Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Time Flies

Amazing how time flies - to think I last posted here in May?

Lots has happend, but for once my horoscope may be spot on - 'might be time for a new begining...'.

So anyways I am back into woodworking in a big way - going to get those bedroom cupboards done that I have been putting off for 2.5 years.

Started swimming and have managed 24 lengths - next goal is 30!

/kk bb

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Time and Harry Potter

Not that the two have anything to do with each other.

First off I read the last Harry Potter this weekend. Great book - would like to discuss a few points with someone after they have read it though. Re-reading my last post I see that I chose to read neither of the two books listed below.

Have now managed to get my Jet table saw setup in the garage. What a 'beaut. Comment from SWAMBO - so when am I going to see all the furniture now?

Time: that thing that we humans use to beat ourselves over the head with. I am setting a goal to leave 15 minutes earlier every morning so that I don't have to chase to get to work on time! Especially on Monday's.

Monday, May 14, 2007


SO I no some people have a lot of time on their hands but this is just a little rediculous!

Night Elf Rendering

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Unpaids, SQL bug and Wakelin

So I finally managed to run the month-end unpaids import that took me (only) 10 hours to rewrite. That goodness for that. Found something interesting while doing it though with SQL 2005. No sure if this behaviour is by design (in other words put there to piss me off) or is it a bug.

DECLARE @vchString1 varchar(2),
@vchString2 varchar(10),
@iErrorval int

SELECT @vchString1 = 'abc'

SELECT @vchString1

SELECT @vchString2 = 'abcdefghij'

SELECT @vchString1 = @vchString2

SELECT @vchString1

CREATE TABLE #Test(vchString1 varchar(2),vchString2 varchar(10))
INSERT INTO #TestVALUES(@vchString2, @vchString2)

SELECT @@ERROR as [ErrorCode]

SELECT @@ERROR as [ErrorCode]


Just so that you know what you are looking for - SQL truncates varchar's with out warning, but will warn you if you insert it into a table. Then I found out that the first time you reference @@ERROR it returns that code but the second...well you try it and see what happens *ARGH*!

My cousin James (Wakelin) visited me last night. Much chatching up and whiskey drinking ensued. He has recommended a book to all the open-minded people out there: The God Delusion. Haven't read it yet as I have too many others on my 'to be read' pile.

I think I shall start with either: A short history of nearly everything or By the River Piedra I sat Down and Wept.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

My First Blog Entry

Well, what can I say other than the fact that I have decided to join the world of blogging *grin*.

A friend of mine introduced me to the concept that it takes 1000 hours to become expert in something. I am sure we know that already but in concretised it for me. Time to think about some of the things I aught to be doing instead of logging on to World of Warcraft everytime I get a spare second and sit infront of my PC. I am sure my wife will appreciate that.

Something else that will facinate me is if some how, some where, some one that I have never met before actually reads this and makes a comment.

Now that will be interesting!