Monthly Archives: December 2012

Full-Text Search – Stoplists in SQL Server

Full-text search is an interesting subsystem in SQL Server. It allows you to implement searches through a variety of text formats stored in SQL Server. This is a one of a series of posts that looks at different facets of … Continue reading

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2012 in Review

It’s the end of 2012, but not the end of the world. As I look back at this past year, I think it’s been a great year for SQL Server and data professionals. The big news of the year was the … Continue reading

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2013 Goals

It’s the last Friday of 2012. If you’re reading this, then I assume the world hasn’t ended and you are planning on starting the next year next week. This is the time of year where we often look forward and … Continue reading

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I Pulled a Forest Gump

Last Friday I went for a quick run before we packed up and headed to Steamboat Springs for a week’s vacation skiing with the family. Saturday I snowboarded, came back to the condo, found no treadmill, slippery, icy conditions on … Continue reading

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Predictions for 2013

I’m on holiday, but I have a set of predictions for 2013 coming on Jan 1. This is a little notice in hopes that a few of you might join in to the meme and make a few predictions for … Continue reading

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The Daily Routine

This editorial was originally published on Mar 10, 2008. It is being re-run as Steve is on holiday. If you work in an operational area, especially if you’re a DBA, you typically have a fairly tedious routine. You definitely have … Continue reading

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The Shortage of Programmers

This editorial was originally published on May 12, 2008. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. At least at the top. I was reading the Joel on Software latest entry the other day about architecture astronauts and it … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone in the SQLServerCentral community. I hope very, very few of you are working on this holiday Tuesday. I’m off, spending the holidays in the mountains with my family, including my oldest back from … Continue reading

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It’s the Bits

This editorial was originally published on Mar 3, 2008. It is being re-run as Steve is traveling. Years ago I read Being Digital by Nicholas Negroponte and while I enjoyed the book, there was one very interesting story in there. … Continue reading

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Recharging Again

I’m off again, taking a week in Steamboat Springs with my family for the Christmas holiday. We’re spending a week up there, including my oldest son who came back from Seattle to see us. It seems like I’ve been gone … Continue reading

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