We've just finished up a fantastic event at SQLBits X in London! If you've never been to SQLBits and you can make it to the UK, I highly recommend it. If you didn't attend, here's what you missed.
Meanwhile, for those who attended the Lightning Talk sessions and were disappointed that I ran out of time, here's the last part that you would have seen:
/* How to Lose Friends and Irritate People...With Unicode!
SQLBits X - London - March 31, 2012
-- some sexy SQL
DECLARE @oohbaby TABLE(i INT NOT NULL UNIQUE,
uni_char AS NCHAR(i),
hex AS CAST(i AS BINARY(2)))
INSERT @oohbaby VALUES(664),(1022),(1023),(1120),(1150),(8857),(11609),(42420),(42427)