Are the posted questions getting worse?

  • Eirikur Eiriksson

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    That is just what you need on a Friday 😉

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  • WayneS

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    Brandie Tarvin wrote:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Corporate upgraded me to Office 365 and suddenly my Skype for Business contact list is screwed up. Not only did it suddenly decide to sort people by first name instead of last name, but then it "renamed" some contacts who don't go by their legal names. Even though Outlook has their proper "nick names," Skype is showing names that I don't recognize because that's not the name my contacts use. GAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Now I'm going to have to retrain myself how to read that damn contact list instead of just being able to quick-scroll through it.

    It gets better(???)... MS is doing away with Skype for Business in favor of Teams.

    Wayne
    Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008
    Author - SQL Server T-SQL Recipes[/url]


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  • WayneS

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    Gee, who figured out DBCC TimeWarp? Posts here are posting four hours in the future. My last post above was at 11:33 AM EST, but it's showing 3:33pm

     

    Wayne
    Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008
    Author - SQL Server T-SQL Recipes[/url]


    If you can't explain to another person how the code that you're copying from the internet works, then DON'T USE IT on a production system! After all, you will be the one supporting it!
    Links: For better assistance in answering your questions[/url], How to ask a question, Performance Problems[/url], Common date/time routines,
    CROSS-TABS and PIVOT tables Part 1[/url] & [url url=http://www

  • Thom A

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    WayneS wrote:

    Gee, who figured out DBCC TimeWarp? Posts here are posting four hours in the future. My last post above was at 11:33 AM EST, but it's showing 3:33pm  

    That's something I asked Steve about awhile ago. They're all UTC times. I'm posting 1 hour in the past if it helps. 🙂

    Thom~

    Excuse my typos and sometimes awful grammar. My fingers work faster than my brain does.

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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    It's a strange setup for now. The forum software doesn't seem to align itself with users very well, so there should be some ticket in place to clean up times. We're working through lots of items and have closed a lot of bugs this week, so I hope we can get times sorted by client at some point soon.

  • Brandie Tarvin

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    WayneS wrote:

    Gee, who figured out DBCC TimeWarp? Posts here are posting four hours in the future. My last post above was at 11:33 AM EST, but it's showing 3:33pm  

    Well, there are two possibilities. Professor Time or the Doctor.

    Brandie Tarvin, MCITP Database AdministratorLiveJournal Blog: http://brandietarvin.livejournal.com/[/url]On LinkedIn!, Google+, and Twitter.Freelance Writer: ShadowrunLatchkeys: Nevermore, Latchkeys: The Bootleg War, and Latchkeys: Roscoes in the Night are now available on Nook and Kindle.

  • Jeff Moden

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    Alright then... I just saw a fairly recent post with an "Attachments" section with 2 attachments.  How do we do that on this new forum?

    Never mind... I'm an idiot.  I kept looking for something in the edit icon bar.  It does help to read things as you're scrolling down, doesn't it?

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

  • Sean Lange

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    WayneS wrote:

    Brandie Tarvin wrote:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Corporate upgraded me to Office 365 and suddenly my Skype for Business contact list is screwed up. Not only did it suddenly decide to sort people by first name instead of last name, but then it "renamed" some contacts who don't go by their legal names. Even though Outlook has their proper "nick names," Skype is showing names that I don't recognize because that's not the name my contacts use. GAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Now I'm going to have to retrain myself how to read that damn contact list instead of just being able to quick-scroll through it.

    It gets better(???)... MS is doing away with Skype for Business in favor of Teams.

    We have had Teams for over a year but only a few people. As of today our entire company has switched over to Teams. In some ways it is better but in other ways not so much.

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  • Jeff Moden

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    Sean Lange wrote:

    WayneS wrote:

    Brandie Tarvin wrote:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Corporate upgraded me to Office 365 and suddenly my Skype for Business contact list is screwed up. Not only did it suddenly decide to sort people by first name instead of last name, but then it "renamed" some contacts who don't go by their legal names. Even though Outlook has their proper "nick names," Skype is showing names that I don't recognize because that's not the name my contacts use. GAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Now I'm going to have to retrain myself how to read that damn contact list instead of just being able to quick-scroll through it.

    It gets better(???)... MS is doing away with Skype for Business in favor of Teams.

    We have had Teams for over a year but only a few people. As of today our entire company has switched over to Teams. In some ways it is better but in other ways not so much.

    One of the companies I do work for was recently required to switch to O365 by a corporate mandate.  It broke communications for all email in the SQL Server due to changes and omissions.  And if you've never tried to use PowerPoint in O365 for the highly animated stuff that I do and making new masters, get ready... comparatively speaking, it totally sucks.  Outlook also makes sucking sounds because you no longer get the temporal sections (things like "Last week", "2 weeks ago", etc) in places like your in-box, etc.

    That same company is in the process of being forced into using that TEAMS and FLOW stuff.  While some people might enjoy stuff like that, I don't have time for such yammering... pun intended! 😀

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

  • Brandie Tarvin

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    Alright, Threadzians. Who's responsible for this one?

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/faulty-database-script-brings-salesforce-to-its-knees/

    Seriously. What were they thinking and why didn't they test this first?

     

    Brandie Tarvin, MCITP Database AdministratorLiveJournal Blog: http://brandietarvin.livejournal.com/[/url]On LinkedIn!, Google+, and Twitter.Freelance Writer: ShadowrunLatchkeys: Nevermore, Latchkeys: The Bootleg War, and Latchkeys: Roscoes in the Night are now available on Nook and Kindle.

  • Brandie Tarvin

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    Wow. I was wrong on my presentation length for Grace Hopper. They've increased the time to 30 minutes (including Q&A). So I need to sit down and completely map out my presentation and how long it'll take me.

    And decide how much time to allow for questions, the bane of any presenter's existence. @=)

    Brandie Tarvin, MCITP Database AdministratorLiveJournal Blog: http://brandietarvin.livejournal.com/[/url]On LinkedIn!, Google+, and Twitter.Freelance Writer: ShadowrunLatchkeys: Nevermore, Latchkeys: The Bootleg War, and Latchkeys: Roscoes in the Night are now available on Nook and Kindle.

  • Jeff Moden

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    You've been given a gift... when most folks write a presentation, they practice it at say 20 minutes but they've included so much good stuff that it will actually take 30 and they leave little time for questions.  You been given extra time to talk at a reasonable pace instead of being in a hurry (like me).

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

  • Robert Sterbal

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    You've been given a gift... when most folks write a presentation, they practice it at say 20 minutes but they've included so much good stuff that it will actually take 30 and they leave little time for questions.  You been given extra time to talk at a reasonable pace instead of being in a hurry (like me).

     

    Have you experimented with other models of delivering the content? I really appreciate when the slides are posted ahead of time and when a transcript is available for a talk. I also think that remote access and recordings of talks are generally a good idea to consider. Maybe have a blog post for each presentation?

    These are not recommendations, just suggestions. I've made them before, so if you have already considered them, feel free to not respond if you can link to your earlier response.

     

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  • Brandie Tarvin

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    I'm not sure what the Grace Hopper setup is. And posting powerpoint slides is kinda worthless if one subscribes to the belief that powerpoint should supplement the presentation, not contain the presentation. The pp slides might give one an over-arching idea of what the talk was about, but won't give specifics or vital information that may have been inserted. Plus, I've noticed, they never include the all-important demo / code for a lot of the more technical talks.

    Given that my presentation isn't technical, I'm not sure what kind of slide deck I'll end up with, if I even get to bring one. I need to get more information on the process from my peeps who have been there before.

    Brandie Tarvin, MCITP Database AdministratorLiveJournal Blog: http://brandietarvin.livejournal.com/[/url]On LinkedIn!, Google+, and Twitter.Freelance Writer: ShadowrunLatchkeys: Nevermore, Latchkeys: The Bootleg War, and Latchkeys: Roscoes in the Night are now available on Nook and Kindle.

  • Jeff Moden

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    Brandie Tarvin wrote:

    And posting powerpoint slides is kinda worthless if one subscribes to the belief that powerpoint should supplement the presentation, not contain the presentation.

    I subscribe to "It Depends".  If it's a technical presentation, I don't write PowerPoint presentations... I write animated PowerPoint books so that the audience has something to go back and study on their own along with the code that I've included in the ZIP file.  My goal is for them to not actually need me anymore when I've completed the presentation.

    For the kind of presentation you're giving, I agree with your original thought above.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

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