Ward Pond's SQL Server blog

Ruminating on issues pertinent to the design and development of sound databases and processes under Microsoft SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005, and SQL Server 2000 (while reserving the right to vent about anything else that's on my mind)

December, 2006

  • May The Blessings Of The Season Be Upon You

    I mentioned in my last post that I'd be sharing some "seasonal" thoughts while I'm on vacation; on behalf of my family and me, here they are.. For some years, it's been my custom during the holiday season to share this story with friends, family, and...
  • DWWTWT?: December 15

    I'm going to go public with today's usually "hidden" post for reasons which will become obvious. I planned to walk to work today.. I really did.. but the power went out at our place about two hours after last night's post and just now came back on...
  • Happy Birthday, Dad!

    My father is celebrating a birthday today.. Happy birthday, Dad, from three generations of your family across far too many miles. We all wish we were with you today. Much love.. -wp
  • DWWTWT?: December 29

    I'm going "public" with this post, since it summarizes my commuting results for the year. The last working day of 2006 finds me still home for the holidays (for the fifteenth day (!), given the power outage), and thus non-competitive.. ...
  • DWWTWT?: December 14

    I can once again report that today I executed a "short walking commute" through a light rain: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 77 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete...
  • Database Programming: Data Dude Has RTMed!

    I'm a couple of days late on this, and Gert's got all the details , but Data Dude v1.0 is here! The full version is an MSDN download, but you can get a trial download here . Gert notes: The full product download on MSDN is a full image only...
  • DWWTWT?: December 8

    Today was the second of two days' worth of leadership training at a local hotel. I once again hopped the Metro Transit 222 bus, after a quick walk to the bus stop: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 74 Walked...
  • DWWTWT?: December 6

    Today once again brought about a "short walking commute": Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 74 Walked to the Bus: 10 Drove: 23 Did Not Compete: 17 A return to mass transit...
  • DWWTWT?: December 7

    Today was the first of two days' worth of leadership training at a local hotel which is conveniently accessible via the Metro Transit 222 route, so I walked up to the bus stop: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 74 ...
  • DWWTWT?: December 22

    Home for the holidays, and thus non-competitive.. Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 77 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 23 -wp
  • DWWTWT?: December 1

    Yesterday , I asked.. Will tomorrow see a clean sweep for the bus this week? The last month of the year begins with fifth and final day of "SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Bootcamp," offered up in Bellevue for the week by SQLSoft . The...
  • DWWTWT?: December 18

    Home for the holidays, and thus non-competitive.. Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 77 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 19 -wp
  • DWWTWT?: December 20

    Home for the holidays, and thus non-competitive.. Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 77 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 21 Christmas lights are up! -wp
  • DWWTWT?: December 13

    I can essentially rerun yesterday's post unedited; despite plans after work, today I executed a "short walking commute" through a light rain: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 76 Walked to the Bus: 12...
  • DWWTWT?: December 12

    Despite plans after work, today I executed a "short walking commute" through a light rain: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 75 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete:...
  • A Day That Will Live In Infamy

    Today is the 65th anniversary of the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor , the event which ushered the United States into active participation in the most recent War To End All Wars.. It's an appropriate moment to pause and reflect upon the contributions...
  • DWWTWT?: December 25

    Home for the holidays, and thus non-competitive.. Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 77 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 24 Merry Christmas, and Happy Birthday...
  • DWWTWT?: December 28

    Home for the holidays, and thus non-competitive.. Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 77 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 27 -wp
  • DWWTWT?: December 27

    Home for the holidays, and thus non-competitive.. Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 77 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 26 -wp
  • DWWTWT?: December 21

    Home for the holidays, and thus non-competitive.. Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 77 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 22 -wp
  • DWWTWT?: December 19

    Home for the holidays, and thus non-competitive.. Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 77 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 20 -wp
  • DWWTWT?: December 11

    This morning was blustery and rainy, I had an appointment at lunch with my lovely wife, and an early commitment after work today. All in all, an ideal day to fire up an internal combustion engine: Telecommuted: 4 ...
  • DWWTWT?: December 5

    Today brought about a "short walking commute": Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 73 Walked to the Bus: 10 Drove: 23 Did Not Compete: 17 Happy birthday to my cousin Sylvia...
  • DWWTWT?: December 4

    Today saw my first "long walking commute" in two weeks , a fine way to commemorate my Dad's 82nd birthday : Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 72 Walked to the Bus: 10 Drove: 23 ...
  • DWWTWT?: December 26

    Home for the holidays, and thus non-competitive.. Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 77 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 25 As of today, I've stayed home from...