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The Scary DBA

I have twenty+ years experience in IT. That time was spent in technical support, development and database administration. I work forRed Gate Software as a Product Evangelist. I write articles for publication at SQL Server Central, Simple-Talk, PASS Book Reviews and SQL Server Standard. I have published two books, ”Understanding SQL Server Execution Plans” and “SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled.” I’m one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group and its current president. I also work on part-time, short-term, off-site consulting contracts. In 2009 and 2010 I was awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. In the past I’ve been called rough, intimidating and scary. To which I usually reply, “Good.” You can contact me through grant -at- scarydba dot kom (unobfuscate as necessary).

Active August #1


I like to blog about technical topics and community, not personal stuff. However, this is a community post. A number of active SQL Server DBA’s & Developers on Twitter have decided to make August a self-help, support-group month for eating well and being active, Active August. I’m taking part. I’ll be posting updates on my weight and general activity once a week.

Today, I start with a weight of 194.5.  I went to sword class this morning and spent almost three hours outside splitting wood (with a splitter, I don’t have to use the maul these days).

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