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A Business Intelligence developer, primarily working with the MS BI stack. Certified MCTS in SQL 2008 BI and working towards SQL 2012 MCSA at the moment.

My organisation's adopted SQL 2012 at an early stage, using the BI stack, especially SSAS 2012 to identify new opportunities for the business and leverage our existing data warehouse. My team is extremely focussed on research and RAD, with a view to acting on new ideas as they come up, rather than getting caught in the design - develop - support cycle. We also investigate a lot of new technologies and techniques, let the situation dictate the technology, rather than vice-versa. I also have several years' experience with niche products such as 4th Dimension (4D) and Filemaker, although mostly forgotten now.

As for free time, I'm into football (Motherwell FC), american football (Dallas Cowboys), video games (XBL: Obi TW0), movies, music and plenty more.

Check out my blog, picnicerror.net for BI, SQL Server and .NET tips and observations, with the occasional technology and gaming posts thrown in.


Jan
28
awarded  Caucus
Jun
18
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
3
comment Do deaths caused after the final boss count against the Pacifist achievement?
Just to add - I won the Pacifist achievement last night, but it didn't pop until AFTER I'd made my choice at the end and the final cutscene had played. I wouldn't expect the end-game choice to affect the achievement though (I chose the same ending as the OP, so can't say for sure).
Sep
14
comment Do the new ribbons (Gun Master, Tank Superiority, and Domination) count toward Decorated?
Confirmed. I just unlocked my final ribbon from the original 45 (Squad Deathmatch) and the achievement popped, even though I still haven't won the new "Gunmaster Winner" ribbon.
Sep
14
accepted Do the new ribbons (Gun Master, Tank Superiority, and Domination) count toward Decorated?
Sep
9
comment Do the new ribbons (Gun Master, Tank Superiority, and Domination) count toward Decorated?
Hey, thanks for the answer, do you have a verified source on it, or are you just guessing? I think you're probably correct, but would like to verify it first before accepting.
Sep
5
asked Do the new ribbons (Gun Master, Tank Superiority, and Domination) count toward Decorated?
Sep
5
comment Battlefield Assignments not updating
This has apparently been fixed in the September patch for Armored Kill, which is live now and will be downloaded next time you boot the game.
Aug
4
awarded  Yearling
Feb
7
comment Where can I find the Fat Man in Fallout New Vegas?
The Gun Runners Arsenal DLC also added a unique variant, named Esther. It's not cheap, but I made a tonne of money by playing through Lonesome Road and selling everything I picked up everytime I hit a Commissary. Made buying Esther simple.
Feb
7
comment What will happen when you reach 1000 saves?
I have over 1200 saves for FNV on Xbox 360 without any issue. I can only assume the PC version is the same.
Sep
26
comment How do I beat the Picus boss?
You can also shoot the power cells to make them go off. If you have the EMP protection (dermal armour) and Typhoon augs you can simply shoot the power cells when she gets near, then get in close and hit her with the Typhoon. Finishes this fight fast.
Aug
5
awarded  Yearling
Jul
20
comment Crew at the end of Mass Effect 2
That's a brilliant graphic, Alex. Sums up the decisions perfectly.
May
16
awarded  Commentator
May
16
comment How do I know how many flowers I have?
Good answer. I had one single flower left to get, and this answer helped me narrow it down to a single colour. Many thanks.
Mar
29
accepted How do I get access to R&D sessions in F1 2010?
Mar
24
asked How do I get access to R&D sessions in F1 2010?
Jan
20
answered How to level up in Hardcore mode
Nov
18
comment How do you get down the hill on the campaign level, SOG?
It's the ones that are kind of dark blue with yellow stripes running across them. I was stuck on this bit for ages until someone told me about the barrels. Once you knock them all down, your squad pushes down the hill themselves.