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2007 January


Damon Armstrong

Vengence via Google Ads

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I was reading an article today about how GoDaddy removed a customer’s domain name from their registry at the request of MySpace.com.  You can view it here: GoDaddy Pulls Security Site After MySpace Complaints Apparently someone had posted usernames and passwords of MySpace users to SecLists.org, and MySpace wanted the offending material to be removed immediately.  […]

25 January 2007 11:03 pm by
Richard Mitchell

Which came first the static chicken or the static egg?

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Came across an interesting thing to do with static constructors in the course of the development of ANTS Profiler 3. We got around to talking about static constructors across multiple files and wondering what would happen if you attempted to create a circular reference of static initialisers. In the result you can see that the […]

24 January 2007 4:56 am by
Bart Read

**SQL Prompt 3 Released**

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We’re very pleased to be able to announce the release of SQL Prompt 3. Get it here:http://www.red-gate.com/products/SQL_Prompt/index.htmWe’ve fixed quite a number of bugs since the final beta. Most notably the popup behaviour is significantly improved. We’ve also added support for SQL Server 7.We hope you enjoy using it!

22 January 2007 10:03 am by
Phil Factor

Click-A-Crematorium

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During the last dotcom boom, I had a most agreeable job advising investment bankers on the value of some of the propositions that were put to them for funding. It was part of my role in a company, an ‘Internet Incubator’, which specialised in getting viable internet-based enterprises off the ground. City Investors were approached […]

21 January 2007 1:26 pm by
Richard Mitchell

How many 64bit coders does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

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1050 – or thereabouts.OK I must admit that’s not entirely the question, but it is however the answer. As some of you out there know I’m working on the new version of ANTS Profiler (gratuitous link to product, marketing would be so proud) and in the course of my explorations I have of course been […]

19 January 2007 2:17 am by
Richard Mitchell

Scream 0.3 – SQL Compare 5.3 Snapshot support

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Just to let you all out there now I’ve compiled a new version of the Scream tool for you that supports SQL Compare 5.3 snapshots. You can download the new version from the same place off Red Gate Labs.I’m not sure it has been mentioned here on the blog there is an unsupported support forum […]

18 January 2007 4:09 am by
Phil Factor

The TSQL of Verticons and Anime Emoticons

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Well there I was trying to think of an idea for a blog (u_u) when it suddenly occurred to me (*_*) that I should do a nice little SQL function on Emoticons. It was a happy thought (^_^) which made me smile (n_n). I was amazed (^.^) and astonished (*^*) sometimes incredulous (o_O) at the […]

9 January 2007 5:12 pm by
Jesse Liberty

Times have changed

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When I was a kid my dad told me “nope, no TV when I was a boy, crystal radio. We just had our friends from college here for New Year’s with their kids….Among the 8 of us (the four kids were 17, 15, 11 and 10), we had 7 digital cameras (if you count phones)), […]

2 January 2007 5:00 pm by
Jesse Liberty

Next column: the tradeoff between innovation and a constantly changing environment

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The following message was posted to my web log on O’Reilly… Learning new tech. is fun – However, we have to learn things very well and make a living out of it. I guess MS does not really care about the developer who had to run after each so called inovative idea along their way […]

2 January 2007 4:53 pm by
Jesse Liberty

Free Video on Ajax

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Self promotion warning I’ve just posted a 15 minute quick video on AJAX technology. Now, to be up front, the point of the video is to interest potential readers in my up coming books, but that said, the video may be of interest to some folks here, so I thought I’d mention it. You can […]

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