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Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc.

I'm passionate about SQL Server. But I feel like I haven't reached my full potential yet. So, this is my mission: My purpose is to help people in their pursuit of growth and development; and, thereby, help myself realize my full potential as a professional, husband, father, christian, and human being.
My online presences include: Tech Blog: Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. Productivity & GTD Hack Blog: Productivity Bits Twitter: @MarlonRibunal

Archives: August 2012

Digging deeper into SQL Server

I’m nowhere near where I needed to be. I am not digging enough. I’m not learning enough. Learning opportunities are not landing on my lap.

I have to go out on my own and learn SQL Server on my own time and resources.

This blog was never meant to become… Read more

5 comments, 608 reads

Posted in Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. on 25 August 2012

Lenovo’s Cancellation Policy is not consumer-friendly

I recently placed an order for a ThinkPad W530 from Lenovo. One day before the estimated shipping date, I noticed that I inadvertently picked the integrated wireless card that I didn’t want (ThinkPad B/G/N 1×1). I wanted the Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (or at least Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205) instead. Read more

5 comments, 824 reads

Posted in Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. on 9 August 2012

Getting to the next level in your SQL Server career

Jen McCown (Blog | Twitter) wrote about an interesting topic on the different levels of database professionals. In her article, Jen identified the three levels as Junior, Mid-Level, and High-Level.

I’m not repeating here her descriptions of the different levels, so go and read her article (link… Read more

1 comments, 745 reads

Posted in Marlon Ribunal - SQL, Code, Coffee, etc. on 4 August 2012