Finishing Up Better

More Better  Last week I read and blogged about Better by Dr. Atul Gawande. In Part III of the book, Dr. Gawande focuses on Ingenuity with three chapters entitled The Score, The Bell Curve, and For Performance. There are lots of good takeaways for software development in these chapters. Full Disclosure  One stood out in particular in The …
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Windows XP and 30 June 2008

Bye Bye, Ms. Windows XP?  As of this writing Microsoft plans to stop selling Windows XP 30 June 2008. Steve Ballmer has indicated there may be wiggle room in this decision but (to my knowledge) no postponment has been announced. Back In My Day…  I’ve been around the block a couple times with Microsoft OS’s and products. Does anyone remember …
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Windows XP and 30 June 2008

Bye Bye, Ms. Windows XP?  As of this writing Microsoft plans to stop selling Windows XP 30 June 2008. Steve Ballmer has indicated there may be wiggle room in this decision but (to my knowledge) no postponment has been announced. Back In My Day…  I’ve been around the block a couple times with Microsoft OS’s and products. Does anyone remember …
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Better

It’s The Little Things…  In Better, Dr. Atul Gawande mentions several basic things medical professionals can do to drastically impact the rate of hospital-passed infection. His first point is: Wash your hands. This seems simple on the surface, but the time requirements for properly washing one’s hands using traditional soaps is noteworthy: Once specified and quantified, …
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Better

It’s The Little Things…  In Better, Dr. Atul Gawande mentions several basic things medical professionals can do to drastically impact the rate of hospital-passed infection. His first point is: Wash your hands. This seems simple on the surface, but the time requirements for properly washing one’s hands using traditional soaps is noteworthy: Once specified and quantified, …
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Speaking At PASSMN – 29 Apr 2008

I am honored to present at PASSMN, the Minnesota SQL Server User Group, Tuesday evening 29 Apr 2008 starting at 4:30! I’m looking forward to meeting Lara Rubbelke, Mark Knutson, and everyone else that attends. I’ll be presenting on SQL Server 2008 Change Data Capture, SSIS 2008, and Incremental ETL. If you read this blog and attend, please …
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