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Damn you You Tube! You go looking for a video of some tech presentation, and then you see something completely different that grabs your attention, and then couple of hours later you have forgotten what you were supposed to do, sigh! Anyway, awesome voice - watch the reactions of the judges, brilliant!
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Awesome rendition(s) of "Stand By Me"
This song has a great message in its lyrics, but this video makes it much more powerful as it shows how great is the outcome when different energies from around the globe from different cultures, continents, and countries are synchronized together to before a piece of art. It is one of the youtube videos that …
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Sing she can, dance ... not so much :) Regardless, awesome performance together with Slash!
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Wow Slash and Carole King together--would have never seen that coming.  Sort of like Pat Boone covering Led Zeppelin.
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"I wasn't there that morning
When my Father passed away
I didn't get to tell him
All the things I had to say"

I miss you dad!
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Another of our Dev evenings! Come and listen to amongst others my boss, speaking about #SQLCLR and how we use it here at #Derivco (it will be AWESOME!).
 
It's our third #DerivcoDev  evening tonight! Will you be there to share in the awesomeness? 
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An absolutely awesome article by +Remus Rusanu (@rusanu) about how to read the SQL Server Transaction log!!!
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So I just posted a video of "Playing for Change" and their rendition of "Stand By Me". Here is another great one: "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay". Enjoy!!!!! 
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Hadn't heard this Van Morrison tune before - awesome! H/t to +Tim Morrison for sharing it in the first place!
 
Van Morrison - Meet Me in the Indian Summer: http://goo.gl/Ufz3Xy
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Just came across this. Bobbie Burns, a legend! Oh, and by the way, I still want a pair of the new "The Ski".
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Hmm, this looks interesting. Will be interesting to see how it performs compared to #protocolbuffers.
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Odd--not exactly embrace and extend but not entirely following the Apache spec either.  Or at least it doesn't look like they're totally conforming to the Apache spec.  Thanks for the link.
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We're not only looking for SQL developers, but also awesome C# developers. Actually,come to think about it, any developer who is really, really awesome!

+Derivco (Pty) Ltd 
 
Are you a #SQL  developer? We're looking for you! Email your CV to recruitment@derivco.com ref: #SQL  
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So Microsoft has named the new CEO: Satya Nadella. Personally I think it is really good that someone with engineer background takes over. Let's hope that us devs will get some much needed love in the future!
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Programmer, .NET, SQL Server
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  • Derivco
    Software Specialist, present
  • Derivco
    Senior Software Developer, 2010 - 2013
  • DevelopMentor, UK
    Researcher / Instructor, 2001 - 2010
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Hangö pojke. SQL Server / F# / .NET nerd
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For those of you that don't want to read my whole profile, these are my interests - and what I may post about:
  • Programming:
    • SQL Server
    • F#
    • .NET
    • Functional programming
  • Linux
    • ArchLinux
    • OpenBox
  • Apple
  • Other interests:
    • Alpine skiing
    • Tennis
    • Photography
For the rest of you, below follows who I am:

I was born in Hangö, Finland many moons ago (too many to remember). We moved from Hangö to Sweden when I was three years old, but Hangö still is, (and will forever be), my spiritual home.

My interest for computers and programming really started while working at Microsoft (hmm, strange that) in Sweden. After having been at Microsoft, I moved to UK in 1995 and initially worked as an independent consultant / contractor. Ah, those were the days!! Anyway, I'm digressing - I got heavily involved in database development (mostly SQL Server), and research into how databases work. From there it was a logical step to join DevelopMentor as freelancing instructor, mostly doing database related topics.

In 2001 I took the step over to full-time work at DevelopMentor, researching and teaching database and .NET curriculum. Microsoft approached us in 2002 and asked if we could do a course and write a book about the next version of SQL Server, the version that now is known as SQL Server 2005 - back then it was supposed to have another name :). So, we got access to bits, and wrote the book - "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers" - and a course for developers. We we took the course "on the road" and the following two years I spent traveling around the world delivering the course to Microsoft employees and major customers / ISV's.

I worked at DevelopMentor researching, writing and delivering courses until mid 2009, when life took an unexpected turn, and I left DevelopMentor for a full time SQL and .NET developer position at a really "shit-hot" company. My greatest fear while working at DevelopMentor was to have to become a "normal" developer and not doing "bleeding edge" technology any more. Well, here at this company that is definitely not the case - we are as "bleeding edge" as you can be.

Lately I have become interested in functional languages and at my spare time (what is that?) I do F#. I am interested in creating financial trading systems using functional languages and Complex Event Processing tools and I am also researching into distributed and concurrent systems.

Besides technology I am interested in (alpine) skiing, sailing and tennis. In my youth I worked at a ski resort in the Swedish mountains as a ski-patroller and I used to play tennis and sail competitively.
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