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Five Reasons You Should Volunteer With Your Local SQL User Group and Host a SQL Saturday

I took the plunge this year and started volunteering for the North Texas SQL Server User Group. Originally I started attending because I wanted to learn more about SQL Server, but it didn’t take long before I realized that there was so much more to be gained from being there.

Why should you volunteer with […]

Top Ten Sessions for M2M Administrators at the 24 Hours of Pass

If you are a M2M Administrator, you should be studying SQL Server. I encourage anyone who works with M2M to study the SQL programming language, how SQL Server works, advanced reporting techniques, etc. In my opinion, if you don’t have at least a basic understanding of all things SQL, you cannot effectively administer M2M. […]

“What is your Biggest Weakness?” The Classic Interview Question.

This is the point where we all lie and list a strength and tell the interviewer that our biggest weakness is that we just work too darn hard or some other such tripe. To be honest, I don’t know why they ask this question and what they really expect for an answer. […]

Would You Use a New Made2Manage Forum?

I started this blog to help people learn more about M2M, SQL, and Crystal Reports. The reason was simple; I had to learn this stuff the hard way, by myself and essentially in a vacuum. I wanted to help anyone who found themselves in the same situation.

Since then, I’ve had a couple of people […]

The Terrorists Win

Professor Chaos – The Ultimate Terrorist

Recently the call went out for SQL Bloggers to submit their best work for the PASS Log Reader Awards. A few of the best SQL Bloggers got together and created this contest to inspire and encourage others to create top quality content.

I was encouraged to enter my […]

PASS. Somewhere Out There..

Fievel – An American Tail

All of the Tweeting about PASS prompted me to write this. Sung to the tune of “Somewhere Out There.”

Somewhere out there…
At the PASS Summit…
People are learning SQL and Tweeting about it.

Somewhere out there…
Ozar, Fritchey, and Delaney…
are teaching Clouds, Wait Stats, and High Availability.

And even though I know it’s […]

Twitter Improves My Writing

Twitter improves my writing because it forces brevity and promotes vocabulary with only 140 chars, Inspires creativity for re-tweets
(Actual Tweet)

Previously, I mentioned that I had joined Twitter reluctantly. I thought of Twitter as merely a recreational outlet, but it has increased my productivity and learning. In my relatively short time with it, I’ve learned about […]

Twitter : Cuz All the Cool Kids are Doing It.

Just a quick post to let anyone know who might care that I’ve been dragged kicking and screaming into the world of Twitter. Well, not kicking actually just kind of shuffling… and not screaming exactly… just kind of whining.. but I digress.

I am of course Made2Mentor on Twitter and if […]