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Posts from ‘May, 2009’

EDMPASS Meeting Tomorrow #YEG #SQL EDMPASS has it’s first meeting tomorrow evening.  It looks like we’re going to have a good turnout but do have room for a few more.  Below are the details: Date:  May 28th 2009 Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Location: Stanley A. Milner library Map: 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square Meeting Room: 6th Floor […]

Oh Microsoft… you make it too easy sometimes

Here is a link to a funny KB article: XL97: Data Not Returned from Query Using ORACLE Data Source –  WORKAROUND: Method 2: Move Your Mouse Pointer If you move your mouse pointer continuously while the data is being returned to Microsoft Excel, the query may not fail. Do not stop moving the mouse until […]

PASS Summit DBA Abstract Reviews – Done!!! :)

176 abstracts reviewed and I must say that there are going to be some amazing sessions at this years Summit. I spent a good portion of my long weekend (Victoria Day in Canada) finishing up the ratings and it’s going to be very hard picking which sessions make it, which are alternates, and which get […]

Interviewing These Days

As most/some/none of you know I had an interview today for my next potential gig.  Everything went great and the interviewers were very nice and easy to talk to.  Something I found in the last few interviews I’ve been a part of is that the interview is more focussed on scenario walkthroughs rather then the […]

Crazy May Days

Sorry for the lack of posts/updates this week.  I’ve been very busy trying to get ready for EDMPASS’s first meeting which is looking to be great.  I have also been spending most of my free time going through the Database Administration Abstract submissions for the PASS Summit. Major May Dates: May 20th – The final […]

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