What’s the Population of Madagascar?

Beats me. But I found a really cool site that will tell you.  And the best part is, it’s paid for by our tax dollars. It’s called The World Factbook and is put together by our […] Read More

Is Your Fourth Grader a Criminal

The whole “school violence” and political correctness of this world is really getting to me.  As a father of two it’s getting close to being frightening.  Not that I’m worried my kids will be the […] Read More

Code Snippets in Visual Studio

There’s a lot to be said for working solo, but working in an environment with other developers definitely has its advantages.  Earlier, I posted about a co-worker who asked me a question about SQL and […] Read More

Conditional JOIN’s

A co-worker asked me earlier today if there was a way to do a conditional join. Meaning he had two tables and he wanted to join to one or the other within his query, depending […] Read More

Company Holiday Party(ies)

Ok, let’s try this again.  I’ll try not to lose this post before it makes it to the warm and cozy Home away from Home, otherwise known as SQL Server. So I had two parties […] Read More

Posting Frustrations

I spent quite a bit of time writing a post on the recent company holiday parties I attended (I’ll rewrite it later).  Unfortunately, in the middle of writing that post, I left the computer for […] Read More


Here’s a well explained posting on when to use Collect().

Fingerprint Reader

I just read this post from Michael Creasy where he talks about his experience with the fingerprint reader device from Microsoft. That may be exactly what I’ve needed (and didn’t know it) to help solve […] Read More

MSN Spaces

So no less than two days after I get this site up and running with .Text, MSN comes out with MSN Spaces.  Figures.  I’ll look into it a bit more, but I like having the […] Read More

First Post, both Technical and Humorous!

Top 10 Things to Be Thankful for in .NET