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After succumbing to peer pressure, I've decided to do the e-Test. Here's the results your e-score: 88 your e-group: e-expert your e-ranking: 381/9664 Try it yourself ......

Contrary to the opinion given in this article, I believe its important for us to realize that habitual contraction of words is in fact a phenomenon which degrades our language. In linguistics, the concept of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) shows that a person finds it more difficult to learn the basics of a language when the language structure becomes ......

Another update in the war between custom single-developer written software and SAP Business Warehouse (SAP BW) implementation at the enterprise level.

These MIS systems are critical to business processes and as most executives say, critical for competitive profit. However, when the process of implementing and maintaining MIS and Decision Support Systems (DSS) becomes paramount, keeping middle managers updated with latest tools that follow industry best practices becomes a burden on the IT department. This is what happens when the IT department fail to see their vision...

For some time now the Large Data Types has been trumpeted around as the next best thing in the T-SQL world. There is a great entry about it on Fotia (See here: http://www.fotia.co.uk/foti... However, when you try to do a PRINT command in SQL Management Studio, you will only print out the first 8,000 characters. I still haven't figuired ......

Hey All, Today I was purchasing a cake for my brother for his birthday, and it needed to be done by Friday. The checkout girl said the earliest would be by about Sunday. Anyway - I had a digital image which I scanned from the image that was to be the icing on the cake. So I asked to send it to them digitally. They said that it would be fine, but a 2Mb ......

Remember my scathing comment about the FSF foundations BadVista Campain? Well, here is something that somewhat redeems FSF in my eyes. Ironically, it comes from the Open Source camp. This article describes how a group of individuals gave out Open Source Software that ran on Windows machines. Ie, they made the impression that Open Source was not just ......

Recently I was on the FSF browsing about when I found quite an interesting website:

According to this article [CNet News, in new window] a new start-up company has created a piece of software for ISP's. This software detects if a user is going to a known phishing site, and shows a warning, along with ads from Yahoo, and other sources. So we are creating a good anti-phishing campaign with unsolicited advertising (spam). I don't know ......

I work as a systems developer at a large food manufacturing firm in Australia. Recently we have been fighting with Microsoft's Analysis Services about a certain cube we were wanting processed. The quick details - Database size: 25.6Gb Dimensions: 9 Storage Model: MOLAP The data was the entire set of sales figures for the years 2002 to present in weekly ......

Recently becoming a reader of this interesting website I urge all of you to see the curious perversions of technology! http://www.thedailywtf.com is where you want to go!

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