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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 2014

WordPress, Project NAMI, and Azure

I’ve been running WordPress for years now and find it to be a solid solution for what I want to do. The only negative in my view is the requirement to use mySQL. There’s nothing wrong with mySQL itself, it more than does the job. I can quibble that it… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 16 December 2014

Starbucks Clover

I recently read  Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul  by  Howard Schultz. Not bad reading all in all. Part of it talked about the new Clover machine, the first time I had heard about it, though it’s been around quite a while. I… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 8 December 2014

Deciding On a Presentation Topic for 2015

I’m spending some time this week and the next few weeks thinking about what I want to talk about next year. 2014 was about learning plans and I will continue using that presentation in 2015, but my focus this year is to pick a topic that will work well for… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 4 December 2014

Review: Ghost of My Father

I finished reading Ghost of My Father by Scott Berkun over the holiday weekend. It’s an intense read about the authors relationship with his father and the impact his father had on the entire family through behavior ranging from affairs to indifference to put downs. It’s about the part of… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 2 December 2014

More Notes From The PASSWatch Project And Thoughts on Transparency

It’s been just over two months since I wrote the first post for PASSWatch. I’m trying hard to keep PASSWatch a “pure” source so I’m posting my  notes on it here (and will include the link in the weekly summary of course). I can boil the lessons learned down to… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 2 December 2014


Back in March 2013 I wrote We Need A Place For SQLFamily News after the death of the spouse of a local chapter member. In April 2014 we had a former chapter member die and last week I ran across a post from a speaker I know about recovering from… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 1 December 2014