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I Swallowed the Twitter-Colored Pill

I'm not entirely certain what color that is, but follow me here (if you dare).

In keeping with the Twitter mentality I'll keep this post ultra-short.

Published Wednesday, May 6, 2009 10:14 PM by Adam Machanic
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aspiringgeek said:

Congrats.  I think.  If you've not done so already, check out to add yourself, for Twitter guidelines, and a list of the SQL Twitterati.

May 7, 2009 9:14 AM

Alexander Kuznetsov said:

Followed the link. Not encouraging. Right now it's all noise, I couldn't find any useful signal at all.

Sorry for that...

May 7, 2009 9:36 AM

Adam Machanic said:

Alex: Much like your comment here?

May 7, 2009 10:08 AM

Aaron Alton said:

>>Alex: Much like your comment here?

ROFL.  "Not Encouraging".  Apparently being an expert means you can't be a person too. ;-)

BTW - that post was 148 characters, with spaces.  U r going 2 hav to learn 2 shrtn it up a bit :-D

May 7, 2009 10:40 AM

Linchi Shea said:

Just to add a few bytes of noise like a real twitterati.

May 7, 2009 11:04 AM

Alexander Kuznetsov said:

>Alex: Much like your comment here?

that was exactly my intention, to add more noise ;)

May 7, 2009 11:19 AM

Armando Prato said:

The people who will follow your tweets could probably be labeled


May 7, 2009 12:56 PM

Bob Sagget said:

I hate twitter. A lot of people saying very little - pun intended.

May 7, 2009 3:11 PM

Jonathan Kehayias said:

If you can get through the random banter, alot of good tech talk happens amongst the SQL community on Twitter.

May 7, 2009 4:14 PM

Denis Gobo said:

remember that you can use tools like tweetdeck or if you want to follow the keyword SQL you can check out this URL:

May 7, 2009 4:26 PM

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About Adam Machanic

Adam Machanic is a Boston-based SQL Server developer, writer, and speaker. He focuses on large-scale data warehouse performance and development, and is author of the award-winning SQL Server monitoring stored procedure, sp_WhoIsActive. Adam has written for numerous web sites and magazines, including SQLblog, Simple Talk, Search SQL Server, SQL Server Professional, CoDe, and VSJ. He has also contributed to several books on SQL Server, including "SQL Server 2008 Internals" (Microsoft Press, 2009) and "Expert SQL Server 2005 Development" (Apress, 2007). Adam regularly speaks at conferences and training events on a variety of SQL Server topics. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server, a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP), and an alumnus of the INETA North American Speakers Bureau.

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