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Archives: January 2011

Immersion in Internals

Paul Randal (Blog | Twitter) and Kimberly Tripp (Blog | Twitter) of SQLSkills are hosting an Immersions training event in Dallas.  This is not run of the mill training, but it is top tier training targeted to three different audiences.  You can read about the event… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 26 January 2011

The Lost Hero – A review

With what looks to be five books planned in a new series by Rick Riordan, people have some good fantasy ahead of them.

I just finished the first installment in this new series and must say that I am pleased with the story line.  New characters, new aspects of mythology… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 25 January 2011

SQL Confessions 02 SSRS Encryption

In December 2010, I started a little series called SQL Confessions.  The idea of this series is as a learning exercise when I come across something that I either did wrong or couldn’t find a better way of doing it at the time.  In that first episode, I admitted… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 25 January 2011

January 2011 Meeting Recap

One week ago today the Las Vegas User group held our monthly meeting.  One week ago today, at that meeting, we had our best attendance in over a year.  It sure felt good to have a great turnout.

At that meeting, Wayne Sheffield presented to us on temp tables and… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 20 January 2011

January ’11 Meeting Reminder

If you saw my blog post the other day, you know that S3OLV has a meeting this Thursday (Jan 13, 2010) at 6:30 PM PST.  If not, then you can read that post from here, and then read the rest of this post.

Over the past few months we… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 13 January 2011

TSQL Tuesday 14: Committed

Woohoo, It’s TSQL Tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuesday!!! This month we are being hosted by one-half of the MidnightDBA – Jen McCown (Blog | Twitter), and she has asked us to speak on resolutions.

If we look in the dictionary we will find that resolution is closely related to several other words… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 11 January 2011

January 2011 S3OLV

Tis the calm before the storm.  At least it feels like that.  The invites have all been sent.  The presenter lined up.  Reminders have been sent and now we are down to just a couple of reminder blogs and finger crossing.

If you have been following the adventures of the… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 11 January 2011

SQLCruise Contest

For those who may not have heard, there is training for SQL Professionals called SQL Cruise.  You can find more info here.

There is a bit of interesting news for an upcoming cruise.  There is a contest asking you to elaborate your mad SQL Skills and how you saved… Read more

2 comments, 215 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 5 January 2011

MockingJay – a review

After a long wait, I have finally read the final installment in the “Hunger Games” trilogy.  I read the other two books earlier in the year in 2010 and then had to wait for the third book to come out.   Once the book came out (September 2010) I had to… Read more

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Posted in SQL RNNR on 4 January 2011