Archive for December, 2011
How fitting that I should close out the A to Z series while I close out the year.В We’ve finally arrived at letter Z and that stands for the CPU-Z utility.В Yes, technically that isn’t a part of SQL Server, but if you hadn’t already noticed by Monday’s ‘Y’ post, it’s slim pickins’ at this [...]
Welcome to the penultimate installment of SQL Server A to Z (it’s not often I get to use “penultimate”). Officially, Y stands for Year, but that would be kinda boring, and quite short, so let’s run with it and talk about all sorts of date-parts-related stuff. Functions that get parts of dates Since this is, [...]
Merry Christmas everyone!
I’m sure you’ve heard the story by Stephen Covey about the professor that fills a jar with rocks, pebbles, and sand as a metaphor for time management and prioritization. I’d relate it here, but I think this video is much more fun. Obviously this metaphor applies to all aspects of our lives, but we can [...]
Jason Strate (blog|@StrateSQL) is starting a new blog meme: #meme15.В The overall topic of #meme15 will be social networking, obviously something that’s getting a lot of attention these days, so there should be plenty to write about.В For the inaugural #meme15 post, the subject is blogging, specifically: why do you blog and why did you [...]