Geekiest Sig ChallengeCommented on: 5 years ago
(February 26, 2010)
I've also made a small attempt. But it's nothing compared to Michaels, as you said, that one's amazing.
Yours is quite nice as well btw, I almost recognized you :-)
Ow, here it is: http://blog....
Logic Puzzle – Crossing a DesertCommented on: 5 years ago
(December 7, 2009)
I think you just need one porter for 2 days. After 2 days you take his supply and continue the trip alone, with a supply of 2 x 2 days.
(I know, the porter won't like it this way but it fulfills the...
Logic Puzzle – Dice SubstituteCommented on: 5 years ago
(November 15, 2009)
I'm reading SQL Server Mag on the train telecommuting to/from work and last Friday I came across your puzzle. So here's my solution (I don't think I saw it above although I didn't read everything 100...
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In my last post, we took a look at some of the details involved in actually implementing backups against databases being hosted in AlwaysOn Availability Groups. In addition to providing a high-level overview of how sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica() works, I also mentioned that integrating it into backups managed by SQL Server Maintenance Plans isn’t as easy as what you’ll run into with other types of backups....More