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Combining Results from multiple datasets in SSRS – performance comparison

By | September 7, 2015

Recently at a training I was asked how to combine the results from two different datasets, while I have used this function before I couldn’t recollect how much of a performance difference it made to look up within SSRS vs performing the join directly with the dataset query. In this blog I try to find… Read More »

Lock, Latches, Waits and Deadlocks explained weirdly (like never before)!!!

By | August 27, 2015

When conducting MS SQL Server Trainings I often resort to weird examples to explain how certain things work. Over the years I have some favorites that I use over and over. The most disgusting by far would be the one I use to explain Locking, blocking and deadlocks. There are some definite advantages to doing… Read More »

Better Triage: Getting hospital care delivered properly

By | August 18, 2015

If you have seen my recent posts on LinkedIn you probably know that I am looking to interact with healthcare professionals to brainstorm ideas on how Triage can be improved. In this post I will cover what Triage is and some common issues identified with the process and my attempt at a solution. I am… Read More »

Climate change, the Ozone the scientific method and ignorance

By | August 16, 2015

With the recent climate change talks getting less news coverage than previous years I thought I would revisit some data aggregated over the last year. The data basically contains temperature and rainfall measurements for India over a 100 year time period. The problem with the recent trends in Climate change have to do with the… Read More »

A simple change that could save Millions of $$$ in Support services

By | August 5, 2015

I recently came across the below error message “An exception was thrown by Target of invocation” What it really means is the application you tried to run has reported an error. This got me thinking about how software has ignored one of the most important yet frustrating aspects of user experience. Easy to understand and… Read More »

SSIS – Starter kit for the uninitiated – Execute process task and PowerShell

By | August 4, 2015

In this fourth part of the series (see previous post here) we proceed to modify the XMl files downloaded from the web service. While this step is not mandatory in most cases where the XML is well formed, in this particular example we see an issue with the file. Namely < And > text is… Read More »

Why I don’t have a lot of personal info on the internet- OLAP – BIGDATA and the future of privacy

By | July 19, 2015

I was asked this question while having a chat with a few friends. Mainly the complaint was I don’t have a lot of social media presence. The only real social media I follow is LinkedIn and that’s because it is mostly a Professional network. But more importantly, the reason why I don’t have a massive… Read More »

OStress.exe – use it if you aren’t already

By | July 5, 2015

I was recently trying to simulate the performance implications of hashing vs encryption and wanted to simulate hundreds of sessions and 1000’s of requested on a username/password table. Most time developers and testers use a test harness for automating this kind of activity or use a load testing tool. I however am not a tester… Read More »

Sports- Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, Project Management and Everything”

By | July 1, 2015

I recently was posed an interesting question. How to measure an individual’s contribution or the success of a project. A question we all face during our appraisal cycles. While I am no expert, I rely on my experience from my college years a lot when faced with management questions. To provide some context, I was… Read More »