Friday, February 23, 2007

SqlCredit - Part 2

The second installment in the SqlCredit series was just published this morning. This article is entitled "Creating the Database, Tables, CRUD Procedures".

My hope is that it will generate much more discussion in the forum.


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

TSqlTest - Getting the Word Out

TSqlTest has been added to lists at and

I am working on updating the documentation. I hope to have it out soon.

The web is awesome: Shopping for a cell phone

I've been wanting to get a new cell phone for awhile now since mine started having issues. I have not wanted to go stand in line to talk to somebody at the Cingular store. That process is far too time-consuming.

So today I logged onto Cingular's on-line site and clicked on "upgrade phone". That took me to a long list of phones that were available to me at significant discounts. Since I just ordered a new car with Bluetooth, I had it show me only phones that had Bluetooth and then sorted by price.

What I could get from my desk and not in the store was reviews on every phone I was interested in. cnet's site was great. I looked up probably twelve different phones. They had all but one. I ended up purchasing a Samsung D807 for just $50. Check out this link for an example of their excellent reviews.

I was not completely sure of the pricing, so I clicked on the chat link at Cingular's site and was on-line with a real person in just a few seconds. He gave me the info I needed quickly, and I made the order.

Lots of choices, expert reviews, filtering and sorting, all that from the comfort of my desk chair. Slick.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

CheckFree to Acquire Corillian

CheckFree announced today that they will be acquiring Corillian.

I haven't been through an acquisition before, but I think this will go well. It's clear that they are purchasing Corillian for their technology and their technologists. It will be interesting to look back on this day six or twelve months from now.