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Advice from Aunt Kathi

Kathi Kellenberger is a Sr. Consultant with Pragmatic Works. She is an author, speaker and trainer.

Archives: October 2005

On vacation!

It was busy at work after returning from PASS which means my work day continued for 2 or 3 hours after I got home most nights the past two weeks. I intended to get my NULL blog posted earlier but along with the time issues, I've fallen into the "blog is a small article"… Read more

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Posted in Advice from Aunt Kathi on 16 October 2005

Something About Nothing: NULL

You wouldn’t think that “nothing” would cause so many problems. But seriously, understanding how to correctly use NULLs is a very important part of learning T-SQL.


You must remember these two rules: anything, even NULL, compared to NULL is False and if you add anything to NULL you will… Read more

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Posted in Advice from Aunt Kathi on 16 October 2005

Using the sa account -- Just say "NO!"

Aunt Kathi knows many of you do things you know are wrong, like rolling through stop signs, littering, and using the sa account in your connection strings. If you're lucky, you won't get caught at the stop sign and you probably don't participate in Alice's Restaurant scale littering. But using the sa account… Read more

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Posted in Advice from Aunt Kathi on 4 October 2005

Thoughts about the future

So far my posts have been non-technical musings about my life outside of work. I guess it is time to get serious about this if I want anyone to read it. I am just learning about the power of the blog, especially last week at PASS. Every session has a… Read more

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Posted in Advice from Aunt Kathi on 3 October 2005

Back home after PASS

The past week at PASS was more informative and fun than I could ever have imagined. By getting involved in the SQL Server community as I have over the past year, I have met so many people via posts and e-mail. It was great to finally meet in person.

I attended… Read more

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Posted in Advice from Aunt Kathi on 1 October 2005