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, 2010

  • Serving the SQL Server Blogosphere for a Twentieth of a Century!

    It’s been exactly five years since this blog went live with a questionable Admiral Stockdale reference, and despite an extended hiatus recently to due a confluence of personal and professional issues, your interest in my ponderings continues to a humbling...
  • Happy Birthday, Mom v78.05

    Today would’ve been my mother’s 83rd birthday if we hadn’t lost her to emphysema on 4 November 2004.  I wish I could call her today, but I can’t. Please find time soon, if you’re able, to call your mother and thank her for your life.  Such precious...
  • Five Things About sp_.. (okay.. Four Things and a Closing Argument)

    Celebrating the first day of Summer with the first technical post on the blog since mid-Winter (apologies for my absence).. Jens has a great post regarding the internal behavior of various forms of sp_-named programmability objects. Some SQLRAP-related...