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The 10 Minute Book Review: Cooking for Geeks

The 10 Minute Book Review: Cooking for Geeks

Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food – by Jeff Potter $22.77 on Amazon.com, $22.54 on BarnesAndNoble.com ($15.39 digital) Also available at Safari Books Online, with subscription Published August 2010 by O’Reilley Media, 412 pages Companion website: http://www.CookingForGeeks.com Twitter: @CookingForGeeks I like food. I’m a geek. This is SO the book...
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Tech Books: Caveat Emptor

Tech Books: Caveat Emptor

Today’s post is a cross-pollination from my SQL Awesomesauce blog that I thought you might enjoy. -J These days, we have a myriad of ways to judge whether any given product – like, say, a book on SQL Server – is any good. We ask our friends in the industry, check reviews online, or failing...
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MVP Deep Dives 2 Review (parts I and II) by Kalen Delaney, Louis Davidson, Greg Low…

Deep Dives 2!

Flying back from the PASS Summit 2011, I was in the mood to skim my brand new copy of MVP Deep Dives 2 and make quick notes on my impressions of each chapter. I decided to go with just two or three tweet-length thoughts apiece. I’ve also given this book five out of five...
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Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches by Don Jones

Sean and I are just starting to work through Don Jones’ “Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches”, and it’s already a MidnightDBA Recommends.  I’ll place my initial notes here now, and we’ll get a full review out as time permits. Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches Author: Don Jones 425...
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Announcing MVP Deep Dives 2!!

Deep Dives 2!

In 2010, a group of 53 SQL Server MVPs got together on a simply brilliant project: Write a chapter on anything SQL Server-related you like, put them with the other 52 chapters, publish, and donate all the proceeds to charity. This year, they did it again. And this time, I was in on it!...
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