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Archives: July 2010

Personal or Professional Ethics

Steve Jones had an interesting blog post the other day, Do as I Say, Not as I Do, and I as I read it I thought about the situation I am in now and a situation I went through just over 4 years ago.

Steve talks about how he… Read more

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Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 30 July 2010

Interviewed by Andy Leonard

Andy Leonard is posting interviews of all the candidates PASS Board of Directors on his blog and mine is up today, check it out.

I also want to thank Andy for taking the time to provide this service to the community.

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2 comments, 381 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 28 July 2010

Speaking at SQLSaturday #40 – South Florida

I finally get to head down to Miramar to speak at SQLSaturday #40 – South Florida.  I really wanted to go last year, but I was in New England at the time, so I couldn’t make it.  So this weekend, July 30-31, I’ll be making the drive down to attend… Read more

0 comments, 328 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 27 July 2010

How I Prepared to Run for the PASS Board

The Boy Scouts have “Be Prepared” as their motto and, while I was never a scout, I think it’s always a good idea.  So when I started thinking about running for the PASS Board, I decided to find out what being on the board entails and what characteristics make a… Read more

2 comments, 312 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 23 July 2010

July OPASS Meeting Wrap up

Last Tuesday, July 13th, we had our monthly OPASS meeting.  The meeting was sponsored by RedGate who were kind enough to also provide licenses for SQL Prompt Pro and SQL Compare Pro as raffle prizes.

We had about 20 people in attendance which is about average.  Andy Warren (@sqlandy Read more

0 comments, 443 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 20 July 2010

I’m All In – Running for the PASS Board

Yes, I’m going to run for the PASS Board of Directors.  I have my application and will be sending it out to the nominating committee today.


My reasons are very similar to Steve Jonesreasons for running.  I have not been involved with PASS as… Read more

3 comments, 527 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 19 July 2010

Article Featured on SQLServerCentral

My article, ANSI Padding, Trailing Whitespace, and Variable Length Character Columns, is featured in today’s SQLServerCentral newsletter.  Check it out!

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1 comments, 355 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 16 July 2010

July OPASS Meeting

OPASS will be holding it’s July meeting this evening from 6pm – 8:30pm at 225 S. Westmonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL. 


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Live Meeting:  https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=W8S3JJ&role=attend Read more

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Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 13 July 2010

SQLSaturday #49 – Orlando Pre-Conference with Louis Davidson

The planning team of SQLSaturday #49 – Orlando and OPASS are proud to announce that there will be a pre-conference seminar for only $99 featuring Database Design expert, Louis Davidson (@DrSQL), on Friday October 15th.  The seminar will run from 9am to 4pm with lunch provided.  You can… Read more

0 comments, 763 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 12 July 2010

PASS Summit 2010 Program Committee Experience

I had the opportunity to serve on the Program Committee for the 2010 PASS Summit.  My job was rating and selecting abstracts for the Enterprise Database Administration and Deployment track.  Steve Jones did a good job explaining how the process works in his post, Rating PASS Abstracts.

Overall… Read more

7 comments, 326 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 8 July 2010

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

I have few speaking engagements this month that I want to let you know about:

Thursday, July 8 6:00 PM PST – SQL Server Society of Las Vegas

I’ll be delivering my Introduction to Profiler session remotely.  I don’t have the Live Meeting link yet, when I do I’ll post… Read more

2 comments, 590 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 6 July 2010

PASS Spring Event in Orlando

It’s official!  There will be a PASS Conference in the late April or early May in Orlando.  Andy Warren (@sqlandy) blogged about it in his PASS Update #34 post and Kendal Van Dyke (@sqldba) blogged about it in his post, PASS 2011 Spring Event in Orlando Read more

5 comments, 327 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 1 July 2010