DWWTWT?: August 31

The month ends and the week begins with a telecommute: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 245 Walked 218 Walked to the Bus 17 Drove 200 None (did not compete) 164 Other Transportation Employed Airline Segments Flown 13 Here’s your end-of-month bonus chart (100% green!): Commuting Options…

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Adam Machanic Likes MERGE, Too

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s MERGE discussion comes a complementary (and far more detailed) take from Adam Machanic.  It’s a nifty technical discussion, under the banner of an outstanding Dr. Strangelove pun. To see some of the true power of MERGE (and to share Adam’s joy in releasing his MERGE-related stress), click on over! …

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Database Programming: Why I Like MERGE

In the wake of last month’s post on my new development efforts in SQL Server 2008, several of you have asked me to go into further detail.  This post is my first effort to answer those questions; right now, we’ll focus on these two, which relate to this statement: By using a CTE with a…

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DWWTWT?: August 17-21

I took Friday off this week to celebrate the last day of summer vacation with my family after a week of telecommuting: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 239 Walked 218 Walked to the Bus 17 Drove 200 None (did not compete) 164 Other Transportation Employed Airline…

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DWWTWT?: August 10-14

My energy level has improved markedly through a week of telecommuting: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 235 Walked 218 Walked to the Bus 17 Drove 200 None (did not compete) 163 Other Transportation Employed Airline Segments Flown 13 It continues to be great to be back…..

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DWWTWT?: August 3-7

I had gallbladder surgery on Monday and was home Wednesday night.  Amazingly, I was back to work from home for the last two days of the week: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 230 Walked 218 Walked to the Bus 17 Drove 200 None (did not compete)…

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At the Onset of My Fiftieth Year

Those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook are aware that I’ve spent the last week and a half dealing with my latest round of health issues.  I returned home yesterday afternoon following a brief hospitalization for diagnosis and removal of a non-functional gall bladder. Today, I celebrate the beginning of my fiftieth…

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