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June 2005 - Posts

Why you should do database stuff in the database.

Today, I had a need to programmatically update data in one database from another database.  I wrote a quick .NET app to pull the data out of one table, process the data, and put it into another table in another database table.  I just went to write a quick utility because I was running in two databases.  I didn't check the amount of data, but I saw that this was really slow.  As the data ran through the triggers, it was way to slow.  it was taking about 2 seconds for each record.  It would have resulted in approximately 2 days of processing.  Well, that was not acceptable.  I pulled up my SQL Server Books Online and grabbed a couple of TSql commands.  The resulting TSql command took 16 seconds to run.  Moral of the story, if you can do it in the database, you should probably do it in the database.

Wally

Plagarizing Jason Salas's podcast

Ok, you have got to go listen to Jason's podcast at http://weblogs.asp.net/jasonsalas.  A new word was invented.  Podderize - the using of audio from someone else's podcast without their permission.

Wally

ASP.NET Podcast Show #4 - Paul Glavich and Mitch Denny

Download at: http://aspnetpodcast.com/CS11/blogs/asp.net_podcast/archive/2005/11/09/asp-net-podcast-show-4.aspx

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Show notes for ASP.NET Podcast Show #4.

FYI: I had to turn comments off due to intense blog spam.

Need your help - Market analysis of Atlas and Ajax

Hi folks.  I need your help.  I need to do get some market information about Ajax and Atlas.  I have found the MSDN product feedback code at http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/productfeedback/viewfeedback.aspx?feedbackid=9c2b3819-4ab0-4435-8ece-f25118056278.  What's happening with customers and developers trying to do ajax?  Any information that you can provide about ajax in the marketplace is greatly appreciated.

Wally

AMD sues Intel

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Weblets/0,,7832_12670_12684,00.html?redir=CORBF02

http://news.com.com/AMD+files+antitrust+suit+against+Intel/2100-1001_3-5765844.html?tag=nefd.lede

Advanced Micro Devices fired off a federal antitrust lawsuit against Intel on Tuesday, claiming that its rival has a monopolistic grip on the PC industry.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Delaware, details alleged scare tactics and coercion that AMD claims Intel imposed on 38 different large-scale computer makers, small system builders, wholesale distributors and retailers.

Intel processors account for more than 80 percent of the computers running x86-based chips, according to IDC. Those chips run the Microsoft Windows, Solaris and Linux families of operating systems. Even Apple Computer has announced that it would switch exclusively to x86 processors to run Mac OS software beginning in 2006.

 

Posted: Jun 28 2005, 10:23 AM by Wallym | with no comments
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Bob's in

Congratulations to Bob Beauchemin of Developmentor.  Bob was last week's "Database Geek of the Week" at http://www.simple-talk.com/2005/06/21/database-geek-of-the-week-bob-beauchemin/

Bob is another one of the Geeks of the Week that I know.  I have only met Bob one time at a Microsoft event in July of 2001 in Redmond.  I hope to one day know half of what Bob knows though knowing half of what Bob know might cause my brain to explode due to over working it................................

Posted: Jun 28 2005, 07:30 AM by Wallym | with no comments
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Microsoft talks AJAX

http://news.com.com/Microsoft+gets+hip+to+AJAX/2100-1007_3-5765197.html?tag=nefd.top

Not to be left out of any development trends, Microsoft is working to simplify the job of building so-called AJAX applications, or Web applications with sophisticated graphics.

The company is building software, code-named Atlas, that provides developers with tools designed to ease creation of AJAX-style applications. An early version of the software will be made available to developers at the company's Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles in September.

Though it's a relatively new term, AJAX describes a set of Web technologies invented and standardized during the past eight years. Those include JavaScript, dynamic HTML and a feature called XmlHttp which reduces the need for Web clients to reconnect to a Web server every time information is downloaded.

A growing number of proponents argue that applications created with AJAX perform better than today's Web browser-based applications.

Update: Scott Guthrie talks about Ajax and Atlas.

Posted: Jun 28 2005, 07:23 AM by Wallym | with no comments
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U Gotta Love Spam about Spam

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Microsoft Employee Mike Lyman Speaks Out on Online Spam Message Board NANAE & Mailing List SPAM-L on Microsoft Spam ___________________________________________________________

MICROSOFT IS ONE OF THE "GREATEST, MOST HATED INSTITUTIONAL SPAMMERS AROUND"

"I'm with one of the greatest, most hated institutional "spammers" around.

most people speaking officially for the company will go round and round with you how we don't spam. Well, in the past it was not always obvious that you were opting in, sometimes it still isn't obvious and our sign up process still leaves a lot to be desired and is open to abuse."

FIRMLY ADMITTING THAT MICROSOFT IS A "SPAMHOUSE" AND SENDS OUT SPAM

"We are a spamhouse. Doesn't matter that we're Microsoft. Our legitimate, unsolicited email is still just spam."

___________________________________________________________

MIKE LYMAN:

Microsoft Head Email Abuse Administrator for Microsoft Speaks Out About Microsoft's Previous & Current Spamming Activities

PREVIOUS CREDENTIALS:

West Point Military Academy Graduate of 1987 Ex-Computer Administrator for the US Department of Defense ___________________________________________________________

..You are receiving this email notification because...

-> MICROSOFT SENDS ILLEGAL UNSOLICITED COMMERCIAL SPAM <-

OUR MISSION: Worldwide Boycott of MICROSOFT Software / Hardware / Service SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: "Don't Support Illegal Spam, Don't Buy Microsoft Products"

OUR GOAL: 100 Billion Views / 99.9% Internet Saturation / 178 Parts (2005-2007)

[SPAMIS Foundation: Strategic Partnership Against Microsoft Illegal Spam]

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MEDIA & JOURNALISTS INTERESTED IN A STORY ON SPAMIS AND/OR MICROSOFT SPAM?

LEGAL FIRMS INTERESTED IN LITIGATION AGAINST MICROSOFT'S ILLEGAL SPAMMING?

Contact: Spamis, Box 1259, Seattle, WA 98111 / Phone or Fax: (206)260-2409

QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE PUBLIC STATEMENTS FROM MICROSOFT:

Microsoft Head Spam Spokesmen: Aaron Kornblum or Ryan Hamlin

SPAMIS EXISTS DUE TO THE IMPROPER, RUDE AND FALSE ALLEGATIONS SET FORTH BY:

Microsoft Head Law Firm: Preston, Gates, Ellis, Seattle, WA - USA Lawyers at Fault: Robert J. Dzielak / David A. Bateman / Theodore J. Angelis

[Part 47 of 178]

(c)2005 SPAMIS: Strategic Partnership Against Microsoft Illegal Spam

My Crystal Turns Darker Today
Yeah, its my birthday again.  I'm 38.....................
MARS is off by default - I feel dumb

Ok, how dumb was this.  I misread my own code.  I was explicitly turning MARS on and off while doing the performance test.  I thought I was only turning this off.  I feel so stupid.

I'll file this one under "Gee, I sure was stupid."

Wally

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