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A Problem with POWER()

I ran into an interesting problem while working with the POWER() function. I was trying to do some binary conversions and had a statement like this to process powers of 2. SELECT POWER(2, n) This was designed to take a … Continue reading

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The Data Scribe

There’s an interesting piece in the New Yorker about technology in the medical field from Atul Gawande. It talks about the love hate relationship doctors have with medical systems, and ruminates a bit about whether these new systems are making medicine better … Continue reading

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Webinar: What We Learned at the PASS Summit

Join me tomorrow for a webinar from Redgate Software.You can register for our webinar today at 10am EST here. Kendra Little and I join Grant Fritchey, the President of PASS, to discuss some highlights from last week’s PASS Summit. Register … Continue reading

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New Database Options

I saw recently that Azure SQL Database is getting a few more Database Scoped Options for that platform. These are intended to give more control over the way in which the engine behaves, without requiring each database on a server to function … Continue reading

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Fun with Savepoints–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I haven’t spent a lot of time with savepoints, but I did find a question recently and thought I’d … Continue reading

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The Linux CoC

This is a busy time of year for me, with lots of conferences and other events taking place. It’s busy most years, but this past October was especially busy in my life. I’ve been in New York, London, and Hong … Continue reading

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Fundamentals

Volleyball season is approaching. Practice started last week for the team that I’m coaching this year, and I’m excited. I look forward to teaching and competing with a new group of athletes each year. I’ll also look forward to a … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday #108

It’s that time of month, and this is a good topic as it relates to career learning. I’m a big fan of improving your career, so I like this topic. The invitation is from Mala, one of the people I … Continue reading

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Random Pix from the 2018 PASS Summit

A few memories from me. First, a beautiful late arrival view. My first session feels a little lonely It started to fill a bit later A few selfies, Angela Mala Bert David Brent TJ and my view during a break … Continue reading

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Internal Controls

I was browsing the Internet and stumbled on a small part of a larger story that struck me. Many of you may have heard of the story of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist for the Washington Post that was killed. I … Continue reading

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