Tag Archives: mistake

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 »

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 »

You can now create nonclustered indexes on the Clustered Columnstore index

By | July 16, 2015

This post is to correct a mistake I made in my previous post on Updateable Non Clustered Columnstore index in SQL 2016; in that post I mentioned that Clustered Columnstore index doesn’t allow other indexes to be create on the table. This is true and false. Let me explain. If your using SSMS to create… Read More »

IS IT POSSIBLE? Bulk operations in Full recovery model

By | May 15, 2015

Here is the reason I am writing this post As per the above entry from MSDN, there cannot be any minimally logged operations in full recovery mode, which is what I have always understood since full recovery model requires point in time recovery. In order to understand my dilemma we need to first define what… Read More »

Sometimes common sense takes a back seat to BI

By | March 9, 2015

This post has to do with how we sometimes loose the tree for the forest (no this is not a mistake), I had written a blog post sometime back about game theory and how it can help decide the outcome of certain business cases. I came across two instances in the last week where game… Read More »

OH MS …. Why you keep shooting yourself in the foot? …. I will never understand

By | August 5, 2014

Those who know me also know I am an ardent supporter of Microsoft. These guys came up with Mobile OS, tablets, MP3 players and much more; long before they became coveted items of self-indulgence. But one thing Microsoft has also been able to do is take a seemingly bright idea and then turn it into… Read More »