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July 2005 Forum Contest Winners

Discussion in 'Former Forum Contest' started by bradmcgehee, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. bradmcgehee New Member

    Below are the winners for July 2005.

    To claim your prize, you MUST CONTACT ME, using the e-mail account you used when you registered with the forum. Once I get your e-mail, I will make the arrangements for you to receive your gift. If you don't contact me within 30 days, then you loose out.

    Below are the winners, selected at random, along with the gift they have won:


    asvforce -- ApexSQL Audit
    rweinstein -- SQL Scribe Documentation Builder
    sanole -- DbNetGrid
    ajay -- SQLZip
    airjrdn -- myLittleAdmin
    mmarovic -- Book: In the Trenches with SQL Server & .NET: Advanced Techniques & Real World Solutions

    While the following did not win anything this month, they are the top 10 posters for July 2005. Thanks for your contributions.

    satya
    FrankKalis
    Madhivanan
    dineshasanka
    ghemant
    ranjitjain
    aaronsandy
    LuisMartin
    mmarovic
    Reddy

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  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    Congratulations.

    Luis Martin
    Moderator
    SQL-Server-Performance.com

    One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important
    Bertrand Russell


    All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.



  3. benwilson New Member

    Congrats!

    I cant help but wonder how close Satya and Frank were in terms of number of posts this month- especially after all Franks talk last month about beating Satya...

    'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage
  4. dineshasanka Moderator

    Congrats All
  5. ranjitjain New Member

    Congrats Guys.....
  6. Madhivanan Moderator

    Congratulations to everyone
    Keep it up


    Madhivanan

    Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  7. ghemant Moderator

    Congratulations to all [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />hsGoswami<br />ghemant@gmail.com<br />"Humans don't have Caliber to PASS TIME , Time it self Pass or Fail Humans" - by Hemant Goswami<br />
  8. FrankKalis Moderator

    Congrats to all.

    Ben, my personal statistic shows a post count of 435 last month. I haven't tracked Satya's exact numbers, but from his daily average last month, I suspect he did some 30 - 40 posts more. Not bad...
    After all, it's not about who posts the most.

    --
    Frank Kalis
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
    Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. http://www.sqlpass.de)
  9. FrankKalis Moderator

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  11. FrankKalis Moderator

    Wow, what a cheap shot to increase my post count! [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />][^][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-3.gif' alt=':eek:' />)][:I][8D][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />][<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />][B)]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  12. benwilson New Member

    You sure must want that jacket Frank! <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /><br /><br />I have just noticed that since i now have just over 200 posts i am now a senior member! hehehehe...feels like i should know more than i do to be senior<br /><br />'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage
  13. FrankKalis Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><br />You sure must want that jacket Frank! <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />&lt;g&gt; I guess you there in down under have no real idea, how hard and cold a winter here in Central Europe can be. I mean, you see this on TV, but you don't feel it. LOL [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  14. benwilson New Member

    Its funny you should say that...we were just saying today that winter has been especially mild this year- nearly every day we have made it to 20 degrees celcius!!! usually there are at least a few weeks hovering arount 10 degrees. so, in my very poor German: im winter es ist sonnig und warm <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';-)' /> <br /><br />One day i hope to experience some real cold!<br /><br />'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage
  15. FrankKalis Moderator

    20 C° and dry. A lot of people here would consider this "summer". ...just joking, but there has been very lousy weather here the last couple of days. Extensive raining at about 15 C°. I also wish to go on a real cliché winter holiday one day. Preferrably over Xmas with the family. <sigh>
    Anyway, I really don't want to change places with you. From what I've seen in documentations Australia is a by far too venomous place to stay. What do you call this spider that accounts for the most fatal casualties? <shudder>

    --
    Frank Kalis
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
    Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. http://www.sqlpass.de)
  16. satya Moderator

    Congratulations to the winners and thanks to other contributors.
    I would love to see anyone beating me on post count, after all it is fun to see such flip-off.
    I feel at the same time knowledge gain is immense which cannot be counted in numbers.


    Satya SKJ
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    http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum
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  17. FrankKalis Moderator

    Doh, I just found a bug in my Excel spreadsheet. I think the correct number of posts last month for me was 368, not 435.<br /><br />Just thought I'd mention this, before our residual stats geek Luis comes up with this correction. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  18. ranjitjain New Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br /><br />Doh, I just found a bug in my Excel spreadsheet. I think the correct number of posts last month for me was 368, not 435.<br />Just thought I'd mention this, before our residual stats geek Luis comes up with this correction. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstí²“íº¥ PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />Hi Frank,<br />How do u keep track of your number of posts.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />Is it that you save the counter in Excel?[?]
  19. FrankKalis Moderator

    Yes, I have an Excel file where I entered the name of the member, his joining date, the base date when I started to collect information, the number of posts of the member on that base date and the current date. Given this information, I am able to calculate average post count since joining (that is the same you see in your profile), average post count since my base date. It also allows me to extrapolate these information to the future to see how many posts someone will have at some future point in time ceteris paribus. At the end of a month I just copy and paste as values my post count and start again on a new row. It's a real simple spreadsheet. Nothing fancy.

    --
    Frank Kalis
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    http://www.insidesql.de
    Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. http://www.sqlpass.de)
  20. Madhivanan Moderator

    &gt;&gt;Just thought I'd mention this, before our residual stats geek Luis comes up with this correction.<br /><br />Thats absolutely correct [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]<br /><br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  21. Luis Martin Moderator

    Well, Frank want to get the 2nd place, and know he want to remove me as statistics guru?<br /><br />Young people.......[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />]<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Luis Martin<br />Moderator<br />SQL-Server-Performance.com<br /><br /><font size="1">One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important<br />Bertrand Russell<br /></font id="size1"><br /><br /><font size="1">All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.</font id="size1"><br /><br /><br /><br />
  22. FrankKalis Moderator

    No, no chance, Luis. I'm doing already too much statistics at work. I certainly leave this job to you. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  23. satya Moderator

    So whats new we can expect from the Stats guru(s)... lately.

    Satya SKJ
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  24. bradmcgehee New Member

    The difference between the number of posts for Satya and Frank in July can be counted on my hands.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
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  25. benwilson New Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br /><br />20 C° and dry. A lot of people here would consider this "summer". ...just joking, but there has been very lousy weather here the last couple of days. Extensive raining at about 15 C°. I also wish to go on a real cliché winter holiday one day. Preferrably over Xmas with the family. &lt;sigh&gt;<br />Anyway, I really don't want to change places with you. From what I've seen in documentations Australia is a by far too venomous place to stay. What do you call this spider that accounts for the most fatal casualties? &lt;shudder&gt;<br /><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />We have a few venomous spiders- the redback and the funnel-web are the 2 that spring to mind. I think the portrait painted of Australia in documentaries isn't always an accurate depiction though- sure we have lots of nasty snakes and spiders, but they really arent everywhere! And yes, there are sharks too, but sharks are in all oceans, and most of them wouldn't bite your thumb off if you stuck it in their mouth (no, i havent tried, but i have come close while diving!). What you really have to watch out for is the drop bears <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /><br /><br />And yep, a white christmas in some mountains would be marvelous!<br /><br />'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage
  26. FrankKalis Moderator

    Redback! That was the name.<br />Well, Australia has, IIRC 7 or 8 out of the 10 most poisenous snakes on the planet...<br />Yes, you do also have sharks. Carcharodon carcharias is one of the most interesting animals to me. I would love to do cage-diving with a Great White. And who knows, if I ever feel suicidal tendencies and have enough fresh underwear with me, I might do so one day. After I've learned to dive and got over my irrational fear of water where I can't see the ground. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]<br /><br />...and then you have Salties. I hope, you really call them so. Anyway, I mean those Jumping crocodiles on the Adelaide River. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />&lt;g&gt; Yes, drop bears are a potential threat. Not to mention the extremely vicious, back-stabbing rabbits. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  27. surendrakalekar New Member

    Congratulation to all and first time I saw a known name in winners Mirko Marovic (mmarovic).


    Surendra Kalekar

  28. satya Moderator

    Ben & Frank
    You guys are giving a better picture than National Geographic channel about the Oz [8D].

    Satya SKJ
    Moderator
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  29. FrankKalis Moderator

    Guess what one of my premier source of information is...[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-4.gif' alt=':p' />]<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Ich unterstütze PASS Deutschland e.V. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlpass.de>http://www.sqlpass.de</a>) <br />
  30. satya Moderator

    Ooo lala... I would like to know the difference if it isn't much of resource.
    Ta

    quote:Originally posted by bradmcgehee

    The difference between the number of posts for Satya and Frank in July can be counted on my hands.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
    SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  31. bradmcgehee New Member

    Well, I have two hands, each with five fingers. So, if I said two hands, the answer you are seeking must lie between 6 and 10. <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';-)' /><br /><br />-----------------------------<br />Brad M. McGehee, MVP<br />Webmaster<br />SQL-Server-Performance.Com
  32. Luis Martin Moderator

    Well, 10 can't be, because Brad had use feet to.
    6 can't be, just for feeling.

    So, 7, 8 or 9. I love prime numbers.

    Luis Martin
    Moderator
    SQL-Server-Performance.com

    One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important
    Bertrand Russell


    All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.



  33. benwilson New Member

    Frank,<br />I have been diving with Grey Nurse sharks, but you would never get me in the water with a great white! Unfortunately we dont call them salties- generally they are just called crocs (regardless of whether they are fresh or salt water...)<br /><br />It's interesting- while we do have all the deadly creatures you would see on TV, most of the nasties are found away from where majority of Australians live (which along bottom half of the east coast). I have never encountered a great white shark or a crocodile of any kind...have never seen a redback (seen a few funnel web spiders though), and my 12 year old cousin only just saw his first live kangaroo a few weeks ago...(while the kangaroo isnt deadly, i was once asked in all seriousness by a North American if we really do ride them to school <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' /> my reply was 'only sometimes')<br />I think the Natural Geographic Channel must only show the more interesting parts of Australia- not the boring parts where we all live!<br /><br /><br />'I reject your reality and substitute my own' - Adam Savage
  34. satya Moderator

    [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-2.gif' alt=':D' />]LOL - the way you replied.[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by bradmcgehee</i><br /><br />Well, I have two hands, each with five fingers. So, if I said two hands, the answer you are seeking must lie between 6 and 10. <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';-)' /><br /><br />-----------------------------<br />Brad M. McGehee, MVP<br />Webmaster<br />SQL-Server-Performance.Com<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br /><hr noshade size="1"><b>Satya SKJ</b><br />Moderator<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum>http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum</a><br /><center><font color="teal"><font size="1">This posting is provided “AS IS” with no rights for the sake of <i>knowledge sharing.</i></font id="size1"></font id="teal"></center>
  35. mmarovic Active Member

    Congrats to all. I was on vacation, hence the late answer. One of two awards I received is the book I won again. I suggest to send a book to someone of regular posters.
  36. satya Moderator

    Hope you had a nice holiday and more knowledge to tuck in with this book [8D].

    Satya SKJ
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  37. bradmcgehee New Member

    Thanks Mirko. Hope you had a good vacation.

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    Brad M. McGehee, MVP
    Webmaster
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  38. mmarovic Active Member

    Thanks Satya and Brad. It was nice vacation. Two weeks without accessing computer and internet was refreshing, I should do it more often <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />
  39. Madhivanan Moderator

    >>It was nice vacation

    Inland or Outland?


    Madhivanan

    Failing to plan is Planning to fail
  40. mmarovic Active Member

    Not sure what is the correct answer. I am Serbian citizen living in Prague (Czech republic) and I visited my parents in Serbia, then spent some time in Montenegro (still the same country). So, is it inland or outland?
  41. Madhivanan Moderator

    Definitely Inland [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail

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