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Brandie Tarvin (5/13/2013)
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Looks great to me! I'm so glad it worked so well. The little girl who wanted to do more is really encouraging and endearing.


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Threadzians, I could use some help with my own personal RBAR horror story here. It's not that we want to do RBAR, but that we really don't seem to have much of a choice.

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Brandie Tarvin (5/13/2013)
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I like it!




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Brandie Tarvin (5/13/2013)
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That is great Brandie. What a great idea that blossomed into something really spectacular. I suspect that those kids will remember that day for the rest of their lives. This is a such a good idea I am thinking of doing a similar exercise with the cub scouts.


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I find it annoying that vendors throw somebody into a title such as Sr Database Support Analyst and the person is incapable of doing the job.

Provide an execution plan and they can't figure it out.

Provide performance statistics and it is over their head.

Provide diagnostics queries and they are flummoxed because it is over their head.

Don't be throwing around MCDBA and Sr Database Support Analyst if you don't know what it really is that you are doing.

If everything you are given has to go to your dev team to figure out what it means - then change your title and strip MCDBA off your signature.

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Brandie Tarvin (5/13/2013)
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I like it!


I like it as well. My kids are older, but I like the idea. I know Boy Scouts has a Robotics merit badge and is close to putting a Game Design one out. I may use this for those.







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Brandie Tarvin (5/13/2013)
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Wonderful writeup for an excellent exercise with the little ones! Great job (for both) Brandie!


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I find it annoying that vendors throw somebody into a title such as Sr Database Support Analyst and the person is incapable of doing the job.

Provide an execution plan and they can't figure it out.

Provide performance statistics and it is over their head.

Provide diagnostics queries and they are flummoxed because it is over their head.

Don't be throwing around MCDBA and Sr Database Support Analyst if you don't know what it really is that you are doing.

If everything you are given has to go to your dev team to figure out what it means - then change your title and strip MCDBA off your signature.

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The problem is, people picking titles, or approving them, don't know what this means. Plenty of vendors don't employ DBAs. Therefore they can't reasonably expect or evaluate candidates. Someone with 1 year of experience 12 times presents well, fits the job as they know it, and demands the title. They give it to him.

I had a few pieces years ago asking what people thought someone should know. Not a great response. Maybe I should put this up there as a living list of some sort.








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Brandie Tarvin (5/13/2013)
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From the mouths of the babes: my 6 years old grandson loves it.
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Brandie Tarvin (5/13/2013)
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From the mouths of the babes: my 6 years old grandson loves it.


What is he programming?


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