DWWTWT?: November 30

The month comes to an end with a return to meteorological normalcy (light rain, temperatures in the high 30s to low 40s) as well as Day 4 of “SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Bootcamp,” offered up in Bellevue for the week by SQLSoft.  While the postulated two to six inches of snow didn’t materialize, the sidewalks are…

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Research Begets Enlightenment: The SSMA Downloads

This time, it was me asking the question, on behalf of one of my classmates in BI training this week: Is anyone aware of an automated Access-SQL to TSQL conversion tool for stored procedures? Frankie answered: You can try SSMA for Access.  http://www.microsoft.com/sql/solutions/migration/access/default.mspx After checking out the link, I discovered that “SSMA” stands for SQL…

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DWWTWT?: November 29

Day 3 of “SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Bootcamp,” offered up in Bellevue for the week by SQLSoft, saw me back on the chained-up Metro Transit 232 bus: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 71 Walked to the Bus: 8 Drove: 23 Did Not Compete: 17 We’re still awaiting our rumored precipitation.  Tomorrow morning has the potential to be a royal mess in…

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DWWTWT?: November 28

Day 2 of “SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Bootcamp,” offered up in Bellevue for the week by SQLSoft, coincided with a bit of a weather event here in the Seattle area.  Today, the Metro Transit 232 was chained up, making for a suboptimal but ultimately far safer ride: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 71 Walked to the Bus: 7…

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DWWTWT?: November 27

This week sees me in “SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Bootcamp,” offered up in Bellevue for the week by SQLSoft.  Since I did so well riding the bus to SQL PASS before the holiday, I’m exploiting the Metro Transit 232 (express) and 233 (local) routes to leave the MG in the garage while the snow…

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DWWTWT?: November 24

Today is the day after Thanksgiving, also known as “Black Friday”, because it’s the day that retailers’ accounting books for the year go “into the black” (show a profit).  For the first time in many years, I may well join in this peculiarly American celebration, but I certainly won’t be doing so at the office:…

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DWWTWT?: November 23

Today is the Thanksgiving holiday, an important opportunity to reflect on the generous bounty of our lives and the true extent of our extreme good fortune.  The office would be no place to do that, so I’m staying at home with the family, as I hope you are: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 71 Walked to the…

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DWWTWT?: November 22

I’m relaxing on the day before the Thanksgiving holiday.  No work means no commute: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 71 Walked to the Bus: 5 Drove: 23 Did Not Compete: 15      -wp

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Home For The Holidaze..

After over a month of working pretty ridiculous hours, I’m going to take the rest of the week away from work to celebrate our good fortune with my family. Other than some automated DWWTWT? posts, I expect the blog to pretty much remain quiescent until the beginning of next week. For those of you who celebrate…

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Database Programming: A Decrypter For Omni

This post will conclude (for me and for now, at least) a discussion begun here and continued here and here. When last we spoke, I was searching for a SQL Server 2000-specific decrypter for Omnibuzz.  Well, I’ve got one.  It might be a tad over-engineered for a production implementation (and performance may suffer), but it’s offered…

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