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Profiling Your Data

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 5:30PM - (605) SQL Server User Group

Have you ever started a warehouse or ETL project and realized that the data wasn’t as “clean” as you were told? If only you had profiled your data before you started then you wouldn’t have to rework design elements, change code or redesign your database. In this session we will talk about what data profiling is, why you should do it and how you can do it with tools that are already included in the SQL Server BI stack.

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TFVC Command Line to Get Latest

July 15, 2020 -

TFVC Command Line to Get Latest I was getting tired of right clicking in Visual Studio Source Control Explorer before merging (see I like Git over TFVC and Trunk Based Development to know that I don’t think TFVC and branching is optimal), so I found that you can use the VS developer prompt, go to where you have your code (your TFVC mapped workspace) and type in tf get $/MyProject/Dev/Source /recursive.

Cross-compiling Rust from ARM to x86-64

July 14, 2020 -

It’s 2020. The world is abuzz with, well – waves hand – all this. But it’s also abuzz with ARM: Apple is moving their Mac line to Apple Silicon, Amazon has been been touting their Gravaton2-based infrastructure, Cloudflare is said to be going all ARM on their edge nodes, and the world’s fastest supercomputer is built on ARM. For a long time, I – and I think many others – held the idea that x86-64 is for heavy workloads and ARM is for the "little stuff" like embedded systems and Raspberry Pis.

Blazor is here with .Net 5

June 17, 2020 -

Blazor is here with .Net 5 If you’ve followed me or look back on my posts, you can see that I’ve done a lot of web/UI work. I’ve done jQuery. I enjoyed Silverlight. I then moved to KnockoutJs and was thankful for the data-binding. I’ve learned Angular and Aurelia, but haven’t used them much in production code. I’ve used Typescript on a large team and that has been very helpful.

Wire Up Random Integrated Circuits

June 9, 2020 -

I bought a bag of integrated circuits (IC) from eBay — it is about 1/2 a pounds and contains all kids of TTL, CMOS, Semiconductors, etc. And the “etc” is very interesting. eBay seller — I’m going to go through as many of them as I can and put them on a breadboard, reviewRead more

Is your furnace running?

June 9, 2020 -

After about a year, I swap out my prototype furnace sensor with a permanent solution, complete with 3d printed case and two temperature probes. I will post a follow-up video once I get some graph data to show the vibration and temperature over a period of time. In a future video, I will cover inRead more

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December 4, 2019 - Anchorage

Role Description: Build secure, resilient, and global infrastructure from the ground up! Review code across the entire stack and engineering organization while actively participating in product development. Find the right balance between progress (i.e. shipping quickly) and perfection (i.e. measuring twice). Foster an efficient deterministic testing culture, with an emphasis on minimizing tech debt and bureaucracy. Influence architecture/product roadmap - have a seat at the table. Collaborate cross-functionally with everyone.