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RATS – DO I REALLY LIKE THEM

RATS – DO I REALLY LIKE THEM

Well if you know me or have been reading some of my other blogs you will know I like to help others, and if I can have a wee adventure at the same time, that's a bonus. Well, I think (or hope) my last two trips with Habitat have prepared me for this one because I'm...

Attunity – A SAS administrators view

Attunity – A SAS administrators view

I recently attended a two-day training course on Attunity Replicate in the Optimal HQ training room in Wellington. I was surprised at the simplicity of Attunity's architecture and how similar it is to SAS. Attunity Replicate is generally installed on its own server...

SAS Admin – Restricting options

SAS Admin – Restricting options

If you're a typical admin like myself you like to have a certain amount of control over your environment. Recently I started losing a little of that control so I asked SAS if I could have it back. After my first couple of searches, I got a hint from SAS Support that I...

Sharing Your Analytics Journey – SUNZ 2016

Sharing Your Analytics Journey – SUNZ 2016

The second technical session following lunch at SUNZ 2016 was by Joe Robins, Analytics Manager at KiwiBank. Joe nicely starts off with a joke about the earthquake in the earlier session. Joe is going to tell us why mountain biking and analytics are similar. The Huka...

The Analytics Of Purpose – SUNZ 2016

The Analytics Of Purpose – SUNZ 2016

Session Two in the business stream of SUNZ 2016 brought us an insightful view into the purpose of analytics by Amanda Sterling. From art to analytics to art. While we were taken through the history of the arts and the Renaissance period and the growth of the...

SAS Admin – LSF start and stop procedures

Generally, you should not have to start or stop LSF, unless you come across issues where a flow has completed but the state still says running, or you have made configuration changes. Starting and stopping the LSF services is very simple, but you can have a number of...

SAS Admin – Configuring access to SQL server

When I search for SAS Access to SQL Server I tend to find a lot of information on how to code my SAS script, what engine to use and some of the options available, but details on the configuration are few and far between. So, I thought I would write a blog about each...

SAS Admin – Configuring access to Sybase

When I search for SAS Access to Sybase I tend to find a lot of information on how to code my SAS script, what engine to use and some of the options available. But details on the configuration are few and far between. So, I thought I would write a blog about each one,...

SAS Admin – Configuring access to Oracle

When I search for SAS Access to Oracle I tend to find a lot of information on how to code my SAS script, what engine to use and some of the options available, but details on the configuration are few and far between. So, I thought I would write a blog about each one...

Building Houses – The lighter side

Building Houses – The lighter side

I did a lot of serious work volunteering for Habitat for Humanity (HFH) in India recently, but I also had a lot of fun as well. If you want to read more there is more about my volunteering with HFH which you can read my other blogs. Building Houses - How thing have...