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)

June, 2009

  • DWWTWT?: June 29-30

    After last week in Redmond, this week begins and the month ends with a return to telecommuting: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 213 ...
  • DWWTWT?: June 22-26

    I probably shouldn’t have gone, but I did end up flying to Redmond and driving to work all week: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 211...
  • Serving the SQL Server Blogosphere for a Twenty-Fifth of a Century!

    Yes, it’s true.. when this post goes live, it will have been exactly four years (adjusted for a time zone differential.. how apropos) since this humble corner of the InterWebs was available for instantiation in your browser of choice. As I’ve done...
  • SQL Rap Contest Results in the Hizzle!

    As my team celebrates the successful release of the latest version (v 2.5, for those of you keeping score at home) of the SQLRAP (SQL Risk Assessment Program) toolset, it should also be noted that Michelle Ufford has announced the winner of her SQL Rap...
  • DWWTWT?: June 15-19

    Yet another week telecommuting from home, while running back and forth to protect Gale from the same quacks who were messing with me last month: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of...
  • Database Programming: Using the .modify() Method Against an XML Variable in SQL Server 2008

    Make a note..  here’s my first useful programming tip for SQL Server 2008 (and yes, there will be more to come; I’m about a week and a half into my first SQL Server 2008 development project).. Way back in February of aught-seven, I shared Jerry’s...
  • Happy Birthday, Mom v78.04

    Today would’ve been my mother’s 82nd birthday if we hadn’t lost her to emphysema on 4 November 2004.  I wish I could call her today, but I can’t. I know Father’s Day is coming up this weekend.  Dads are important, but just the same, if you’ve...
  • It’s Milestone Season!

    June is definitely milestone season in this neck of the woods. Not only is today the third anniversary of my start with the ITOE Technology Architects group (the artists formerly known as the SQL CoE), but this past Sunday marked my tenth(!) anniversary...
  • DWWTWT?: June 8-12

    Another grand week spent telecommuting from home: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 206 Walked 218 Walked to the...
  • Mark Russinovich Windows 7 Application Compatibility Virtual Roundtable on June 18

    On Thursday, June 18 at 11am PDT, Mark Russinovich will host the first of a two-session virtual roundtable for IT pros worldwide to discuss Windows 7 Application Compatibility. This is a chance for IT pros to learn all about the Windows 7 Application...
  • DWWTWT?: June 1-5

    This week was spent catching up with work while telecommuting from home: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 201 Walked 218...
  • Another Period of Blog Neglect Ends; Firefox Display Issues Repaired

    Earlier this evening, thanks to a helpful comment from eXcalibur, I was able to resolve the funky display issues which have plagued Firefox-based visitors since I started playing with CSS overrides in early May.  Thanks, eXcalibur, for the sage advice...