Monthly Archives: December 2010

Downloading the Results of a Twitter Search using PowerShell and SQL (part 2)

I’ve expanded a little on my Twitter project. (See part 1 here.) I adjusted the PowerShell script to page through the data going back as far as Twitter holds the data. There is still a lot to be done. Left … Continue reading

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Who needs people?

Whoever isolates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound judgment. Proverbs 18:1 Last week I wrote a bit about parenthood. I’ve been dwelling a lot on fatherhood and that’s forced me to take a good look … Continue reading

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Downloading the results of a Twitter Search using PowerShell

I’m trying to learn PowerShell because I need to automate some things. I was a little skeptical about all the hype surrounding PowerShell. What could it possibly do the Perl didn’t? But I knew it integrated really well with .NET … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday # 13 – Asking the business good questions

Fatherhood involves more than just having dried food on your shirt. People expect you to do crazy things like wave your arms like a muppet or impart wisdom to the next generation. I don’t know that I have much wisdom … Continue reading

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Generating Random Data for Testing

Recently I was faced with the need to generate lots of data for a presentation. There is a temptation in situations like this to grab some data from a production system and obfuscate it somehow. My advice to you is … Continue reading

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