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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: November 2013

Review: The Abilene Paradox

The Abilene Paradox by Jerry Harvey is not a new book, written in 1988. It’s part of some reading I’m doing for a project. The book is about management and is a series of stories/essays.  It’s not a book I’d recommend to a first time or first level manager, but… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 27 November 2013

The World Needs More A/B Testing

Have you ever been told that it’s ok to fail? Did it ever feel like it was really ok to fail? Are you ok with other people trying and failing? Or do we look at them and think, they didn’t try hard enough, they didn’t ask the right questions, I… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 26 November 2013

Review: The Year Without Pants

The Year Without Pants by Scott Berkun is about a former manager/now speaker and writer going to work for WordPress for a year. It was a must-read for me; I’m a fan of the authors writing as well as WordPress.

It’s supposed to about the future of work and maybe… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 26 November 2013

Skills I Used Last Week #2

Back in September I wrote the first version of Skills I Used Last Week, so I thought I’d loop back to see if I was doing anything new lately. The window is really the last few weeks, but I thought I’d stick with the title for now, for continuity! Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 25 November 2013

Learn About PCI Today

I’ll be presenting PCI for the SQL DBA today at  1 pm EST for the PASS Security Virtual Chapter. Depending on where you live you can take an early, on time, or late lunch to join me for an hour. It’s an interesting topic!

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Posted in SQLAndy on 21 November 2013

Notes From SQLSaturday #248

For once the drive from Orlando to Tampa went smoothly, no delays due to accidents or construction or UFO’s, a good start to the weekend! We checked in at the Hilton Garden Inn about 3 miles from the event in what seems to be one of those ‘hotel areas’ that… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 11 November 2013

Veterans Day 2013

Tonight I’ll be talking again with my children about Veteran’s Day, what it means to me, and what I hope it will mean to them. At ages of 7 & 10 it’s still pretty abstract, but worth a few minutes to build on what we talked about last year.

I… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 11 November 2013