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January 16th, 2009

08:30 am - memeage

Grab the book nearest you. Right now. Turn to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post that sentence along with these instructions in your LiveJournal. Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

For example, to count the number of waterfalls associated with a county, specify
SELECT COUNT(u.county_id) AS county_count
FROM upfall u;

6


From SQL Pocket Guide 2nd edition by Jonathan Gennick

Aren't you excited?
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09:42 am - linkblogging at the ref desk

Pointing out the first Skeptic's Circle of 2009 to badnoodles for the lolbugs.

And if you're thinking about using any product containing probiotics, you might want to check out Mark Crislip's article at Science Based Medicine. (He runs an infectious disease blog at Rubor Dolor Calor Tumor, and has a hilariously snarky podcast available on iTunes against quack medicine.)

12:28 pm

wyndstar is accepting commissions, dirt cheap! :)

05:31 pm

The Big Picture has pics of sailing events from the last year, including tallships and Viking ships and supermaxi yachts, oh my!

10:08 pm - I should not encourage this...

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