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Archives: November 2010

What I’m Thankful For

Since it is the week of Thanksgiving in the United States, Jason Strate (@strateSql) has requested that bloggers post what they are thankful for, along the lines of Adam Machanic’s (@AdamMachanic) T-SQL Tuesday and now Jen McCown’s (@midnightDBA) UnSQL Friday. So this is my entry.

I have many… Read more

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Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 24 November 2010

PASS SQLRally Call for Speakers and Registration Open!!

Call for Speakers

With the close of the PASS Summit today, the call for speakers for PASS SQLRally has opened!  so those of you who submitted to the Summit and didn’t quite make it, break out your abstracts and send them in!! We will be taking submissions through December 15th. … Read more

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Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 11 November 2010

Priorities and the PASS Summit

As most of you know, I am not attending the PASS Summit this year.  I had all my plans made, airline tickets, hotel, and a schedule laid out for the week.  Then during lunch on Friday my son’s school called to let us know that he had injured his arm… Read more

1 comments, 208 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 9 November 2010

My PASS Summit Schedule

Several bloggers have posted what their plans are for the PASS Summit and I’m following suit for 2 reasons:

  1. So people who may want to meet me, hopefully there are some, will know where I’ll be.
  2. To hopefully give the members of my O.C. group an idea on where to…

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2 comments, 220 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 3 November 2010

T-SQL Tuesday–Why are DBA Skills Necessary?

This month T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by Paul Randal (@PaulRandal) and he asks the question, “Why are DBA Skills Necessary?”.

The Story

When I first started working at New Tribes Mission in July of 2007, I was informed that there were no SQL Servers and that the… Read more

1 comments, 140 reads

Posted in Wise Man or Wise Guy on 2 November 2010