said about a certain floating door in a galaxy we all call home. ”It was in the […]

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2024-05-18

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One more reason to use foreign key constraints

Since the title might be considered a bit vague, I don’t want you to wade through the article to figure it out. I will spare you the typical clickbait introduction, with me telling you what a foreign key constraint is, and why it and all the other constraint types provided by relational engines are useful. […]

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2024-04-27

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Do you listen to music when you work?

I want to make this a participation topic. When you are working, do you listen to music or do you need quiet? And if it isn’t music, do you do something else? TV, movies? For me, it is almost always music. As I write my first Database Weekly newsletter editorial in a few months, I […]

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2024-04-20

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Sharing the Work You Do 

During one my yearly review, I got one particularly interesting piece of feedback. “You need to share the work you are doing and share with the company.” This is basically a matter of letting people know about the stuff we are putting out on Simple-Talk.com. It is something that is regularly done here, but to […]

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2024-01-27

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Being A Bit Less Comfortable in 2024

I hate coming up with ideas for editorials, but my last editorial of the year gives me a very simple topic just staring me in the face: New Year’s Resolutions. Love them or hate them (or it we are honest, a good bit of both,) this end of one year and the start of another […]

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2023-12-30

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Love

Love is many a splendored thing. It is also a much-abused word with many different (and twisted) meanings. The type of love I wish to speak about today is not friendship, nor the kind of thing that makes your heart go pitter patter in the springtime, but rather the type of love known as storge, […]

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2023-12-09

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You Are An Inspiration

Hero, Champion, Inspiration. These are words that are bantered around about people regularly. Joe was a hero when he saved that puppy. Betty was the champion runner and won the race. Pat was an inspiration; they work so hard. Hero and champion are universally understood as positive things. Inspiration is typically used as a positive, […]

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2023-11-25

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A rose by any other name would not be a rose

William Shakespeare once wrote in the play Romeo and Juliet: “What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other word would smell as sweet.” It is a beautiful sentiment in that context, and even still you might say that there is some truth to this saying in a lot of ways.  […]

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2023-11-04

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Confidence

Today, I want to blog about something I have only limited knowledge of … confidence. Okay, I understand what confidence is, and I have seen it before in the real world and not just in biographical movies. In fact, I have met quite a few highly confident people. In almost every case, it was immediately […]

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2023-10-07

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What Counts For a DBA: Manners

When most people were young, they had someone telling them to "Mind your manners." Such classics as: "Keep your elbows off of the table," "Use a fork," "Put on deodorant," as well as "Don't chew with your mouth open" were bandied about like there were laws of nature. However, manners differ significantly from laws in […]

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2023-08-12

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Inserting Transaction Marks

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