Archives for: February 2008

Feb 13, 2008 : Know anyone in Morocco?

Morocco's country code is 'ma', so they own the .ma domain. The site 'brondse' is available within the .ma domain, meaning I could own www.brondse.ma However, Morocco requires a local person to register a .ma domain, so I can't do it myself. Do you know anyone in Morocco?

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Feb 06, 2008 : Understanding the world

Here are two very good presentations about world health, politics, and economics.

The History of Violence

Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you've ever seen And you can also play around with the data & graphs yourself with gapminder.

Watch them. They're incredibly informative and engaging, and only about 20 min each

: MS SQL matrix query

If you use Microsoft SQL and you want to do a query to turn some rows into columns, it can be tricky. I don't know what that type of query is called, I think some call it a matrix query or a cross-tab query or a pivot query. Here's how I've been able to write a pivot cross-tab matrix queries for Microsoft SQL Server including an extra variation for SQL Server 2005.

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