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: And The Winners Are..

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    Let's have a little fun.. This is a special post in the history of this little backwater of the internet. Its specialness is related to the letter D. If you can figure out why this post is special, and how that specialness is related to the letter D, leave a comment on the post explaining your...
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    No matter your stance on the war in Iraq and the people who are arguing about it, this is simply brilliant. I'm humbled by the fact that my best laugh of the day came to me courtesy of a group of people in a war zone half a world away from their homes. Our troops are some of the best people in the...
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    This is pretty funny.. A friend alerted me to the fact that Microsoft Recruiting recently teamed with The Daily Show 's Ed Helms to produce an "expos é" of Microsoft. Check it out via Windows Media Player here . -wp