Good Seeing

I just finished reading The Perfect Machine about the construction of the Hale Telescope at Mount Palomar (here is a pretty good picture). Fascinating story with regard to both the people involved and the engineering. It took 21 years from getting the funds to when the first images were captured. Lots of interesting pieces; the struggle […]

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Benefits for Veterans

Wanted to share a few things I came across recently with regards to benefits for veterans: You can get a printed VA card now by signing up via ID.me (ID.me also comes in handy for things like qualifying for incentives from car manufacturers). The card does not have your social security  number on it, so it’s […]

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Custard Indexes

Not sure how or why this popped into my head (and too late for April Fools!), but it amuses me to think about adding another layer of confusion to the clustered index discussions. Here’s your problem, you don’t have a custard key on that table!

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Farewell, Robert Davis

Robert Davis (@SQLSoldier) died on Monday. A great technical guy, he did a lot of writing and presenting and answering questions over the years, shared a lot of knowledge and hard won lessons about working with SQL.  For years to come people will be trying to find an answer and will hit one of his […]

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