SQL Data Export

This is a great stored procedure you can use to generate SQL insert statements from your data. Kind of like how my SQL Data Export did some years ago, but this runs from inside SQL so is potentially a bit more portable.


Google Maps UK

Google Maps UK has now gone live. This gives you a great alternative to using multimap, streetmap, the RAC, etc and ebbs away at the market share of products like Autoroute.

Given the satellite map integration that Google recently added to their US versions, it won’t be long before we can expect that here too (not that its new I realise).

Google Maps – putney

Edit: Google Sightseeing lists a bunch of popular sights in the US from the air. A novel approach to sightseeing. (e.g. Hoover Dam, when you zoom out you see just how impressive the dam actually is!)


One of the RSS Feeds I subscribe to is the Quotes of the Day service which does what it says on the tin. Here’s a few of my recent favourites.

L. L. Henderson
“Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn’t.”

R. Buckminster Fuller
“Sometimes I think we’re alone. Sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the thought is staggering.”

Jules Renard
“Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.”

Incidentally, I use RSS Bandit as an aggregator. Here’s a snapshot of the feeds I subscribe to in OPML format in case you want to get started.