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  • Why We Write #7 - An Interview with Allan Hirt

    For today's entry (and after a brief side trip through my own experiences), I move just slightly out of the SQL realm to a Microsoft Clustering MVP. Ok, in reality he is very much a SQL Server expert/guru (having taught for the SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Masters courses), and has been for many years. He just spends more of his (at least ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on August 6, 2013
  • Un-SQL–Thanksgiving

    So here it is the night of Thanksgiving Eve here in the United states, and some time tomorrow I will likely be extra stuffed with Turkey and fixin’s and have begun to prep to do some shopping on Black Friday (if not catatonic from the mythical wonder tryptophan. @mythbusters, there is one for you) However, this is not just a day for Ben Franklin’s ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on November 24, 2010
  • Do you care where an idea comes from?

    Ok, so you are the lead ______________ for your company.  The big cheese, the super duper guy who knows everything…right?  So then some newbie comes up with an idea that might solve a problem you have been dealing with for a few days/weeks/months/whatever.  What do you do? A. Ignore his idea and use your own, genetically superior ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on April 29, 2009
  • A few Word tips and tricks for writers

    Edit: Added ideas from comments at the end of the blog Not exactly a SQL topic, but I am working on formatting a chapter from a book I am working on with a cowriter and I realized that there were a few things that I find myself doing over and over with Word that I wanted to share.  All of the tips are useful for formatting SQL in your blog ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on January 18, 2009
  • NDA's not amongst friends

    Yesterday's blog about the changes to metadata function changes in SP2 was one of a number things that I have recently learned about that have been driving me crazy.  And we thought we would have to wait until SP2 was put out to release that information.  Luckily it was published on the connect site in open Internet so it was ...
    Posted to Louis Davidson (Weblog) by drsql on September 26, 2006
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