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Archives: September 2008

Notes from the Sep 24, 2008 Orlando .Net User Group Meeting

I don't seem to find the time often, but recently I was able to fit in another visit to the ONETUG meeting. They've got a great venue, a large meeting room at Orlando City Hall, the only downside is finding your way to it the first time and finding parking… Read more

1 comments, 582 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 30 September 2008

Returning Stuff to Amazon

I've used Amazon for years for the sheer convenience, and recently was the first time I ever needed to return anything (12 video cards that required more power than our machines could provide). The return process was about as simple as they could make it, find the order, click return,… Read more

2 comments, 571 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 29 September 2008

The Relational Manager and Managerial Relations - Why?

Why did I write this? I got challenged by Andy Warren to write a bit about why I wrote something. I complained to him that he has some "mechanical" posts on this blog that just mention he wrote something with some questions, and don't really blog about why he wrote… Read more

0 comments, 529 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 29 September 2008

Technical Difficulties

Always something going wrong around here with the podcasts. Today I was editing a couple, or attempting to, and couldn't do it. There was some interference a mic noise and basically two whole podcasts, which include multiple mistakes and F-ups, and had to abandon things.

And I'm gone Friday, so… Read more

0 comments, 561 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 29 September 2008

SQL Saturday Orlando

Make sure you make it to the next SQL Saturday event that I will be speaking at October 25, 2008 in Orlando.  There will be some really great speakers and as usual some great giveaways.  I will participating by giving a Reporting Services session and I hope to see you there.  For… Read more

0 comments, 529 reads

Posted in Devin Knight on 29 September 2008

Polos for SQLSaturday

One of things we've tried to do from the beginning is to provide each speaker & volunteer with a good quality polo. Due to luck far more than skill, the shirt picked the first time worked out very well, so rather than be creative we're just sticking with what works.… Read more

0 comments, 508 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 28 September 2008

The September Energy Update - Why Did I Write This?

Why did I write this? I got challenged by Andy Warren to write a bit about why I wrote something. I complained to him that he has some "mechanical" posts on this blog that just mention he wrote something with some questions, and don't really blog about why he wrote… Read more

0 comments, 518 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 28 September 2008

SMO Videos on JumpStartTV.com

Last month I got to head out to Orlando and spend a couple of days with Andy Warren and the guys at End to End Training.  They have relaunched JumpStartTV.com and I was out there to record some brief training videos on SQL Server SMO programming.  Check out the… Read more

0 comments, 726 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 28 September 2008

Data Quality, Part 1: The Discovery

I wrote a post a few months back about a healthcare data conversion project that I’ve been working on for the better part of 2 years.  My task on this project is to convert data from an old UNIX-based Universe database to a SQL Server-based application; the database we are… Read more

0 comments, 611 reads

Posted in Tim Mitchell on 28 September 2008

The New Leader - Why Did I Write This?

Why did I write this? I got challenged by Andy Warren to write a bit about why I wrote something. I complained to him that he has some "mechanical" posts on this blog that just mention he wrote something with some questions, and don't really blog about why he wrote… Read more

0 comments, 537 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 28 September 2008

Sunday Morning

I woke up early, with my schedule a bit messed up from last week and yesterday. I was tempted to lay in bed with my wife, but since there was a kid in our bed and I knew I'd be getting up early with Kyle this week, I decided to… Read more

0 comments, 554 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 28 September 2008

Midlands PASS October Meeting - SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard

Speaker: SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard

Midlands PASS Chapter - October 2, 2008 Meeting

 

The Midlands PASS chapter will hold our normally scheduled meeting on Thursday, October 2, 2008, to host SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard. Andy is a mentor with Solid Quality Mentors and an expert in…

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0 comments, 736 reads

Posted in K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security on 26 September 2008

Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Why did I write this? I got challenged by Andy Warren to write a bit about why I wrote something. I complained to him that he has some "mechanical" posts on this blog that just mention he wrote something with some questions, and don't really blog about why he wrote… Read more

0 comments, 527 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 26 September 2008

Cheap Vacation/Travel Books

As you've probably noticed via the blog I read a lot; technical, fiction, and non-fiction. Reading can be an expensive habit. I definitely buy a few books during the year, but especially for vacations I've found it useful to supplement by budget with a visit to my local library (I… Read more

0 comments, 572 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 25 September 2008

Prometheus

Why did I write this? I got challenged by Andy Warren to write a bit about why I wrote something. I complained to him that he has some "mechanical" posts on this blog that just mention he wrote something with some questions, and don't really blog about why he wrote… Read more

0 comments, 562 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 25 September 2008

SQL Server 2008 (Verisoni i ri RTM)

Pershendetje te gjithve...edhe perkunder voneses se postimeve te njepasnjeshme ne blog si duket deri me tani jeni njoftuar te gjithe se versioni i ri SQL Server 2008 RTM ka ardh dhe eshte aktive per download! Kjo ka ndodhe gjate muajit Gusht bash ne kohen edhe kur eshte diskutuar qe do… Read more

0 comments, 736 reads

Posted in Dukagjin Maloku - Dugi'DBA on 25 September 2008

Laptops Part 2

EarlierI mused a bit about when and why it makes sense to upgrade to a new laptop. One note I forgot to add is that I use a desktop at work in addition to the laptop (mainly for dev work) and another desktop at home for personal email/finance. So it's… Read more

0 comments, 628 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 24 September 2008

First Time Attendees At User Groups

Several years ago during the first iteration of the Orlando SQL Server Users Group I talked a friend into attending. It was a small group of 10 or less most months, and we strugged for speakers. I had been probably 6-7 times when my friend attended and gotten comfortable -… Read more

0 comments, 619 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 23 September 2008

DLP Technology

 Why did I write this? I got challenged by Andy Warren to write a bit about why I wrote something. I complained to him that he has some "mechanical" posts on this blog that just mention he wrote something with some questions, and don't really blog about why he… Read more

0 comments, 539 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 23 September 2008

Facebook - I'm on it

I've never really gotten the social site thing. I don't get the appeal of Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo, MySpace, etc., beyond the ability to set up your own web site easily. Since I can do that on my own, I wasn't really sure why I should mess with something like the… Read more

0 comments, 555 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 23 September 2008

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