Explosive Search Dogs

May 16, 2016 Matt Thornton 0

People often ask me why grammar and sentence structure and so on are important. From now on, I’ll simply tell them that without it, you end up with explosive search dogs.

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MCITP Business Intelligence

October 21, 2011 Matt Thornton 0

I’m very pleased to say that I recently passed the 70-448 and 70-452 Microsoft exams in Business Intelligence. These were by far the hardest Microsoft exams I’ve done, not surprising really since SSAS is a huge subject on its own – when you throw in SSIS and SSRS as well, […]

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More Firebrand fun

September 29, 2011 Matt Thornton 0

I’m booked in for some more Firebrand fun pain – this time in Business Intelligence in SQL Server. Firebrand is a unique way of getting certified fast – they’ll cram 6 months’ work in to a week… expect long days, no sleep, caffeine highs, and you’ll be a walking zombie […]

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MCPD SharePoint 2010

November 21, 2010 Matt Thornton 0

I’ve just spent the last week in absolute misery updating my SharePoint certifications. Firebrand training has always been hardcore, but this was the hardest yet! 7 days of intensive tuition and testing. However, it was all worth it as I successfully fulfilled both commitments of the SharePoint 2010 MCPD (TS […]

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Site moved to WordPress

June 10, 2010 Matt Thornton 0

I’ve been using the Thornton Technical CMS on this site and Four Shore for nearly 3 years. It started out as a simple way for me to publish those two sites (and as something of a challenge to see if I could write a decent CMS). And whilst I had […]

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Job. Not hero.

January 17, 2009 Matt Thornton 2

So the story is that of the Airbus crashing into the Hudson river. Captain C.B. Sully Sullenberger and the crew did a great job in ditching the plane in to the Hudson river, after it struck a flock of birds. All 150 people onboard survived, with about 80 of them […]