Faster binary converter – where do your solutions come from?

Mitch Wheat is a great guy. He really is. And he's clearly a mathematician. I mean, I did a half-major as part of my BSc, doing a handful of 3rd year Pure Maths subjects (which I got HDs in too – I wasn't just sleeping during class), but Mitch… he thinks like a mathematician. You can tell when he comes up with a solution like this for converting numbers to binary. Makes me wonder if this is something he came up with, or something he read in a book. Knowing Mitch, he came up with it himself. I'm in a … Continue reading Faster binary converter – where do your solutions come from?

Slides and scripts on the OVER clause presentation

I'll write more about this when I get the chance. But in the meantime, if you want the slides and scripts from my presentations in Wagga and at AdSSUG last week, then get them from http://msmvps.com/files/folders/robfarley/entry180018.aspx . It was on Ranking Functions and Windowing, or on the uses of the OVER clause, etc.

Developing presenters with an open mic night

In August I ran a tag-team user-group meeting. The idea was that people within the group would get up and give a really short presentation about something which they thought was cool. I had a few people put their hands up, and I prompted a few more people as well. All in all, the meeting was really good. Numbers were down, but I think this comes down to people not really knowing what to expect (but let's face it, numbers are down when I'm listed as the speaker – I think it's the familiarity thing). Since then, I've noticed some … Continue reading Developing presenters with an open mic night