This past weekend I’ve been reading The Zen of Listening by Rebecca Shafir, part of my ongoing efforts to be better at many things and also part of research for an upcoming project. The book was a good starting point for me, with some ideas on the different types of listening and how mindfulness and […]Read more "Need Recommendations on Being a Better Listener"
Yesterday I blogged about hosting a daily status meetings and some of the tricks I use to make it work. One of those that is worth extra attention is the meeting notes – at the end of each meeting I send out notes (not minutes – not that formal) that include: Who attended Key metrics […]Read more "The Armor of Transparency"
I ran across this article in Visual Studio Magazine that tracks the source of a missing object to an embedded use statement. It’s not wrong to do that, but maybe it should be! For admin scripts, testing, etc, USE is valuable, but in the dev world it’s far better to solve the problem by adding […]Read more "Don’t Abuse the Use Statement"
If you haven’t used it (and I rarely do myself), Ident_Current (‘tablename’) returns the last identity value generated across all sessions. It’s something to use carefully, and not fall into the trap of thinking that if Ident_Current = 2 and you insert a row that the value will be 3 – someone could have inserted […]Read more "A Surprising Result from Ident_Current"