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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: May 2013

Back to Plan A

At the end of April I posted a bit on my change in plans and what I thought I’d be doing for the next few months, with part of that being some uncertainty on both sides about what the work would be and if it would be a good fit.… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 28 May 2013

I’m Not Presenting at PASS Summit 2013

Last week I got the news that none of the four sessions I submitted for this year were accepted. Disappointing for sure, but not cause for despair. Because I’ve been lucky enough to have been accepted to speak many times in the past I don’t get too stressed out about… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 22 May 2013

Lost Phone, Ring,Glasses,Etc, At the Office

If you work at a company with more than a 100 or so employees you probably get an email every couple weeks about a phone or some other item being found in the breakroom/restroom/conference room, often with a note saying to email or call with a description of what you’re… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 16 May 2013

From Google Reader to Feedly

I shifted to Reader about a year ago mainly for the ability to access my feeds on multiple devices. I’ll admit to being surprised that Google would close it, but given that it was free hard for me to complain. I’ve been looking at the suggestions for a replacement and… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 16 May 2013

Got Any Grapes?

This past weekend we took a mini vacation, along the way my daughter decided to play this song, which is indeed a pretty good song to enjoy on vacation. Blame me if this one gets stuck in your head for the rest of the day.


The Duck Song

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Posted in SQLAndy on 14 May 2013

Drafting Email You’ll Never Send-Probably

It’s not uncommon to get frustrated about something at work and send out an email blasting whatever person or group has caused you the frustration. It rarely ends well. It’s usually not very effective in generating the change, and it doesn’t do much to build your reputation as someone that… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 10 May 2013

Books On The Desk

I read quite a bit and it’s rare that I don’t have a book or magazine with me in case I’m stuck waiting on some meeting to start. Most days at lunch I read for a few minutes too, just another way to get to my weekly goal of professional… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 7 May 2013

A SQL Shirt Style For Any Occasion

Recently at work we had a “Hawaiian Shirt Day”, a nice change from the usual business casual. I picked one of my brightest SQLSaturday shirts and off I went to work, where someone remarked that they couldn’t believe I had a Hawaiian SQL Shirt. I remarked that not only did… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 6 May 2013