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100th post

This is my 100th blog post here at LessthanDot! (I’m not lying, check for yourself) I started blogging at the end of 2012, almost 3 years ago and it has been an amazing ride so far. I’ve apparently gathered almost 1.5 million views (I don’t really trust that figure :)) and 260 comments.  My most popular […]

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Author of the Year at MSSQLTips.com

I have the pleasure and privilege to announce that I was awarded with the “Author of the Year” award at the MSSQLTips.com website! I am humbled by the recognition of my fellow peers in the SQL Server community and I’d like to thank all of you, the #sqlfamily, for voting. Special shout-out to Jeffery Yao, […]

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Nominated for the 2014 Tribal Awards

Just like last year, SQLServerCentral.com and Simple Talk are hosting the Tribal Awards. In their words: The Tribal Awards, co-hosted by Simple-Talk and SQLServerCentral, seek to recognize outstanding members of the SQL community. We want to highlight people who are currently leaders due to their writing, speaking, or general community presence. In the previous edition, I was […]

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Overview of Published Articles – 2014Q1

Since I write at different places – this blog, Intense School and MSSQLTips.com – someone recently asked me if I could provide an overview from time to time to keep track of all the published material. It makes it easier to follow and it’s also a chance for me to promote my material to readers who perhaps […]

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Happy 2014

I am a bit late with the almost obligatory “How was my past year and how do I think next year is going to rock” blog post – we’re already a good week into the new year – but without further ado I present you: How was my past year and how do I think…

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Nominated for the Tribal Awards

I’ve been notified I am a finalist for the category Best New Voice at the Tribal Awards. These awards are not for some tattoos on your lower back or on your biceps, but rather a collaboration of Simple-Talk and SQLServerCentral to give outstanding commu…

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Software, You’re Doing it Wrong

I spend most of my waking day on a computer, using software. Then I get on twitter and share all the many ways that software annoys me, frustrates me, or just plain pisses me off.

Because most software sucks.

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The times they are a-changin’

This blog post will not be about Bob Dylan, but rather about some professional changes/challenges I’ve been up to lately.

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Developing for the business and the user

Technology is a wonderful tool that should make all of our lives better – at least until Skynet takes over. But then I am hoping that this article will serve me in good stead with our new superior overlords.  😀
The problem, as you may have guessed by…

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LessThanDot Outage – Aug 22, 2013 to Sept 4, 2013

Over the past couple weeks you may have noticed that LessThanDot was completely down. I know we did. We’re working on solutions to our missing DR plan and shoring up some holes we found in our infrastructure (we had backups, they were just a little, er,…

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