Category Archives: Quote

Math and Terror

My son just celebrated his eighth birthday. While he was eating his birthday breakfast before heading to school, he came out with this gem: "I’m half of sixteen today!" Now part of me is happy that he’s thinking of mathematical … Continue reading

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Know Your Data… Werewolves

(That’s right. Werewolves.) Over a year ago, I posted a list of SSIS best practices, and I’ve presented on this topic a dozen or more times since then at conferences and user groups and seminars. One of these best practices … Continue reading

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What’s Best?

I was flying through Cincinnati yesterday and while waiting for my connecting flight I overheard (I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop, but the guy was standing right next to me and talking loudly and clearly) a phone conversation about various aspects … Continue reading

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Getting Back What You Put In

Today was Christmas, and one of the gifts I received is a delightful book titled Making Artisan Chocolates by Andrew Garrison Shotts. I’ve spent the day with family and friends, so I haven’t had much time to read it, but … Continue reading

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Design Conflict

I had a dinner meeting a few weeks back with some members of my development team at work (including the new VP!) and one of the topics of the discussion was that of team dynamics. I’ve found over the years … Continue reading

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Developer’s Crossing

Miller’s Crossing is one of my favorite movies, and is in my opinion the brightest gem in the Coen brothers’ crown, despite the fact that few people know about it when compared to Fargo or Raising Arizona and the rest. … Continue reading

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Bad Math Day

I’ve always been fond of the quote “the lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.” It’s sort of like “There are 10 types of people in the world – those who understand binary and those who … Continue reading

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Another Profound Quote

I’m participating in a day-long online meeting via phone, and someone just came out with this gem: “No one should watch sausage or software being made.” It works on so many levels. It’s wrong on so many levels. I love … Continue reading

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Another Thought on Competition

I posted some thoughts on competition a few months back, and some recent conversations have made me visit this topic again. One was a recurring conversation that I’ve had with my six year old son. He’s very competitive (I wonder … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

I can’t believe October has come and gone already. Usually this is my favorite month of the year, but this year I’ve barely noticed it. Things have been so busy I’ve even forgotten to update my email signature. Usually I … Continue reading

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