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  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor (9/9/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/8/2014)


    Agreed 1000%. This is the reason I have not yet ever made it to a Sql Saturday in Kansas City. :angry: Thanks for helping me confirm that my decision to stay with my kids is the right choice. I really wish I had the chance to meet Steve and many others who are volunteering their own valuable time to speak here in my city. I will have to continue my friendship with these people digitally for at least one more event. I have been told some others around that "you are dead to me because you have never made it to a sql saturday". To that I shall have to continue my reply that my kids are more important to me and hope they understand.

    Totally understand and enjoy the day. If you can swing by early, late, love to shake your hand. We'll also be at the Royals game Fri night for the speaker dinner if you want to.

    Hopefully I'll be back next year.

    I think I should be able to make it for the afternoon sessions. The last game should be done a little before noon. Cerner is about 45 minutes away from the soccer field so I think I could make it by the 12:45 session or at least be early for the next one. Registration is full but I am on the waiting list. I will be able to stick around for the social hour at the end for sure.

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  • Sean Lange (9/9/2014)


    Steve Jones - SSC Editor (9/9/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/8/2014)


    Agreed 1000%. This is the reason I have not yet ever made it to a Sql Saturday in Kansas City. :angry: Thanks for helping me confirm that my decision to stay with my kids is the right choice. I really wish I had the chance to meet Steve and many others who are volunteering their own valuable time to speak here in my city. I will have to continue my friendship with these people digitally for at least one more event. I have been told some others around that "you are dead to me because you have never made it to a sql saturday". To that I shall have to continue my reply that my kids are more important to me and hope they understand.

    Totally understand and enjoy the day. If you can swing by early, late, love to shake your hand. We'll also be at the Royals game Fri night for the speaker dinner if you want to.

    Hopefully I'll be back next year.

    I think I should be able to make it for the afternoon sessions. The last game should be done a little before noon. Cerner is about 45 minutes away from the soccer field so I think I could make it by the 12:45 session or at least be early for the next one. Registration is full but I am on the waiting list. I will be able to stick around for the social hour at the end for sure.

    Really I blame Steve et al for not thinking your kids are important enough to go to their soccer game instead...:hehe:

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  • jcrawf02 (9/9/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/9/2014)


    Steve Jones - SSC Editor (9/9/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/8/2014)


    Agreed 1000%. This is the reason I have not yet ever made it to a Sql Saturday in Kansas City. :angry: Thanks for helping me confirm that my decision to stay with my kids is the right choice. I really wish I had the chance to meet Steve and many others who are volunteering their own valuable time to speak here in my city. I will have to continue my friendship with these people digitally for at least one more event. I have been told some others around that "you are dead to me because you have never made it to a sql saturday". To that I shall have to continue my reply that my kids are more important to me and hope they understand.

    Totally understand and enjoy the day. If you can swing by early, late, love to shake your hand. We'll also be at the Royals game Fri night for the speaker dinner if you want to.

    Hopefully I'll be back next year.

    I think I should be able to make it for the afternoon sessions. The last game should be done a little before noon. Cerner is about 45 minutes away from the soccer field so I think I could make it by the 12:45 session or at least be early for the next one. Registration is full but I am on the waiting list. I will be able to stick around for the social hour at the end for sure.

    Really I blame Steve et al for not thinking your kids are important enough to go to their soccer game instead...:hehe:

    haha. Hey Steve want to skip your presentation and come watch my kids play soccer? We can head back to Cerner for the afternoon session. Let me know where I can pick you up. 😀

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  • Sean Lange (9/9/2014)


    haha. Hey Steve want to skip your presentation and come watch my kids play soccer? We can head back to Cerner for the afternoon session. Let me know where I can pick you up. 😀

    Well, if it were real football.......

    Or baseball.

    Wouldn't mind it, but probably upset people if I skip my talk.

  • BTW, it's not that kids aren't important, but it's a balance. I don't look at it as "if I died tomorrow". If I did that, I'd skip too many work items, or even things I want to do that conflict with their items.

    You have to make judgement calls. Hope for the best, plan for the worst.

    For SQL Sat, I'd likely skip the kids' items if it didn't impact them (meaning someone covers that does a good job). SQL Sat is once a year, soccer is 8-10 weeks/games. But that's me.

    I don't judge you for choosing your own path.

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor (9/9/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/9/2014)


    haha. Hey Steve want to skip your presentation and come watch my kids play soccer? We can head back to Cerner for the afternoon session. Let me know where I can pick you up. 😀

    Well, if it were real football.......

    Or baseball.

    Wouldn't mind it, but probably upset people if I skip my talk.

    ROFL. Real football...you mean the game where the only people who use their feet are the off season soccer players? 😀

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  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor (9/9/2014)


    BTW, it's not that kids aren't important, but it's a balance. I don't look at it as "if I died tomorrow". If I did that, I'd skip too many work items, or even things I want to do that conflict with their items.

    You have to make judgement calls. Hope for the best, plan for the worst.

    For SQL Sat, I'd likely skip the kids' items if it didn't impact them (meaning someone covers that does a good job). SQL Sat is once a year, soccer is 8-10 weeks/games. But that's me.

    I don't judge you for choosing your own path.

    I know you are not judging me. I am trying to see if I can find somebody to cover for me. Of course this all hinges on me being able to get a spot still. They only have room for 400 and they are all taken.

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  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor (9/9/2014)


    BTW, it's not that kids aren't important, but it's a balance. I don't look at it as "if I died tomorrow". If I did that, I'd skip too many work items, or even things I want to do that conflict with their items.

    You have to make judgement calls. Hope for the best, plan for the worst.

    For SQL Sat, I'd likely skip the kids' items if it didn't impact them (meaning someone covers that does a good job). SQL Sat is once a year, soccer is 8-10 weeks/games. But that's me.

    I don't judge you for choosing your own path.

    Personally I have a very strict "no work in weekends" rule. This also means no SQLSaturdays. There aren't that many around Belgium (at least in my budget) and the SQLServerDays is during the week, so I get along fine.

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  • Koen Verbeeck (9/9/2014)


    Steve Jones - SSC Editor (9/9/2014)


    BTW, it's not that kids aren't important, but it's a balance. I don't look at it as "if I died tomorrow". If I did that, I'd skip too many work items, or even things I want to do that conflict with their items.

    You have to make judgement calls. Hope for the best, plan for the worst.

    For SQL Sat, I'd likely skip the kids' items if it didn't impact them (meaning someone covers that does a good job). SQL Sat is once a year, soccer is 8-10 weeks/games. But that's me.

    I don't judge you for choosing your own path.

    Personally I have a very strict "no work in weekends" rule. This also means no SQLSaturdays. There aren't that many around Belgium (at least in my budget) and the SQLServerDays is during the week, so I get along fine.

    I understand that mentality for sure. I would however argue that a SQL Saturday is not really work. At least for me. It is a good chance to meet and network with people around the city and the world involved in the industry that I wouldn't have a chance to meet otherwise. At my job we have nobody who is an actual DBA. I am a developer myself so getting a chance to expand my knowledge into areas I don't normally have a chance to play with sounds pretty cool to me. It also gives me an excuse to get out of doing yard work in the afternoon. 😉

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  • Sean Lange (9/9/2014)


    Koen Verbeeck (9/9/2014)


    Steve Jones - SSC Editor (9/9/2014)


    BTW, it's not that kids aren't important, but it's a balance. I don't look at it as "if I died tomorrow". If I did that, I'd skip too many work items, or even things I want to do that conflict with their items.

    You have to make judgement calls. Hope for the best, plan for the worst.

    For SQL Sat, I'd likely skip the kids' items if it didn't impact them (meaning someone covers that does a good job). SQL Sat is once a year, soccer is 8-10 weeks/games. But that's me.

    I don't judge you for choosing your own path.

    Personally I have a very strict "no work in weekends" rule. This also means no SQLSaturdays. There aren't that many around Belgium (at least in my budget) and the SQLServerDays is during the week, so I get along fine.

    I understand that mentality for sure. I would however argue that a SQL Saturday is not really work. At least for me. It is a good chance to meet and network with people around the city and the world involved in the industry that I wouldn't have a chance to meet otherwise. At my job we have nobody who is an actual DBA. I am a developer myself so getting a chance to expand my knowledge into areas I don't normally have a chance to play with sounds pretty cool to me. It also gives me an excuse to get out of doing yard work in the afternoon. 😉

    It isn't really work for me as well, but to my wife and kids it does seem like work 😀

    Now, the only real big SQL Server event in Belgium is the SQL Server Days and that falls during the week, so I'm lucky.

    If I would only have a SQLSaturday once a year, I'd probably loosen the rule a bit. 🙂

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  • Koen Verbeeck (9/9/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/9/2014)


    Koen Verbeeck (9/9/2014)


    Steve Jones - SSC Editor (9/9/2014)


    BTW, it's not that kids aren't important, but it's a balance. I don't look at it as "if I died tomorrow". If I did that, I'd skip too many work items, or even things I want to do that conflict with their items.

    You have to make judgement calls. Hope for the best, plan for the worst.

    For SQL Sat, I'd likely skip the kids' items if it didn't impact them (meaning someone covers that does a good job). SQL Sat is once a year, soccer is 8-10 weeks/games. But that's me.

    I don't judge you for choosing your own path.

    Personally I have a very strict "no work in weekends" rule. This also means no SQLSaturdays. There aren't that many around Belgium (at least in my budget) and the SQLServerDays is during the week, so I get along fine.

    I understand that mentality for sure. I would however argue that a SQL Saturday is not really work. At least for me. It is a good chance to meet and network with people around the city and the world involved in the industry that I wouldn't have a chance to meet otherwise. At my job we have nobody who is an actual DBA. I am a developer myself so getting a chance to expand my knowledge into areas I don't normally have a chance to play with sounds pretty cool to me. It also gives me an excuse to get out of doing yard work in the afternoon. 😉

    It isn't really work for me as well, but to my wife and kids it does seem like work 😀

    Now, the only real big SQL Server event in Belgium is the SQL Server Days and that falls during the week, so I'm lucky.

    If I would only have a SQLSaturday once a year, I'd probably loosen the rule a bit. 🙂

    The once a year thing is what I going on. I am hoping I will be able to make it for the whole day but not sure yet. I know my wife and kids will see it as work. Although my wife is actually kind of pushing me to go. It is nice when your spouse works in the industry too. She is a development manager so she gets it.

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  • Sean Lange (9/9/2014)


    Koen Verbeeck (9/9/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/9/2014)


    Koen Verbeeck (9/9/2014)


    Steve Jones - SSC Editor (9/9/2014)


    BTW, it's not that kids aren't important, but it's a balance. I don't look at it as "if I died tomorrow". If I did that, I'd skip too many work items, or even things I want to do that conflict with their items.

    You have to make judgement calls. Hope for the best, plan for the worst.

    For SQL Sat, I'd likely skip the kids' items if it didn't impact them (meaning someone covers that does a good job). SQL Sat is once a year, soccer is 8-10 weeks/games. But that's me.

    I don't judge you for choosing your own path.

    Personally I have a very strict "no work in weekends" rule. This also means no SQLSaturdays. There aren't that many around Belgium (at least in my budget) and the SQLServerDays is during the week, so I get along fine.

    I understand that mentality for sure. I would however argue that a SQL Saturday is not really work. At least for me. It is a good chance to meet and network with people around the city and the world involved in the industry that I wouldn't have a chance to meet otherwise. At my job we have nobody who is an actual DBA. I am a developer myself so getting a chance to expand my knowledge into areas I don't normally have a chance to play with sounds pretty cool to me. It also gives me an excuse to get out of doing yard work in the afternoon. 😉

    It isn't really work for me as well, but to my wife and kids it does seem like work 😀

    Now, the only real big SQL Server event in Belgium is the SQL Server Days and that falls during the week, so I'm lucky.

    If I would only have a SQLSaturday once a year, I'd probably loosen the rule a bit. 🙂

    The once a year thing is what I going on. I am hoping I will be able to make it for the whole day but not sure yet. I know my wife and kids will see it as work. Although my wife is actually kind of pushing me to go. It is nice when your spouse works in the industry too. She is a development manager so she gets it.

    Must be nice to have someone to talk to that actually understands what you are talking about. My exes eyes would just glaze over and she would nod here head. Of course, she could get back at me by talking about muscles and such to me and I'd do the same thing.

  • Lynn Pettis (9/9/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/9/2014)


    Koen Verbeeck (9/9/2014)


    Sean Lange (9/9/2014)


    Koen Verbeeck (9/9/2014)


    Steve Jones - SSC Editor (9/9/2014)


    BTW, it's not that kids aren't important, but it's a balance. I don't look at it as "if I died tomorrow". If I did that, I'd skip too many work items, or even things I want to do that conflict with their items.

    You have to make judgement calls. Hope for the best, plan for the worst.

    For SQL Sat, I'd likely skip the kids' items if it didn't impact them (meaning someone covers that does a good job). SQL Sat is once a year, soccer is 8-10 weeks/games. But that's me.

    I don't judge you for choosing your own path.

    Personally I have a very strict "no work in weekends" rule. This also means no SQLSaturdays. There aren't that many around Belgium (at least in my budget) and the SQLServerDays is during the week, so I get along fine.

    I understand that mentality for sure. I would however argue that a SQL Saturday is not really work. At least for me. It is a good chance to meet and network with people around the city and the world involved in the industry that I wouldn't have a chance to meet otherwise. At my job we have nobody who is an actual DBA. I am a developer myself so getting a chance to expand my knowledge into areas I don't normally have a chance to play with sounds pretty cool to me. It also gives me an excuse to get out of doing yard work in the afternoon. 😉

    It isn't really work for me as well, but to my wife and kids it does seem like work 😀

    Now, the only real big SQL Server event in Belgium is the SQL Server Days and that falls during the week, so I'm lucky.

    If I would only have a SQLSaturday once a year, I'd probably loosen the rule a bit. 🙂

    The once a year thing is what I going on. I am hoping I will be able to make it for the whole day but not sure yet. I know my wife and kids will see it as work. Although my wife is actually kind of pushing me to go. It is nice when your spouse works in the industry too. She is a development manager so she gets it.

    Must be nice to have someone to talk to that actually understands what you are talking about. My exes eyes would just glaze over and she would nod here head. Of course, she could get back at me by talking about muscles and such to me and I'd do the same thing.

    Not sure which is "better". We both understand just enough of each others jobs to make things confusing. We talk about the details of a project and the blank stare is still there because we don't know the people or the product.

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