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Post Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:32 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

At this point, Kenneth Bland is one post away from 4k. I, personally, have gotton so much support and encouragement from him. Thanks for helping us carve our path in better understanding ETL concepts, DataStage tips and tricks and in becoming better ETL developers.
Congratulations on accomplishing this milestone and helping DSXChange to be where it is today. Razz

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:47 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Let me be the first to second that! Cool

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:53 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

I'll be the second to second that Rolling Eyes

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:52 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Good job Ken.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:54 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

This post is number 4000, so thanks. I've been answering fewer questions lately, trying to encourage others to pipe up first. I think folks are doing a pretty good job! We've got some superstars in the making.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:34 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Congratulations, Ken.

My introduction to DS was a course you taught in Westboro back in '01. You were passionate about DS then, and you still are!

Roundtrip to Westboro, $350. Dinner at the Naked Fish, $30. DataStage Essentials certificate signed by Ken Bland, PRICELESS.
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:50 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Well, you made me laugh today. I wouldn't use the priceless, but thanks for the sentiments. Naked Fish, is that still open?

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:24 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

The Naked Fish brings back lots of memories. Some of them are even good!

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:53 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

Congrats Ken. You have been really really great Smile

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:57 am Reply with quote    Back to top    

thanx ken for all your support
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:54 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Hi Ken,

Since Ray has already beaten us on seconding the second, then I'll just be the first to third it!

Anyway, I'm looking forward to having you in Des Moines, IA with us next week. I've learned so much from your documentation and methodology documentation, and I'm hoping to drain your brain of much more info next week. See you then and congradulations again!

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:06 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Put on a big pot of coffee, we'll cover as much as we can. Laughing

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:53 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Are we invited Rolling Eyes

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:02 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

DSguru2B wrote:
Are we invited Rolling Eyes

Sorry, paying customers only. Wink

Of course, there's always IBM's conference this year in Anaheim.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:20 pm Reply with quote    Back to top    

Ha Ha Ha. Good one Ken. Was just messing with ya Twisted Evil

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