It’s that time of year where we get to vote for the three best candidates to serve a two year term on the PASS Board of Directors. It’s going to be a tough choice, there are five good candidates – all good, but certainly not interchangeable! Ballots will go out shortly via email to eligible […]
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I”m working with a client in Orlando that needs a manager for their data team, seems like a prime opportunity to reach out to my network! I’ve posted the job description below with the company information removed since I’m posting it to my blog. I can tell you that it’s a team of about 10, […]
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I bet most of us don’t think about installing software that we need/want to try. We’re either running as local admin or we can elevate to local admin as needed. It’s nice to be able to install a piece of freeware or open source that will elegantly solve a problem. But what happens when you […]
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This coming Saturday (September 29th) we’ll be having our sixth annual SQLSaturday at Seminole State College (our site partner since the beginning) with 7 great tracks of free learning. Pay the lunch fee of $10 and you’ll get a knock your socks off BBQ lunch plated up by the speakers, all wearing….SQLSaturday aprons! If you’ve […]
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I drove down Saturday morning to do a beginner presentation on SQL Security. Event was hosted at Rasmussen College, great venue. Good rooms, good parking, easy access, I think the two challenges with the site are the hallways aren’t big enough to put the sponsors there, so they had to go in a room, and […]
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In my Three Strikes post I wrapped up the sorry tale of trying to get an X1 Carbon delivered from Lenovo. The day after I cancelled I did get an email indicating it was going to be delayed another 30 days. I’m hoping that is just due to two separate systems not being quite in […]
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Quick notes: Because it was scheduled for 7 am local I decided to do it from home. Good plan, except it meant the kids had to be out the door on time so I’d have quiet. Just barely got that done with more than the usual ruckus. Not the best for getting to the zen […]
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Last Friday Lenovo told me my new laptop would ship this Monday, or “much much sooner”. Monday I called to check the status – seeing as how the online status page still was not updated – to be told that due to constraints it would not ship until the 27th. The agent was unable to […]
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More stuff you may find interesting. Prepare for your first security breach. Sobering. As data professionals we’re going to get pulled into these incidents at some point when they happen. Read now and hope it’s never on your watch or even during your tenure. Conways Law says that organizations design systems that match the communication […]
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