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Why SQL Server Performance Tuning Matters
Published Thu, May 31 2007 9:07 |
I've had a good week this week. I've been working on SQL Server performance tuning for a large client here in Melbourne. I've been spending a week a month doing that for them. Today's results are why I love this work. No matter how much...
Now they're on Amazon, they look real
Published Wed, May 30 2007 15:16 |
Woohoo http://www.amazon.com/Rational-Building-Technical-Communities-Guides/dp/1932577327/ref=sr_1_21/102-4052044-2687347?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1180533768&sr=8-21 and double-woohoo http://www.amazon.com/Rational-Guide-Microsoft-Server-Guides...
NSimil - A proposal for a simulation extension to .Net unit testing and mocking infrastructures - Part #1
Published Wed, May 30 2007 10:44 |
One thing I'm always interested in is reassessing things that were previously used in the IT industry, have fallen by the wayside for some reason but might have new application today, when circumstances have changed. This series of blog posts covers...
Microsoft Surface Computing
Published Wed, May 30 2007 6:40 |
If you have a spare 16 minutes any time soon, I'd suggest taking a look at this video: http://on10.net/Blogs/larry/first-look-microsoft-surfacing-computing/ It's hard to imagine it not inspiring your thinking in relation to surface computing.
Books: Richard Dawkins - The God Delusion
Published Fri, May 25 2007 1:59 |
I was led to this book while listening to the New Scientist podcast . I had heard discussions about Richard Dawkins in an episode discussing how a well-known geologist deals with being both a Christian and a geologist, given the two are pretty much always...
Books: Bill Bryson - A Short History Of Nearly Everything
Published Fri, May 25 2007 1:54 |
If ever there was a book that I think anyone with a semblance of interest in Science should read, it's this one. I was pointed to it by fellow Readifarian Chris Hewitt and it's just wonderful. The writing style sets a great pace and the blend...
Craig Bailey's got a new user group in Sydney
Published Fri, May 25 2007 1:50 |
Fellow MVP and nice guy Craig Bailey has for years worked tirelessly with the FoxPro user group. Given the imminent demise of FoxPro, Craig is moving on. He is starting a new user group in Sydney, the Sydney Business and Technology User Group . Craig...
MSDN Webcast on DMVs
Published Tue, May 8 2007 12:58 |
Hi folks, just advanced notice that I'm doing an MSDN Webcast on DMVs in SQL Server 2005. It's on the 24th May (US time) or 25th May (Sat morning Oz time) locally. The url is at: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID...
Deterministic vs Volatile
Published Mon, May 7 2007 12:30 |
One of the things that I’ve never been comfortable with is when people take existing computing terminology and use it for something different to what it was designed for. For example, the first time I saw a Windows setting for Default Gateway , I wasn...
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