This past weekend I had the opportunity to go visit Washington DC. It was the first time I got to stay in the Nation’s capitol for more than just a few hours. It is also the first time that I was able to see any of the monuments in the… Read more
Tis the season once again. We have SQL gifts a plenty for any and all who wish to partake.
T-SQL Tuesday is a recurring blog party, that is started by Adam Machanic (Blog | @AdamMachanic). Each month a blog will host the party, and everyone that want’s to can write a blog about a specific subject.
This month the subject is “Cloud Atlas”. If you want to… Read more
I am about to set sail on a new venture with my next official whistle stop. This year has been plenty full of whistle stops and I plan on continuing. You can read (in full) about previous whistle stops and why they are called whistle stops here.
Suffice it… Read more
Something I have a hard time by-passing is a good R2 unit. I have R2 units in so many different forms, including a standing R2 cake one year for my birthday. So when I cam across this R2 unit, I just had to share it.
That is a pumpkin carved… Read more
In my day to day operations I have the opportunity to work with people in various capacities in regards to data. Sometimes it is in the capacity of a mentor, sometimes in the capacity of a consultant, and sometimes just in the capacity of the dude that fixes the problem. Read more
While not technically the first day of Summit since the official start is yet to come, here are my thoughts on Sunday and Monday of PASS Summit 2013.
For many of us the week began Sunday evening. Many, the start was not until Tuesday. Others still might have started Monday… Read more
The SQL Crazy train continues chugging along this month. The next two whistle stops are back to back in the Carolinas.
Last month I blogged about the SQL Crazy train making a whistle stop in Providence Rhode Island. A couple of weeks prior to that, you may have read this article about the Salt Lake City event.
What you have not seen is a recap of either of those… Read more
This is a very hectic time of year in the SQL Community. Add the usual stresses of work, family and… Read more
I have had the distinct pleasure of being asked to review a book by RedGate. The book is by a friend and respected community member Gail Shaw (blog | twitter). The book is a stairways style book and is titled “SQL Server Transaction Log Management.”
I… Read more
One of the best lines I heard in the past few weeks was “That train has sailed.” Combine that with a crazy schedule and we now have a SQL Crazy train that floats from event to event.
Next whistle stop is Providence Rhode Island at…
Good news everybody. October 1st is no longer the day that the MCM was prescribed to die. The Microsoft Certified Master is now on life support until December 31st, 2013. Which means that the Jan 1st (for any interested in New Years resolutions), the Advanced Certifications at Microsoft will have… Read more
My deadline is fast approaching. It seems these days that editors have no patience. On top of that there is this ever-shrinking deadline problem and the constantly shrinking lead-time to publication issue.
Oh wait, it’s only TSQL Tuesday. But the end of TSQL Tuesday is fast approaching, and I am… Read more
Are you ready for some SQL?
If you are like me, you are probably almost always ready for some SQL. Well, we have just what you are hungry for – more SQL.
Thursday evening we have the distinct pleasure of having Bob Hovious present to the Las Vegas SQL… Read more
Fast approaching (yeah just a couple of days out now), is SQLSaturday 246. This year t
he event is sort of in Salt Lake City, being another 10-15 minutes south on the I-15 corridor.
I will be presenting this year. I will also be attending to socialize, network, and learn… Read more
Wow, more than two weeks past SQL Saturday in Curacao and I find a partially written wrap up post for Curacao in my queue. I had fully intended on getting this out much sooner than this.
My apologies to those interested parties for the huge delay.
Curacao offered an excellent… Read more
As of 11:04 PM MST ( -6 UTC ), the Microsoft Certified Master along with the other certifications in the Advanced certification series at Microsoft joined the ranks of the Panda on the Rare and Endangered Species list.
The email is readily available on the web, and can be read… Read more
We have the distinct pleasure once again to have a party full of SQL enthusiasts. The best part is that few if any of us are even in the same room or building for this party.
The party is known as TSQL Tuesday and this month is hosted by Mickey… Read more