It's time to start blogging again. And for my first post in a very long time, I mainly want to thank the SQL Server community for putting so much valuable information out there. Recently we had a rare deadlock appear, and it reminded me of a previous encounter I had… Read more
SQLSaturday #250 Pittsburgh is in the books, and I'd like to sincerely thank the organizers, sponsors, volunteers, and speakers for making the event possible. I've been just doing the 9-5 drudgery of late, and the best part for me was interacting with a group of people who were interested in… Read more
|SQL Saturday #171 Pittsburgh preparations continue, and the schedule has been posted for your review. If you're anywhere in the area on October 6th, please join us at La Roche College for some great free SQL training.|
Personally, I've had to curtail my activities with the planning committee due to… Read more
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo:Herbert Spencer, used under Creative Commons License.
It's October 6th, at La Roche College, just north of the city proper. A few of us on the committee visited the venue last Thursday, and I have to… Read more
Man it's tough to get in all that you want to do, isn't it? I've been trying to get my blogging activities rebooted, and do some volunteer work as well. I'm starting to combine the two by volunteering on the SQL Saturday Committee for SQL Saturday #171 Pittsburgh (October 6th,… Read more
It's official, there's going to be a SQL Saturday in Pittsburgh this year!
Pittsburgh has a vibrant tech community, and if you're… Read more
I was running some tests on some purchased data this morning, and was getting a little perturbed because I was finding that "John A Smith DO", "John S Smith MD", "John B Smith", and a few others were all associated with the same identifier.
To me, these are not the… Read more