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The Trouble with Type Tables Commented on: 1 year ago (January 29, 2013) Good job explaining reasons to use what you call "type tables", what I call "lookup tables". Couple this articles with InstantDoc ID #48811, which I wrote back in 2006, and you...
A Case for Shorter SQL Server Conference Sessions Commented on: 2 years ago (March 24, 2012) I'm with you, Brian -- 60 minutes is just too long for any presentation other than a class or workshop. Thirty minutes I can do, like you said, once or maybe even twice a week. I've lost...
Will SSDs Cause Performance Tuning Experts to Go the Way of the Milkman? Commented on: 3 years ago (June 23, 2011) Brian, you have a point when you say "this is the first time Ive started to see a pattern of throwing hardware at the problem being a decent answer." Hardware, not only SSDs, is really...
Is There a Shortage of SQL Server Experts? Commented on: 3 years ago (August 26, 2010) What's your definition of an Oracle DBA, and how would you define a SQL Server DBA? I'm not sure we're talking about the same perception here.

In my experience, Oracle DBAs are like...
Is Microsoft Leaving Small Business Behind? Commented on: 4 years ago (March 22, 2010) You've obviously struck a nerve, Mike. Your points are very well taken. As a consultant to and advocate for small businesses, I agree with your assessment that the products you mentioned are getting...
Tweet-SQL Lets You Update Your Twitter Account Using T-SQL Commented on: 5 years ago (March 26, 2009) Megan, Michelle here -- I'm just now getting my head wrapped around some good business uses for Twitter, but Tweet-SQL is leaving me utterly confused. Why would I want to modify my profile from SQL...
Readers' Tips and Tricks - 24 Jan 2001 Commented on: 7 years ago (March 7, 2007) This is JUST what I needed to build a "watchdog" procedure... thank you!
Oh Productivity, Where Art Thou? Commented on: 8 years ago (April 2, 2006) OK -- I just read dtjones' suggestion, went to, and that's just a portal... What I'm asking for is a new paradigm, that is, newsletters continuously picked up via an RSS connection that...
The Case of the Missing Link Commented on: 8 years ago (August 26, 2005) Great approach to the material! This makes reading technical stuff pure fun -- and the learning becomes painless!
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