Thursday, January 27, 2005
I am a daily reader of his blog and I am enjoying his postings on the writing process as he works on the sequel to "The Pentagon's New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century"
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
I can also imagine uses for this in the Business Intelligence (BI) space. With Giga and Tara bytes of corporate data to aggregate, summarize, query, report on and distribute, it sure would be nice to know what people and systems are actually using a specific data set.
The problem grows even larger when the corporation allows ad-hoc reporting and reports start to grow in number until the saved reports have no value because people cannot know the difference between a one-off report giving data for a specific week of business or a detailed product line report that can help them make a valuable decision.
Maybe this specification can help in some way or at least be a starting point for one that will.
Sunday, January 23, 2005
Thursday, January 20, 2005
If you like parsing logs on the Windows platform as much as I do than you will love the new version of Log Parser. Version 2.2 adds exciting new input and output formats. Yes! XML, Yes! Active Directory, and Yes! Even the registry.
If that gets you excited wait until you experience the enhancements to the SQL Engine. Just look at this list of new date and time formats:
l (milliseconds - lower case 'L')
? (any character)
Wow! Download it here.