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band names for programmer geeks

Band names for programmer geeks (feel free to use these, unless they already exist and are copyrighted):

  • Asskey
  • The Lazy Loaders
  • CMYK (more for graphic artists, I know)
  • nRock
  • BSODeathmetal
  • Unicoder Manifesto
  • Fist to Five
  • Gates of Hell (that one's for Microsoft programmers specifically)

Posted On Friday, April 25, 2008 12:45 PM

if geeks ruled the world
If geeks ruled the world: Professional sports teams, if they existed, would have mascots like the Orcs, the Elves, and the Supernovae. The Giants and the Pirates could keep their names, and possibly the Blue Devils (though due to statistical improbability, Duke would not be allowed to be in the Sweet 16 so often). All surnames would have to be pronounced as they are in their country of origin (e.g. Favre would be Fov-ruh and Mao Tse-Tung would be unpronounceable). Wars would occur between the cybergeeks ......

Posted On Thursday, April 17, 2008 4:15 AM

ssas: define reference and materialize

Apparently you have to watch out when you select Materialize in a referenced dimension in SSAS 2005.  I just ran into a situation where data was getting duplicated for no good reason, and unchecking Materialize fixed it.

http://www.biblogs.com/2006/12/23/materialize-option-in-a-reference-dimension/

Posted On Thursday, April 10, 2008 10:25 AM

granularity error in SSAS MDX drillthrough query
I was trying to create an MDX drillthrough this morning in my SSAS 2005 cube, and I got this error: Errors from the SQL query module: The attribute 'Applicant Name' in the dimension 'Dim Candidate' is outside the granularity of the measure group 'Fact Requisitions' and cannot be returned as a column. I only got one result from Google for that error message and it wasn't helpful at all. After trying a million different things with partitions and actions and whatnot, I finally figured out the problem: ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 9, 2008 10:44 AM

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