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Thanks for this editorial. About 10 years ago I found a nifty Power Point presentation that a physicist (or two) at CERN had put together for a presentation regarding their...
October 14, 2019 at 10:00 pm
Ahhh, Computer Shopper! Thanks for the memory! I remember I had an "Internet Directory" book that looked like a phone book with all of the websites listed (supposedly) in it....
August 23, 2019 at 10:31 pm
For myself, I think it is being pleasantly surprised occasionally in my work and that can mean a lot of things. If it's just about punching a checklist then I'll...
February 22, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Great topic Steve and excellent advice. I particularly like the suggestion that you define success on your own terms. Comparing your life to someone else's is only marginally informative. You...
February 8, 2019 at 10:53 am
I generally see two kinds of mistakes: process and technical. The process mistakes happen usually because the process isn't well defined in the organization and that's management's fault for not...
February 8, 2019 at 10:23 am
I think I would like to see each database have it's own workspace inside the database object and only have truly global data in tempdb. At least I don't understand...
November 20, 2018 at 4:19 pm
I think you need to think of yourself as a one person consultancy and plan accordingly; assume nothing is permanent and regularly review your current employer's performance. An employer who...
October 23, 2018 at 3:27 pm
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August 27, 2018 at 1:03 pm
The comma-separated value (CSV) file format ... When done properly, it is the best, probably the only, convention for representing tabular data in a text file. It works.
August 27, 2018 at 12:07 pm
It was June, 6 1944 ... Normandy, France... the coast. My laptop had just crashed and Ike was on the horn wanting to know why those trucks weren't moving.... ahhh......
August 23, 2018 at 2:24 pm
July 9, 2018 at 2:10 pm
Thanks for sharing this. Reminded me how much I hate comma delimited files, arguably the worst idea ever to take off in data processing. I'm mean seriously, of all the...
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