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May 2005 Entries
They have canned the rest of Jupiter

After the deafening silence at the PDC in LA with regards to the ebiz servers (I had to make do with the limited BizTalk sessions) we have the announcement that the Discovery part (i.e. the second bit, as opposed to Voyager the first bit) has been grounded.

This is mentioned by both Spencer Harbar and Mark Harrison in their respective sites, so go there and take a look. Take note of the extra comment by Mark, useful extra info bearing in mind his role as a Systems Engineering dude at Microsoft.

posted @ Sunday, May 29, 2005 9:15 PM
Retro SQL Week

As the previous entries in the blog have described, I have been out of the office on customer sites for more days than not. I was going to point out that I have spent supporting a couple of customers using SQL Server 6.5, but it has just occurred to me that I have in fact used SQL Server 6.5, 7.0 and 2000 in the last 5 days and used all versions at one customer (albeit not the same project).

Fancy that.

I should really dive on to the Yukon box that one of my colleagues built using the disk I brought back from the PDC and get the full set. I wonder if there is an equivalent to "Munro Bagging" for getting four versions of SQL in the same week? Maybe I should hunt down 6.0 and 4.2 and then perhaps one of those Alpha systems.

posted @ Sunday, May 29, 2005 9:15 PM
Picked up my new suit today

Went shopping for a new suit last Saturday and popped in to pick it up today after the alterations had been made.

It needed the trousers shortened a little and the sleeves extended a little, Slater Menswear (George Street in Edinburgh) do free alterations so all sorted.

The suit ? A dark blue single breasted two piece suit. They didn't have the darker three piece suit in my size so I will be popping back in a few weeks to see if they have it, or get it ordered.

Nice to buy suits again, haven't bought any for a few years!

posted @ Saturday, May 28, 2005 12:45 PM