Josh Gordon is a professional grade moron

I begin my day, as always, by going to Facebook. A friend comments that Josh Gordon has done something stupid again. I sigh and look it up. There are two problems with this scenario. 1) Dude, you're trying to appeal a suspension for using marijuana. How about, I don't know, putting down the marijuana for a…

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Catching Me In June

This June won't be too busy for me conference-wise, but I do have a couple talks. First of all, I'm going to be at SQL Server #299 in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, June 14th.  I will have the chance to give two talks there, one on tally tables and the other on using the APPLY…

Ceiling Fans Installed

I've lived in North Carolina for just about a year, during which time I haven't had ceiling fans.  This past week, I decided to correct my mistake. I now have ceiling fans up in the master bedroom, office, and guest bedroom.  The office has historically been a terrible room climate-wise, due to the fact that…

Thoughts On OOTP 15

I've gotten through season 1 of OOTP 15. Fundamentally, it's the same game for me as OOTP 14.  I don't really like 3D mode all that much, so I'm not using it.  I turned on all of the foreign leagues because they're awesome, but they really slow down simulating games, and I might just turn…

Stratfor: Disband the CIA and NSA, it’s all the intelligence gathering you’ll ever need!

A friend pointed this out to me on another website. We have this brilliant tagline: Best-selling author George Friedman founded Stratfor in 1996 to bring customers an incisive new approach to examining world affairs. Under his direction, Stratfor taps into a worldwide network of contacts and mines vast amounts of open-source information. Analysts then interpret the…

Identity Integers In SQL Server In-Memory OLTP

There's a piece of no-longer-correct information floating around on the Internet, and I wanted to put up a blog post to point out the correct answer.  A lot of people say that identity integers are not allowed in SQL Server 2014's In-Memory OLTP (i.e., Hekaton).  In fact, identity integers are allowed and are fully supported in the…

Putin or Hitler? The definitive primer

Many, many news outlets have broadcasted stories comparing President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with Chancellor of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler. It strikes me that it might be useful to help people figure out the difference! The primer is simple: start from the top and work your way down. -- Is the person…

Conferences Over…For This Month

This past week has been a busy one for me. First was Carolinacon, which was fantastic and whet my appetite for Derbycon. After that, I had a chance to hear Grant Fritchey speak about continuous deployment on Tuesday.  This was an early version of the talk, but he did a good job. On Wednesday, I…