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Show – Off always Shown up in Showdown
Show – Off always Shown up in Showdown This was my fortune cookie the other day. It was attributed to Confucius. Now, I doubt that Confucius actually said it. The humor shines through only in English, I think. For the sake of not plagiarizing, let’s continue attributing it to Confucius. It reminds me of another quote that I heard a while back. This one attributed to a Buddhist monk “What I am I am and say not. Being is the great explainer”. We will get to this quote in a moment. But first … If you ......

Posted On Tuesday, October 28, 2008 8:29 PM

Thoughts on a Data Dictionary
Thoughts on a Data Dictionary I have often thought about what would make a good data dictionary. Usually I have lamented the absence of any meaningful data dictionary beyond what the DBMS itself keeps on its own. If everyone would simply add comments everywhere that the database natively allows, we would all be oh so much better off. But alas we don’t. As is so often the case, if we don’t have to do something, we probably won’t. Often times, it’s a matter of meeting deadlines, sometimes it’s a matter ......

Posted On Thursday, October 16, 2008 8:21 PM

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