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Welcome! What is this blog for/What will be blogged here? Well, frankly, only time will tell that ... ;-) The plan is to have stuff like ... what I plan to do/Interesting things that I want to share. My interests and hobbies ... and what I'm doing/not doing for it. Random thoughts/Opinions. Just about anything I feel like writing! have fun!

Friday, September 24, 2004

Programming Language Popularity

David Welton has compared a few programming languages to gauge their popularity. He has used various parameters to do the comparisons - Google search hits, Google ad prices, Freshmeat projects, Job lists. Check out the language popularity article.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

MAX with NULLs in SQL

I was looking for the behavior of MAX in SQL when NULL data is present and found this interesting article on the behavior of NULL's in SQL.

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Fall Colors - Connecticut.

The foliage report shows the current colors to be patchy.

Check here for places to view fall color in connecticut. visitconnecticut has listed some scenic drives and so has

Fall Colors - New Hampshire.

The visitnh site has the weekly foliage report. The fall color are beginning on the western part of the state, the eastern part is still green.

The White Mountains region will peak in october first week. has some fall foliage drives.

The peak seems to be mid-october.

Fall Colors - Vermont

Its the time of the year to go foliage hunting. :) The colors in my neighbourhood is changing a bit. Here are some sites that will help to plan the trips.


The foliage vermont site has a map, in flash, of Vermont's foliage progression. If you don't have flash, you may want to check the static version.

Per the maps, the last week of septempber/first week of october seems to be the best time to visit the state.

The also have suggestions for Fall foliage trips.

Travel Vermont has some more scenic drives.

Per the Vermont Foliage Report its still pretty early for a visit. [They have a Lodging forecaster too!]

Friday, September 17, 2004

The Inverse Law of Bug Complexity

James Tauber has stated a law that we've all encountered :)

"The harder a bug is to track down, the simpler the fix tends to be."