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Matrix Revolutions: Agent Smith is Deleted.
Since seeing MR I have been puzzled over the ending. Last night, I realized something that has really helped. Agent Smith is deleted. It comes down to purpose. Agent Smith's purpose is to kill The One. We are told many times that once a program's purpose is fulfilled it is deleted. Neo sacrifices himself to fulfill Agent Smith's purpose, and thus make Smith elegible for deletion. Upon absorbing Neo, Smith is confused and wonders aloud, “is it over?”. Neo/Smith nods with a big grin. The machines then ......

Posted On Monday, November 24, 2003 10:39 AM

HTML color picker

Check out this color picker!  Selects the entire scheme for you.  Also, don't miss the “Scheme” dropdown and the brightness/saturation sliders.  RAD!


Posted On Thursday, November 13, 2003 6:15 AM

SQL: Use object owner for namespacing object name
Hello, another thread compelled me to spell out what my supposed state-of-the-art thinking is on database object names. Sql Server has no concept of a namespace for object names. That is, all names for tables and views (and more) must be unique. Well, there is in fact a single namespacing concept - the owner! We create owners for the logical namespaces in our product. The views and (primarily) computed tables that belong to that namespace will be owned by the appropriate sql account. In that way, ......

Posted On Saturday, November 8, 2003 10:30 AM

Indexed view techniques and Yukon cache invalidation callbacks.
Regarding PDC, I had a blast! I am pumped about Whidbey, Yukon, Longhorn…everything. Great to be back with my family, Tonya and Ava. Oh and another in beta! The Yukon caching stuff demands a renewed search for “indexed view”-friendly queries. That is, to benefit from Yukon’s cache invalidation stuff, you must follow the constraints of indexed views. Until PDC it was a mystery to me as to how cache invalidation was implemented. In retrospect it is obvious that indexed views ......

Posted On Sunday, November 2, 2003 7:27 PM

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