Tag: Non-Tech Articles

MM-DD or DD-MM?

Musings about expressing dates using MMDD or DDMM.

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Effective Customer Communications

How well do you communicate with your customers? Are you listening, does your customer hear what you are saying? Every day we interact with our customers, team mates, colleagues and managers. Is your message getting delivered? 1. Actively listen. It…

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Nothing to Blog About? Think Again!

Suggestions about how to proceed if you are just getting started with blogging or searching for topics to blog about.

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Even Posting in Forums Requires Etiquette

This blog explores some of the habits on user forums and advises how to enhance the forum experience. Readers are encouraged to contribute and share their own opinions.

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SQL Server Risk Assessment – The PMP Way

Recently I had a chance to speak with my friend and colleague, Ashish Sharma. We were discussing Project Management topics (he recently passed PMP and ACP). Our discussion ended on a very interesting topic – RISK Assessment. Definition: According to…

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Not so good news for MCM Aspirants

A few days back, late Friday (30th August 2013) MS has made an announcement – that they are cancelling the MCM Certification, not so good news for MCM aspirants. This announcement has upset many in the SQL Community including myself….

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Dear Abbey: “I Want to Write a Technology Book”

On September 27 2013, Oracle Database 12c: Install, Configure & Maintain Like a Professional from Oracle Press is hitting the streets. This is the work of four seasoned Oracle database authors including yours truly. With contributing author work having been handled…

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Training from a MySQL DBA’s Perspective

I’ve been pondering the next step in my training path; what do I want to learn or improve upon? You see, here at Pythian we’re encouraged to be the masters of our own progress. If you’re ever lucky enough to…

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Pythian’s Third Annual Geek Pride Day

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The day has arrived, and it’s probably one of our favorite days at Pythian – Geek Pride Day! Since May 25 (the “official” day according to Wikipedia) falls on Saturday, we celebrated it a day early so everyone could participate….

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COLLABORATE 13 à la Pythian

Like many previous IOUG/OAUG/Quest shows, Pythian will be in Denver next week!

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