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A new Logo for SQL Server
[via EXEC dbo.LongTermMemory__Archive] Apparently SQL Server now has a new logo. It's interesting... I think they felt left out at the launch events with Visual Studio 2008 and Windows Server 2008 when they were the only product without a logo. I'm not quite sure what it's meant to be, but to my eye it seems to have been influenced a bit by the Kookaburra :) What do you think this new logo is ......

Posted On Saturday, June 7, 2008 1:08 PM | Comments (3)

OT: I'm an Answer!

I went past the MVP Booth at Tech Ed Australia yesterday and found out that I am an answer!

What is the question you may well ask, well I'm glad you did. (no rude suggestions in the comments - funny ones are OK though ). It turns out that there is a questionnaire that the attendees can fill out to win a prize and I am one of the possible answers to one of the questions. Cool.

Posted On Friday, August 10, 2007 11:43 AM | Comments (0)

Quote of the week
“Some people are like Slinkies - not good for much, but they still bring a smile to your face when they tumble down the stairs.” :)

Posted On Sunday, July 30, 2006 9:26 PM | Comments (0)

Anyone else think the Office 12 beta site may have been under some pressure today?
I think the Office 12 beta site may have been showing signs of the pressure today (I am waiting for the latest bits to download as I type this) The first sign was the missing “Next“ button as I went through the registration screens. I did not think much more of it until I recieved the following email: I backed up and checked that I had definitely chosen the “English” option. Maybe there is some German out there looking in bewilderment at an email in English. So if you come ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 24, 2006 7:40 PM | Comments (0)

It's nice to be appreciated
I have a little sample Excel macro that keeps multiple pivot tables synchronised here (which has had 387 downloads to date). I had a question recently as to whether it could be made to work with non-Olap data sources, it turned out that it was not too hard to implement, so I posted an update. The next day I recieved the following email: I'm renaming my first born after you! She'll probably be upset but she'll deal with it. It's ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 23, 2006 8:22 PM | Comments (0)

OT: Word Jumble
Re-arrange the letters of the words on the left hand side to get the words on the right. I like the last one, of course it's no reflection on my lovely Mother in Law, it's a cruel stereotype (but still funny <grin>) Astronomer => Moon starer The Eyes => They see The Morse Code => Here come dots Election results => Lies. Let's recount Eleven plus two => Twelve plus one ......

Posted On Sunday, May 21, 2006 7:58 PM | Comments (0)

OT: A new name for WinFx ?
If you have not heard by now, Microsoft is having copyright/trademark issues with one of their new technologies - Windows Workflow Foundation. I have heard mixed stories but apparently one or both of the World Wildlife Foundation and the World Wrestling Federation have complained about Microsoft's use of the WWF acronym. I thought I would offer up my solution to this pickle which Microsoft currently find themselves in. I think rather than call these technologies Windows Foundations they could use ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 11, 2006 2:24 PM | Comments (2)

Not going to Redmond :(
Last week I got an email from Microsoft inviting me to a meeting in Redmond (same as Rob), apparently due to the fact that I was 'high performing beta examinee'. Rob make the cut, but unfortunately I missed out :(. I thought I responded fairly quickly, but I would not have been suprised if there were only a limited number of overseas people that MS were prepared to fly in. I held off on blogging on this until now, as I did not want to “jinx” myself - I was half expecting to get a “sorry, ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 21, 2006 7:20 PM | Comments (1)

OT: Death by PC

[via Business Intelligence Pipeline Blog]

And you thought your PC was your friend :)

This interesting article lists the various was in which our electronic friends can cause us harm.

Posted On Wednesday, January 25, 2006 6:39 PM | Comments (0)

TODO Driven Development
via SecretGeek TODO Driven Development - I love it. I have been doing a lot of looking at Test Driven Development lately, especially TestDriven.Net and the new features that are coming out in VS.NET 2005. But now that this methodology has a name can't I just keep using it and get on with coding? :) ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 11, 2005 12:59 PM | Comments (0)

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