I’m ambivalent about Exam Insurance

As one of the letter people that has as many of the MCP certifications that I have time to take and as an MCT, I feel ambivalent about Exam Insurance. I stopped counting after ~15 individual Microsoft product certifications. Yeah, the tests aren’t cheap, but they’re not as expensive as most other IT reputable vendors’ exams. A CCIE…

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Workaround for error in Configure Distribution Wizard

I don’t know if it’s me, Windows Vista or what, but the Configure Distribution Wizard fails with the default options on my Tablet PC running SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition with Service Pack 1 and the Post-SP1 Hotfix Rollup. This seems to be just like BUG #: 422648 (SQLBUDT): “You may receive error messages when you use the Configure Distribution…

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150 meteors per hour?

New Scientist Space has an interesting article on the Leonid meteor shower. Not as spectacular as the Big One that everybody is afraid will end life as we know it, but it should be a fun thing to let the kids stay up late for… I don’t know about y’all, but I certainly have enough wishes saved…

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Setting FastParse programmatically for SSIS Packages

I’ve been otherwise occupied for a bit, but there are lots of little things about programmatically generating SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) packages that I don’t want to forget… so this is a good place to remember them. Heh. This is also a good opportunity to try out the code formatter plugin for Live Writer….

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