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SQL Server - Nullable column comparisons needed?
Published Tue, Oct 30 2007 7:22 |
It is very common to need to compare the values in two nullable columns, without changing the ansi nulls setting. For example, it is common to have to write: WHERE (a.SomeColumn IS NULL AND b.SomeColumn IS NULL) OR (a.SomeColumn = b.SomeColumn) Given...
Bouquet for Vista
Published Sun, Oct 21 2007 11:33 |
Everyone seems to love knocking Windows Vista. However, I regularly find things about the operating system that just impress me. Today I changed my hard drive to a new one, and yes it made me reactivate the system *but* I was trying to think of what sort...
QANTAS: Last week's score - Electrical staff needed?
Published Sat, Oct 20 2007 6:31 |
Clearly, a lot of people have been following my QANTAS postings lately . This week, I've had many that have asked me how the flights went this week. The daytime flight from Sydney to Canberra on Wednesday was fine. The flight home from Canberra to...
Ajax Control Extender for CardSpace
Published Sat, Oct 20 2007 6:25 |
Another bright colleague at Readify , Daniel Bartholomew has just published an Ajax control extender to enable CardSpace authentication . Daniel has been working with CardSpace for quite a while now and this should be a worthwhile addition to the Ajax...
SyncLink - LINQ extensions for data binding
Published Sat, Oct 20 2007 6:21 |
Readify colleague Paul Stovell has been working on an extension to LINQ for a while. He's finally announced it. Paul describes it as " SyncLINQ is a set of extensions to LINQ that enable data binding over LINQ queries. SyncLINQ alters LINQ queries...
Movember, Readify Mo Madness and Men's Health
Published Fri, Oct 19 2007 6:14 |
My Readify colleague Philip Beadle has been taking a great lead amongst our staff in promoting Movember . He put together a team last year and I didn't get to take part. I wish I had been around to do so. I'm not going to miss it this year. I've...
SQL Down Under show 24 - Paul Randal
Published Fri, Oct 19 2007 2:00 |
Hi Folks, SQL Down Under show 24 with guest Paul Randal is now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com . In this show, Paul discusses DBCC CHECKDB in SQL Server 2005 and improvements in SQL Server 2008 for database mirroring and partitioned tables...
QANTAS: The fun (not) continues
Published Tue, Oct 9 2007 3:35 |
Another one for those that follow my travel postings: In a recent post , and a prior post , I noted some of the issues I've been having with QANTAS flights recently. In the latest one, I mentioned I was heading off to Singapore for the week last week...
Outstanding SQL Server Blog: Paul Randal
Published Tue, Oct 9 2007 3:32 |
Since he has left the SQL Server group at Microsoft and joined his wife Kim Tripp at SQL Skills, Paul Randal has been becoming even more prolific with his blog posts. If you really want to learn a lot about how things like DBCC CHECKDB, DBCC IND, DBCC...
Book: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
Published Tue, Oct 9 2007 3:20 |
Timothy Ferris' new book The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich contains some pretty solid (and again challenging) thinking for most of us. Tim describes the DLP (delayed life plan) that most of us aspire to as ill-conceived...
Book: God is not Great: How Religions Poison Everything
Published Tue, Oct 9 2007 2:57 |
Regular readers will notice that I've: a) been reading a lot lately and b) part of the reading has been on life/religion/etc. Out of the anti-religious books I've read, Christopher Hitchens' God is not Great: How Religions Poison Everything...
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