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)

February, 2007

  • DWWTWT?: February 28

    Yet another busy day, yet another MG ride: Telecommuted: 13 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 44 Did Not Compete: 40 Here's are February's statistics: ...
  • DWWTWT?: February 27

    Another busy day, another van ride: Telecommuted: 13 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 43 Did Not Compete: 40 -wp
  • DWWTWT?: February 26

    Lots of after-work obligations led to employment of the van: Telecommuted: 13 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 42 Did Not Compete: 40 This is going to be...
  • DWWTWT?: February 23

    As predicted yesterday, the week ended with an MG day: Telecommuted: 13 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 41 Did Not Compete: 40 Hope you have a great weekend...
  • DWWTWT?: February 22

    As predicted yesterday, today was an MG day: Telecommuted: 13 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 40 Did Not Compete: 40 At the moment, tomorrow is looking like...
  • SQL Server 2005 SP2 and Windows Vista

    I can't believe I neglected to mention this in Monday's post on SQL Server 2005 SP2.. Among the many features of SP2 is support for the Windows Vista security model. SP2 is the first release of SQL Server to offer this support. I've been running this...
  • DWWTWT?: February 21

    Today I telecommuted in the morning before going out for lunch (which turned into a couple of hours, but I'm not going to count that against myself).. Telecommuted: 13 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: ...
  • DWWTWT?: February 20

    Today I put in my first full day at the office since before my surgery. I "celebrated" by driving the MG for the first time this year.. Telecommuted: 12 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove...
  • DWWTWT?: February 19

    Today I put in seven and a half hours at the office. It was raining, so I drove the van.. Telecommuted: 12 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 38 Did Not Compete: ...
  • Technical News: SQL Server 2005 SP2 Available For Download!

    This is much better than the hospital news you've been reading here lately.. Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2005 is now available for download here . A list of new features and capabilities may be found here . Get it as soon as you can.. there's...
  • DWWTWT?: Feberuary 16

    Today I was back and forth twice. I drove myself once each way and caught a ride with Gale as well, but I also rode the bus again and even spent some time in my office for the first time in a month. I guess we'll call this a Drove since most of my transportation...
  • Non-Technical News: A Brief Update On My Health

    Several folks have been kind enough to ask how I'm doing , so I thought I'd share a brief update. Feel free to pass on this post if it doesn't sustain your interest.. Corrective surgery was attempted on February 5th; unfortunately, the surgeon had...
  • DWWTWT?: February 15

    A bit of a red-letter day today, as I did a little bit of walking for the first time in over a month. It was only to the bus stop, but still.. Telecommuted: 12 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 ...
  • DWWTWT?: February 14

    I showed my face for a bit at the office today after a morning of playing catch-up from home. I used the car to assist in my face-showing, so we'll call today a Drove : Telecommuted: 12 Walked: 78 Walked...
  • DWWTWT?: February 13

    I once again was sufficiently productive today to consider it a telecommuter : Telecommuted: 12 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 35 Did Not Compete: 40 Be...
  • DWWTWT?: February 12

    Today I'm still recovering from my procedure , but unlike previous days in this string, I got enough done today to consider it a telecommuter : Telecommuted: 11 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 ...
  • DWWTWT?: February 9

    Today I'm still recovering from my procedure . I looked at some email, but not enough to claim a work day, so I'm once again non-competitive : Telecommuted: 10 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 ...
  • DWWTWT?: February 8

    Today I'm still recovering from my procedure , which was not successful. I'm once again decidedly non-competitive : Telecommuted: 10 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 35 ...
  • DWWTWT?: February 7

    This is the last of the preposted posts from Friday, February 2. Today I'm still recovering from my procedure . I'm once again decidedly non-competitive : Telecommuted: 10 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus...
  • DWWTWT?: February 6

    This post was preposted on Friday, February 2. Today is the day after my procedure . I'm once again decidedly non-competitive : Telecommuted: 10 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove:...
  • DWWTWT?: February 5

    This post was preposted on Friday, February 2. Today I'm scheduled to have my procedure . Given that this implies the application of a general anesthetic, I'm decidedly non-competitive : Telecommuted: 10 Walked: ...
  • Database Programming: Using The modify() Method Against An XML Variable

    Here's the first technical tid-bit on this blog in awhile, courtesy of a long-concluded internal conversation that I rediscovered when I was cleaning out three months' worth of email from my inbox. Roger wrote: I'm trying to use the modify()...
  • DWWTWT?: February 2

    Today is Groundhogs' Day in the United States. The groundhog saw his shadow this morning, which means we can expect an early spring. I didn't see my shadow today at all. I stayed home, husbanding my energy, and preparing for Monday's procedure. Since...
  • DWWTWT?: February 1

    Today I ran into the office for a couple of meetings in the morning and worked from home in the afternoon. We'll call it a Drove : Telecommuted: 9 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: ...