New CRM
Posted in Tech
Afternoon watch, 3 bells (1:39 pm)

Well, the new CRM system seems to run pretty good. There are several things that are different, but it's pretty much all for the better. I'm really starting to get the hang of SQL Server 2005, and I'm starting to love SQL Reporting Services. I was really dreading we'd have to go back to our old v1.2 server and I'd have to work with Crystal Reports—I can't stand their stuff!

SRS is very nice, although I don't much care for having to use Visual Basic for the more programmatic components. I'll take C++ and the STL over VB and anything any day of the week.

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Camping
Posted in General
Afternoon watch, 3 bells (1:36 pm)

Tonight I head off to Camp Easton, on Lake Coeur d'Alene for my final training session with the BSA. This basically means I get to put an additional patch on my arm that says "BSA Trained". Apparently our troop is near the bottom of the ratio of trained leaders to non-trained leaders.

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