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All the Tools in Your Toolbox

I recently began writing an article to compare the performance of several window functions to traditional query methods. I began with my favorite function, LAG, but soon found that there were so many other ways to write the query that the article never covered the additional window functions. The article was quite fun to write, […]

2021-09-18

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Unix vs PowerShell

I saw an article on using awk, sed, and grep on Linux. I used to know how to use those, though I was by no means an expert. However, working with a stream of text with an input and output was a valuable skill I've used over and over in my career. There are plenty […]

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2021-09-13

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The Leaves Are Changing, But Why?

I've recently moved house from Massachusetts to Oklahoma. Long story. Anyway, sitting in my new office looking out at the trees, some of the leaves are starting to change. Ah, Fall. Lovely Autumn colors... WAIT! Actually, something else is going on. Only a few trees are changing color. Word is, we've been a little dry […]

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2021-09-04

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