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I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.

Archives: December 2008

Tampa Code Camp Notes

I attended the Tampa Code Camp this past weekend. It was located at the Kforce Building in Tampa, a very nice facility, good parking, and only a couple blocks from downtown Ybor City (lots of stuff to do) - this is also where the Tampa SQLSaturday will be held in… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 8 December 2008

Managing By The Numbers Part 1

I have a long held belief that if you really care about results, you have to measure them somehow. The corollary to that is that everyone tends to focus on the things you measure, often to the detriment of other things that are important as well.

I think most people… Read more

2 comments, 294 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 7 December 2008

Starting a Technical Blog (Link)

Brent Ozar had a nice post recently on starting a technical blog, well worth reading and a good addition to my collection of blog related stuff.

One of his notes that I knew but don't think I ever wrote down was to post on weekdays only - there's… Read more

2 comments, 249 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 7 December 2008

Tampa Code Camp is Dec 6, 2008

Last event of the year here in Florida. I'll be heading to the Tampa Code Camp to do a presentation on statistics in SQL Server, and I'll be at a sponsor table for the day on behalf of both End to End Training and JumpstartTV. This is typically a… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 4 December 2008

What Does a PASS Summit Cost?

Hopefully in the next week or so the full financial info will be released to all members, but in the interim I wanted to share some data points we were provided during the volunteer briefing:

  • Cost of a bottle of water: $4.50 (water coolers were $75/day so that's why you…

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6 comments, 294 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 3 December 2008

Quickbooks 2009 - Not As Good as 2007

Recently I needed to rearrange some stuff at the office and part of that included moving our install of Quickbooks to a new machine. I purchased the new version online for download, install and moving over the data files went easy enough. The first sign of trouble was registration. I… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 2 December 2008

American History Quiz

I ran across this history quiz in Jeff Duntemann's blog  and thought I'd give it a try. I managed to get 30 out of 33 questions correct (with a couple guesses). If you need a short break, try the quiz! Takes about 5 minutes and asks for no personal… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 1 December 2008

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