Month: November 2015

a place to chronicle the journey back to development

Giving back

What do you have to be thankful for and what do you do to give back? SQL server central, twitter, SqlSat.


November 28, 2015 0

Where is the line?

So you have a user that has something they absolutely need.  ABSOLUTELY need.  You, as the IT professional, know for a fact that what they are asking for, and what the actually need are two ends of the spectrum. You have another user that has explained what they need, and you have explained what you…
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November 25, 2015 0

Being Thankful

So what are you thankful for? I have a job I’m in decent health My wife still thinks I’m worth keeping around after 20 yrs My children actually think I’m cool most of the time There are so may times that I don’t appreciate what I have and it’s not just because it’s thanksgiving time…
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November 23, 2015 0

Testing offline

I’m posting from the WordPress app on my phone in airplane mode.  Will it save?


November 20, 2015 0

Certifiable….?

So why get certified?   Get a new job, enhance my skillset, make me feel productive? All of that.  I’ve been inspired by SQLFamily, ‘listening’ to what they do and experience on Twitter with all of the events and new technologies that they are into, and it’s made me want more.   Made me think…
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November 16, 2015 0

What to do with Zero Budget

In most of the companies I have worked for, there is a surprising lack of budget for tools that would make it easier to do business.  Getting the crowbar out to upgrade to a higher version of Visual Studio, or getting an automation tool that will allow you to test more efficiently is sometimes a…
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November 11, 2015 0

What was your path to SQLFamily?

So how did you find your way to where you are?  Are you an accidental DBA who now loves it?  Are you the IT Director who dabbles a little, but you started as a help desk person?  Or are you a BI Developer now and were writing copy for a magazine 5 years ago? I’m…
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November 10, 2015 0

Null values in SSIS Lookup #sqlhelp

So I’m dusting off the cobwebs in an attempt to either change my position here, or sharpen up my skills to move somewhere else.  The best way to do that is by just doing it.  I thought I would put my efforts to use and possibly benefit my company so I’m putting together a small DW…
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November 3, 2015 0