Tech Books: Caveat Emptor

November 14, 2011
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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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Database Mart does support right

October 24, 2011
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Database Mart does support right

This is going to be a very short post, but I wanted to talk about a very good support experience recently and I want to share it with you. I’ve been using Database Mart to host ITBookworm for quite some time and I’ve recently had my first support case.  Like everyone with a web...
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MVP Deep Dives 2 Review (parts I and II) by Kalen Delaney, Louis Davidson, Greg Low…

October 17, 2011
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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

September 27, 2011
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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!!

September 23, 2011
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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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Online Movie Rentals

September 14, 2011
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Online Movie Rentals

From time to time we feel like watching a movie but we don’t feel like going out. So we’ve started exploring our online choices. And of course, while things are better than they used to be, the choices are still fairly limited. Today I’m going to talk about our experiences with NetFlix and Amazon...
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