Month: September 2015

a place to chronicle the journey back to development

So who do you look for?

I’m always examining situations to see what makes a successful team work well.  Is it a group of super technically adept folks, all working together, or is it more important to have the soft skills – communication, humility, and problem solving – that trump the person who can write code in their sleep? Lately I’ve been…
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September 26, 2015 0

What to blog about?

I’ve been trying to be good about blogging once a week, and so far so good.  I’d like to add that I’m in the process of nailing down a nasty case of ADD and trying not to get distracted by every little thing, so I guess I realized what I’m going to blog about. Distractions.…
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September 23, 2015 0

But it’s a good idea!!!

Today’s post is a quest.  No, there will be no dragon slaying or any such fun.  This is a quest to find out the best way to convince your management team that investing in a Data Warehouse is a good idea. I see a definite need to be flexible and agile with reporting and customizations…
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September 15, 2015 0

Sushi time!

Made some sushi tonight for some friends, came out pretty well!

September 13, 2015 0

How do you get things done?

Here’s the dilemma of the day.  How do other people get things done?  How do you prioritize?  What should be done in which order? Finding out I have ADD explains a little as to why I’m always so scattered, but it’s not an excuse as to why things aren’t getting done.  I’m still reading and…
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September 10, 2015 0

Twitter – advantages and disadvantages

At one point in my career, everything was RTM (Read the Manual).  If you couldn’t find it in the manual, you had to find some other hack, or prayer, or someone else to solve the issue that was currently throwing up a brick wall. Then “let me google it” became the preferred method.  I was…
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September 4, 2015 0

Doing it…

So many times, we limit ourselves.  We think that things are not possible, feasible, or even imaginable.  I think the notion of being your own worst enemy is prevalent in society, so much to the point that I think we become complacent with what we have.  We give up trying because it’s too hard, or…
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September 3, 2015 0

What are you DOING?!?

Trying to post regularly, and one thing I’d like to try to track is my progress.  So what  have I been doing? Reading Now: Kimball Group – The Data Warehouse Toolkit Planning Now: looking at PowerBI and trying to connect to a test database at work.  I want to try to put together a pilot…
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September 2, 2015 4

“It Depends”

How many of us have been faced with that question from a business person or a manager where you know they want a definitive answer, but the only thing you can give them is “It Depends”? It’s such a great phrase, but why do we use it?  Well, lets be real, in some cases you’re…
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September 1, 2015 0