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)

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  • Blog Post: My Latest Reason to be Thankful

    In keeping with the spirit of the season, I thought I’d introduce you to my latest reason to be thankful. As if a wonderful family and an incredible career weren’t enough.. Ever since this city boy relocated to rural Central Florida, his farm girl wife has been on him to get her a horse. I’m therefore...