Are the posted questions getting worse?

  • BWFC (10/2/2014)


    I'll be heading back North tomorrow after a very informative five day BI course in London town. I'm not entirely sure whether I'll be more excited to see my wife or the brand spanking new smoker in the back of her car.

    Two things; one, I'm sorry for heading back towards the barbecue related posting that dominated the Thread a few weeks ago.

    And two, I'm really glad for the anonymity of the internet 😀

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family. However, I hope (for your sake) that you're excited to see your wife first. Then you can move on to the smoker. 😉

    That reminds me that I was going to post a picture of my friend's large smoker, so thanks for the reminder.

  • As promised a couple weeks ago, here's a picture of my friend's smoker. He actually made another one. They're a little over 6 feet tall and handle almost 300 pounds of meat.

  • Eirikur Eiriksson (10/1/2014)


    Ed Wagner (10/1/2014)


    Eirikur Eiriksson (10/1/2014)


    Evil Kraig F (10/1/2014)


    ... Anything else I've missed in the last week and a half or so?

    Nothing much, QoDs been controversial, SQL Server will become Hadoop only, aliens are here, the world is flat and last but not least, the answer was 43 after all.

    😎

    Don't forget the two most important things. Koen still has the SQL Crystal Ball. The Thread got whacked and all attempts to restore order using DBCC Timewarp since then have failed.

    Silly me,:blush: missing the obvious again, especially the recursive timewarp loop, calculations shows that Steve will have this sorted about 0.0000000000000001 second after the Big Bang

    😎

    Nope, that was just interstellar dust.

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  • I'd congratulate Jason and Jack, but then I'd have to read more posts where they thanked me, so I'll pretend I congratulated you if you pretend you thanked me?

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    "stewsterl 80804 (10/16/2009)I guess when you stop and try to understand the solution provided you not only learn, but save yourself some headaches when you need to make any slight changes."

  • jcrawf02 (10/3/2014)


    I'd congratulate Jason and Jack, but then I'd have to read more posts where they thanked me, so I'll pretend I congratulated you if you pretend you thanked me?

    Deal:cool:

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  • Here is a hilarious video. Anybody involved in Scouting should appreciate this. I am sure there are others involved with scouting besides Grant and myself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mgmbwRgfVhc

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  • Sean Lange (10/3/2014)


    Here is a hilarious video. Anybody involved in Scouting should appreciate this. I am sure there are others involved with scouting besides Grant and myself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mgmbwRgfVhc

    baha - though i have heard that song waaaaaaay too much

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  • SQLRNNR (10/3/2014)


    Sean Lange (10/3/2014)


    Here is a hilarious video. Anybody involved in Scouting should appreciate this. I am sure there are others involved with scouting besides Grant and myself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mgmbwRgfVhc

    baha - though i have heard that song waaaaaaay too much

    This is a better rendition

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_DaizJnnJQ

    Jason...AKA CirqueDeSQLeil
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  • Sean Lange (10/3/2014)


    Here is a hilarious video. Anybody involved in Scouting should appreciate this. I am sure there are others involved with scouting besides Grant and myself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mgmbwRgfVhc

    That's great. We're struggling to sell this year, especially as sports and schools are running fundraisers right now as well. For the older Boys, we're looking for other events and letting Cubs do more popcorn

  • When I was a scout I distinctly remember standing on one gentleman's porch and watching him struggle with whether to support the troop when he didn't have the money. We were selling pizza and he bought one but told me, "When you grow up and my son comes to your house selling pizza, you better buy one". I have no idea where his family is now, but it had a significant impact on me and I remember that every time a kid knocks on my door.

  • Chad Crawford (10/3/2014)


    When I was a scout I distinctly remember standing on one gentleman's porch and watching him struggle with whether to support the troop when he didn't have the money. We were selling pizza and he bought one but told me, "When you grow up and my son comes to your house selling pizza, you better buy one". I have no idea where his family is now, but it had a significant impact on me and I remember that every time a kid knocks on my door.

    I had similar experiences when doing those fundraisers. And that is why I will support the fundraisers.

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  • Does anyone have any experience with APS (Microsoft Analytics Platform System)? Would you mind sharing how that worked for you?

    Luis C.
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    Are you seriously taking the advice and code from someone from the internet without testing it? Do you at least understand it? Or can it easily kill your server?

    How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help: Option 1 / Option 2
  • I'm in Pittsburgh for SQL Saturday 315 and I just got a PM from "Luke L" (one of the older members of SQL Server Central that's been laying low lately) saying that he's going to be able to attend. I get to cross another one of my favorites off my "Got to meet someday" bucket list.

    Of course, Brian Davis is in town, as well. This is really odd for me... I've never met the rest of the presenters before.

    I've got to tell you that the folks that put this event together did one heck of a nice job so far. I can't wait for tomorrow.

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  • So in Utrecht, for SQL Sat Holland.

    Early start, have coffee, seen some familiar faces, so going well so far!

    Any one got a heckle for Grant? 🙂

    Jeff talking of wanting to meet list, you are on mine along with Lynn, it will happen one day!

    Cheers,

    Rodders...

  • Jeff Moden (10/3/2014)


    I'm in Pittsburgh for SQL Saturday 315 and I just got a PM from "Luke L" (one of the older members of SQL Server Central that's been laying low lately) saying that he's going to be able to attend. I get to cross another one of my favorites off my "Got to meet someday" bucket list.

    Of course, Brian Davis is in town, as well. This is really odd for me... I've never met the rest of the presenters before.

    I've got to tell you that the folks that put this event together did one heck of a nice job so far. I can't wait for tomorrow.

    Enjoy! Sorry I can't make it. They invited me in Feb, but timing didn't work out. Far too many trips in Oct, including two next week, so I had to skip.

    Would have liked to see you, Jeff. And others. I keep meeting new people all the time that have been on SSC for a long time, like Sean a few weeks ago.

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