Posts Tagged 'SQL Server 2005'

Datasets and Organization

New for this semester is a course on databases. Of all the work I have done so far, however hard/frustrating/educational it has been, it is worth the price of admission to this class. This is the first ‘hands-on’ class I will take that might establish a skill that will generate income dollars in the future. This is big-boy stuff, even though we are toddlers compared to the professionals.

Tonight I will download and install Microsoft’s SQL Server 2005. If it works, and it didn’t the first time, I will create my very first (and small) database.




“Life’s hard, son. It’s harder when you’re stupid.” — The Duke.

Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate,no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament.It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage. - Joseph Addison
The term informavore (also spelled informivore) characterizes an organism that consumes information. It is meant to be a description of human behavior in modern information society, in comparison to omnivore, as a description of humans consuming food. George A. Miller [1] coined the term in 1983 as an analogy to how organisms survive by consuming negative entropy (as suggested by Erwin Schrödinger [2]). Miller states, "Just as the body survives by ingesting negative entropy, so the mind survives by ingesting information. In a very general sense, all higher organisms are informavores." - Wikipedia

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