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Archive for November, 2009

Now I see why our CO2 Emissions Reduction Target is so low

Friday, November 27th, 2009

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Initially, I wondered why our Prime Minister Kevin Rudd set Australia’s CO2 emissions reduction target so low.

After all, 5% is the bare minimum — even deposed Liberal Prime Minister John Howard could see that.  I guess a higher target would have galvanised the Liberal-National opposition.

But now, as Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull faces unprecedented challenges to his leadership and his front-bench come out one by one as climate change sceptics, I can see just how clever Kevin Rudd has been.

Emissions Reduction Target: Meltdown

CPRS = Coalition Party Reduction Scheme

The “Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme” currently before the Parliament is driving a wedge through the opposition.  Sadly, it has a long way to go before it does anything to actually combat climate change.

Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown quite rightly calls it the “Continue Polluting Regardless Scheme”.  He says, “The Rudd Government’s targets have failure written all over them.  Yet the ETS legislation will lock them in until 2020 since any increase will trigger compensation claims worth billions of dollars.”

If only they taught SQL Server in Kindergarten…

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

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Qld MSDN User Group… then more developers might avoid basic mistakes and identify performance problems BEFORE deployment.

At QMSDNUG’s November meeting, Peter Ward will show us how to ensure, when it comes to SQL Server, noone can say “ur doin’ it wrong.”

Peter writes:
Bon Jovi had a hit song in the 90’s with a chorus that went something along the lines of ‘The server is running slow, and you’re to blame.  You give SQL Server a bad name’.  If you look at most Information Technology courses today this parody often rings true.  There are all sorts of exciting (and ‘sexier’) subjects such as Object Oriented Programming and Programming Abstraction but somehow the subject ‘SQL Server 101′ has been overlooked.

As a result there are set of common mistakes that are made time and time again by developers that cause an application to negatively affect the performance of SQL Server.  Peter Ward from WARDY IT Solutions (www.wardyit.com) will walk through some of the common Gotcha’s when developing an application that accesses SQL Server and how to identify possible performance issues prior to deployment.

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