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SQLBits8 Feedback

So, I received an email the other day containing the feedback results from my SQLBits session, Who Needs Google Maps? (when you’ve got SQL Server). The SQLBits organising committee do a great job, not only in arranging a world-class SQL … Continue reading

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Tilt Shift Lens Effects and Toy Trombonists

Watching the Eurovision Song Contest with friends last Saturday (don’t ask – it’s a family tradition…), we noticed the extensive use of tilt-shift lens effects in the opening “postcard” video preceding each act. Tilt-shift lenses can be adjusted (well, tilted, … Continue reading

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Pathfinder Effects and Bad UX in Adobe Illustrator

I’ve just started creating the lineart figures for my next book. These need to be submitted to the publisher in print-quality EPS format, which means I’ve had to find and dust off my old copy of Adobe Illustrator and fire … Continue reading

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New Year Blog Resolution

Happy 2011, everyone! I’m not normally a big fan of New Year’s resolutions (why wait for a day that only comes round once a year to try to make yourself better?), but since I’m feeling motivated at the moment, here … Continue reading

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Blog v.Next

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m just not a natural blogger. Like many things in life, I start enthusiastically, keep it up for a few months, and then lose interest and move onto the next project. And then every … Continue reading

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