Tuesday, 28 August 2007

The best way to train, is to follow your heart

Getting fit by using your heart rate as a guide.

This will prevent you from overdoing it, and on the flip side, it will make sure that you are training enough.

See the target Heart Rate Zones training chart here:


How do you determine your maximum Heart rate? (MHR)

This is the maximum recommended number of times your heart can contract at any given minute. An easy, relatively accurate way to determine your maximum heart rate (MHR) is by using this age-predicted formula: 220-age=MHR (for men), 226-age=MHR (for women).

Determine the Zones by using the formula found here:

Good Luck!!

Friday, 24 August 2007

What is SSIS? What is Heterogeneous?


Microsoft) SQL Server Integration Services. A tool from Microsoft for easing the integration, cleansing and analysis of data from multiple, heterogeneous information sources.


Means that something (an object or system) consists of a diverse range of different items. It is the antonym of homogeneous, which means that an object or system consists of many identical items.

For a very thorough resource of more definitions, have a look at this site with a glossary of IT Terms with links : http://www.cryer.co.uk/glossary/

What is the Definition of RDBMS?

Relational DataBase Management System

- A relational database management system (RDBMS) is a program that lets you create, update, and administer a relational database. Most commercial RDBMS's use the Structured Query Language (SQL) to access the database, although SQL was invented after the development of the relational model and is not necessary for its use.
The leading RDBMS products are Oracle, IBM's DB2 and Microsoft's SQL Server. Despite repeated challenges by competing technologies, as well as the claim by some experts that no current RDBMS has fully implemented relational principles, the majority of new corporate databases are still being created and managed with an RDBMS.

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

The People of Life

Doers – They make things happen. They ask questions, are eager to learn. They are not afraid to stick their necks out to ask questions. They get things done, because they are on the leading edge and venture forward. They keep society moving forward and progressing. They are the leaders of society. They know what they want. They take life head-on. They are the brave. They have initiative. They are creative. They take the Land without fear.

Floaters – they just go with whatever is happening. They have resorted to accepting things as they are. They think about changing things, but never actually do them. They go with what the rest of society is doing. If everyone is going north, they do too. They never say “but, I think South is better”. They choose the path of least resistance. They are happy where they are in their comfort zones. They make no effort to change anything. These are the masses of society. They are the majority of the population. They follow the leaders. They may complain a lot about problems, but they never take action to change anything.

Watchers – These People don’t actively participate in life. They watch other people having fun and enjoying their lives and taking risks. These people stay the same for years. They live in the same house, the same suburb they went to school in, they go to work and back like clock-work mice. Nothing much changes. They have accepted their lives as being their “lot” in life. There is no initiative with this group of people. You could light a proverbial Bomb under them and they wouldn’t budge. They are stuck in a groove that suits them. Their lives are not exciting. They don’t participate in much. They are not moving forward. They are standing still. They miss out on a lot of life’s treasures, because they never venture out. They are scared of the unknown and very scared of taking risks or going where no man has gone before. They hate public speaking. They verge on Negativity and Pessimism. They normally only enjoy the simple things of life. They are happy with the basics, and don’t want to “rock the boat”. If they are unhappy with something, they normally are too pessimistic to change it( already telling themselves in their minds that their venture will be unsuccessful) and give up in their minds before taking a challenge.

Anti-doers – They are a negative bunch. They do a lot and say a lot. They are not afraid to speak their opinion. They are very pessimistic. They are not afraid to speak publicly and to speak their minds. They willing go against someone who has stood up for a cause. They criticise them and their efforts. They pull in the other direction to the majority. Their energy and effort goes into resisting the norm and causing a stir. They hate “do-gooders”. They are not happy people. They hate their lives. They are jealous of those who profess happiness, or who are happy most of the time. They love to knock someone off their pedestal if that person is doing well. These people are articulate and do not mince their words. They are conniving and clever. They are generally loners, or may form a following. They can become isolated heroes. But, most of the population will see the fault in them. They believe they have a unique talent and can see things that others can’t. They confront the Doers.

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