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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #15 on: 26 Oct 2005 10:39:44 am »
Powerhouse... So you must be one of the elderly around here ;)

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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #16 on: 26 Oct 2005 10:57:24 am »
Elderly, but not quite dead yet!  Perhaps Blue and I could start the "Cognoise Senior Citizens" club? (Sorry Blue, but after all those years on the PowerHouse List, I couldn't resist!)
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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #17 on: 26 Oct 2005 11:29:51 am »
Perhaps I should create my tutorials with a larger font, harder sound and let them move slower :P

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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #18 on: 27 Oct 2005 12:57:00 am »
ooh that's nasty.  And I just had a birthday too.

PowerHouse is STILL around and STILL being sold and STILL be used to develop new applications.  Just ask Conrad Whithall. 

I just got back from the Cognos 8 (BI) seminar in Sydney.  I am excited about what's happening with the BI tools.  I tried to convince the product manager, Mark, to consider including PowerHouse Web (Form Studio?) in Cognos 9 as a totally web based form designer utilising Framework Manager instead of PHD.  Not interested.  As far as he is concerned PH is a dead product and the BI side has no and never will haev any interest in it. :(

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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #19 on: 27 Oct 2005 02:05:43 am »
so PH is like COBOL... Still used and DEAD :D :P

Btw.. I also had my birthday last week...

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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #20 on: 27 Oct 2005 02:52:29 am »
Perhaps I should create my tutorials with a larger font, harder sound and let them move slower :P

Thanks for that, ReportNet Addict - it's good to know you have a warm, caring side to your nature :)  Maybe you could consider writing a version in sanskrit too?

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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #21 on: 27 Oct 2005 03:21:16 am »
Sorry... I know 10 languages but Sanskrit ain't one of them ... Sorry... Maybe when I've got time I'll try to study it :D

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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #22 on: 27 Oct 2005 07:42:25 am »
I loved that senior citizens crack  ;D

Mental picture of Abe Simpson and friends crowding around a re-run of Matlock!

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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #23 on: 27 Oct 2005 08:30:28 am »
LOL... Can't you add a magnifying glass for the elderly.. In the Netherlands, sites are tested on accessibility this... Something like:
http://www.seniorweb.nl/Default.htm and click on the text: "Grote letters" and select: "Grootst"

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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #24 on: 27 Oct 2005 08:42:53 am »
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It is a privilege to be part of such a great team here at Cognoise.com - I am constantly amazed at the depth of knowledge and experience I see in here, and the selfless dedication of those who do so much to assist others.

Amen!!!

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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #25 on: 27 Oct 2005 10:43:51 am »
I was invited to become a moderator back in July - I think Cognoise Administrator took pity on me and wanted to give me something useful to do.  :)

It is a privilege to be part of such a great team here at Cognoise.com - I am constantly amazed at the depth of knowledge and experience I see in here, and the selfless dedication of those who do so much to assist others.

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All the young kids at home should read MFGF's first few posts on ReportNet. From memory, he was the first non-startup team member I pleaded with to join us as a moderator. Then we all sat back....... ;D

We were lost when he went on his three week holiday!

BTW He is also an tek-tips MVP and I am very, very grateful for his participation.

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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #26 on: 28 Oct 2005 06:36:19 am »
Oh now you're making me blush!

I was honoured to be asked to participate, and I'm very grateful for the compliment.

MF

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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #27 on: 02 Sep 2010 05:52:49 am »
Holy necromancy, Batman! This is the oldest thread I've ever responded to! Since someone decided it was a good idea to make me a mod, I suppose I should introduce myself as well.

In December of 2007 I was asked to migrate a vast library of reports from Hyperion BRIO to a state-of-the-art BI platform called Cognos 8.2. Since the training I received was, at best, non existent, I was almost constantly going through the Cognoise forum archives looking for answers to various problems I had.

Since then, Cognos has helped me move onwards and upwards. I've done consultancy work for companies and government offices all over Israel, including the Road Safety Authority. I am proud to say that all statistics published by the RSA now come from Cognos.

I have one article (maybe two with the upcoming issue) published in Supportlink. I've taught several classes, some following the official IBM course, and some of my own design. At a recent Cognos convention I had two of my reporting platforms put on display and gave a lecture on modifying Cognos internals.

Primarily I am a reporting guy. I dabble in data modelling on occasion, but only when nobody else can do it.

I was thrilled to be invited to become moderator, and am still pretty happy about it. Cognoise has helped me countless times, and it's a pleasure and an honor to be part of the team.

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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #28 on: 25 Aug 2015 06:32:19 am »
Looks like this thread gets a new reply every 5 years or so....perhaps it is time once again for an update? It seems to me we have a new mod on the scene  :)

Heartiest welcome, bdbits, in your new role and many thanks for all the great contributions you have made as a member here.

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Re: Moderator? Who are they?
« Reply #29 on: 25 Aug 2015 04:57:01 pm »
Oh dear, aren't we supposed to be shrouded in the anonymity of the internet? No one said I would have to get real when they asked me to be a moderator. :D

bdbits enjoys long walks on the beach and romantic candlelight dinners. Oh wait, no, that's for some other site.  :o

(Given recent news events, I should note I am quite happily married for decades now. No Ashley Madison or the like, the above is just a silly attempt at humor. Which I've now ruined by having to explain that, lol.)

Let's see... Been in IT for 25 years or so, seen and done a lot of different things over the years, sort of a jack-of-all-trades and master of none. I've been doing the Cognos thing a little over six years, started on 8.2 (I think) and now on 10.2.1. A co-worker and I do most of the data warehouse design and implementation (whether Cognos or not), and Cognos modeling and support work with some report development now and then. We try to encourage self-service, which only works some of the time. I also do a fair bit of ETL with MS tools.

I was surprised at getting asked to be a moderator. I am no CognosPaul, but I try to help when I think I might have enough of a clue to point someone in the right direction. Then I hope someone else jumps in with the coup de grâce answer for the problem at hand.  8)

And that's about all I have to say about that.

 


       
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