Book Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals, by Kalen DeLaney et al

January 9, 2012
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Book Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals, by Kalen DeLaney et al

This review is a reprint by permission from Jes Borland’s LessThanDot.com blog  Book Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals Score: 4.5/5 Author: Kalen Delaney, Paul Randal, Kimberly Tripp, Conor Cunningham, Adam Machanic Pages: 784 Publisher: Microsoft Press, March 2009 Buy on Amazon: paperback ITBookworm Score: 4.5/5 Remember this moment? I...
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ITBookworm Last Minute Gift Guide 2011!

December 15, 2011
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It’s 10 days till Christmas (or the otherly- or non-denominated holiday event of your choosing), and we still have a few online shopping days left. We figure you just might be needing some last minute gift ideas, so here’s a roundup of our favorite things this year!   Bodum Travel Press (coffee/tea) Stars: 3/5...
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Quick Review: Energizer XP4001 Universal Rechargeable Power Pack

December 15, 2011
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Quick Review: Energizer XP4001 Universal Rechargeable Power Pack

Since the dawn of personal electronic gadgetry, humankind has been annoyed by the energy needs of said gadgets. Batteries need replacing and devices power down, usually when you’re completely removed from places of replenishment. Grumble no more, fearless consumer! The modern age has provided us with many options for taking the power with us,...
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Quick Review: “Unstuck” iPad App

December 13, 2011
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Quick Review: “Unstuck” iPad App

Thanks to LifeHacker.com for the link to the free iPad app Unstuck (download from iTunes), an iPad app that helps you make decisions and get past “stuck” moments in life. Overall rating: 5/5 The app starts you off with a nice introductory cartoon, and then digs in to your stuckness. You answer questions and rank elements...
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Quick Review: Bodum Travel Press

December 1, 2011
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Quick Review: Bodum Travel Press

Just had an extensive my-coffee-contraption-is-better-than-yours discussion with Adam Machanic and Brent Ozar on Twitter, which inspired me to go out and get….something. So I can make coffee at work. (Work coffee is decent, but not GOOD, doncha know.) Overall rating: 3/5     Likes: Comes with an extra lid Nice shape/size/rubberized grip Nice drinking lip and cover...
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The 10 Minute Book Review: Cooking for Geeks

November 16, 2011
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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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