First Wars, then Tsunamis, Famines and Hurricanes, and now Earthquakes

The last year has been tough on many. Many people have been and are getting killed in wars and conflicts (Iraq, Sudan/Dafour), got devastated by Tsunamis, starve due to famines and loose their lively-hood and sometimes even lives due to Hurricanes and Taifuns such as Kathrina and Stan. And now we have the devastating earthquake…

Hurricane Katrina: How to help

I am deeply saddened by the suffering of the people in New Orleans and surroundings, South Alabama and Mississippi. My heart and best wishes go out to all the people bearing the tremendeous suffering and losses after hurricane Katrina. I encourage everyone to help as much as possible: Call your politicians to get their act…


Some Tsunami/Quake Disaster Relief.

I have a list of resources (some suggestions for donations and some online resources) to help in the Tsunami/Quake Disaster Relief. If you have not already done so, please help by donating money or time and get your employer to match it.

Welcome to my work related blog site

I decided to finally join the community. However, I will contine to mainly blog at and only syndicate the work-related entries on SQL Server, XML Standardization, XQuery, and other XML Technologies here. Until I can do this automatically (I have bugged Scott many times already to add the feature to automatically republish an RSS…