July 4th, 2009 Fireworks In Eagan City, Minnesota

By Rajib Bahar at July 04, 2009 18:00
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I used to watch the fireworks from about a mile away in previous years. This time I went to the launch site and stayed near by the boundary. As you can guess, this portion of the clip was toward the end of the program.

Happy 4th of July!

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Kevin Kline's blog entry on code of ethics for DBAs

By Rajib Bahar at April 24, 2009 09:52
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I noticed an interesting blog entry by Kevin Kline. He is talking about code of ethics for DBA professionals. I thought some of us may find it relevant.

 Enjoy the dialogue and debate at [http://sqlblog.com/blogs/kevin_kline/archive/2009/04/21/is-it-time-for-a-professional-code-of-ethics-for-dbas.aspx]

1st Robot Scientist

By Rajib Bahar at April 03, 2009 10:45
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I thought the article below was interesting. It talks about the 1st robot capable of generating hypothesis and run experiments to prove it. I could have used one during my undergrad years.

http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=216402727

 

useful blog entries on Joins... using join in update or delete statement

By Rajib Bahar at March 26, 2009 07:00
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A memorable song performed by Shaheed Nazneen Shakil (Wife of Shaheed General Shakil)

By Rajib Bahar at March 08, 2009 18:00
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I heard this song recently.... I was amazed by her voice... It's tragic what happened to her... May her soul rest in Peace!

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CSV Customization in SSRS Subscription

By Rajib Bahar at February 20, 2009 04:47
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I will appreciate if my colleagues and peers would consider looking at this thread I opened at SQL Server Central [http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic661376-1063-1.aspx]. Thanks and have a good day!

 

Update [10/01/2009]:

Thanks to Luke at [SQLServerCentral.com] forum I was able to find the answer. He pointed me to a MSDN article, which in turn pointed to this article [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms156281.aspx]. That helped me figure out how to do it. If I have time then I'll produce steps on how to reproduce it later.

 

 

Bill Gates releases Bugs... gives a new meaning to software bugs

By Rajib Bahar at February 05, 2009 07:06
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I was reading some article and landed on this news item. Bill Gates released a bug in some tech event... See http://www.pcworld.com/article/158979/bill_gates_releases_bugs_into_the_wild.html. I am relieved by the fact that I wasn't there. I am sure this may give a new meaning to releasing software bugs... :)

SQL Server Interview questions - Submit yours

By Rajib Bahar at January 26, 2009 06:44
Filed Under: SQL
I get a lot of questions from my peers about finding a good place to get SQL server interview questions. I have had the privilege of being both the interviewor and interviewee. So, I thought I'd put together a collection on my blog. I look forward to hearing your comments. Please post your favorite or most challenging questions on SQL server.

Here is the list of links to blogs and/or websites that I found useful:

VLDB - What's the largest database have you worked with?

By Rajib Bahar at January 19, 2009 15:52
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I am asking this question to all of my SQL Server colleagues. There is no right or wrong answer to this. I am interested in learning the experience others have with VLDB systems. Please share your stories. I will compile the responses and make a newer blog entry. That new entry will have your story and link back to your blog if you have any. Feel free to send your responses via facebook, twitter, plaxo, linkedin, livespace, and email. Thanks

MS SQL Server 2008 Debugging

By Rajib Bahar at January 15, 2009 21:20
Filed Under: SQL
I like the new debugging capabilities of SQL Server 2008. It brings in features such as stepping in, stepping out, and stepping over. This can come handy when we are trying to track the actual issue. I found this feature interesting because it empowers developers to track issues at the most granular level. Now, we can step inside system functions, and stored procedures to figure out the values of internal variables and sets. See the video below for a quick guide on how to debug in SQL Server 2008 management studio.

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