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  • TomThomson - Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:12 AM

    Jeff Moden - Monday, February 25, 2019 12:16 PM

    Must be something in the air.  My Mom died Friday.  I've been ready for it for a couple of years and it's actually a blessing in disguise for the old gal... she was suffering pretty badly and her care took a seriously intense toll on my Brother and his wife (they did a remarkable job).

    Condolences,  both for the death and for the two years of bad suffering

    Thanks, Tom.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)
    Intro to Tally Tables and Functions

  • David Burrows - Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:03 AM

    Jeff Moden - Monday, February 25, 2019 12:16 PM

    Must be something in the air.  My Mom died Friday.  I've been ready for it for a couple of years and it's actually a blessing in disguise for the old gal... she was suffering pretty badly and her care took a seriously intense toll on my Brother and his wife (they did a remarkable job).

    My heartfelt condolences my ol' friend.

    Everyone must leave something behind when they die.
    A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted.
    Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look
    at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.
    It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so as long as you change something from the way it was before
    you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away.

    Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

    Thanks, David.  Seems like you and I have "known" each other forever.  You were one of the first folks I "met" when I first joined SSC.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)
    Intro to Tally Tables and Functions

  • Brandie Tarvin - Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:31 AM

    I'm sorry for your loss, Jeff. You, your brother, and his wife have my condolences. Being caretaker for a loved one is one of the hardest jobs there is. I hope your brother and his wife are getting the additional support they need to get past this. And you know if you need anything, you just need to ask us.

    Thanks, Brandie.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)
    Intro to Tally Tables and Functions

  • Jeff Moden - Monday, February 25, 2019 12:16 PM

    Must be something in the air.  My Mom died Friday.  I've been ready for it for a couple of years and it's actually a blessing in disguise for the old gal... she was suffering pretty badly and her care took a seriously intense toll on my Brother and his wife (they did a remarkable job).

    Sorry to hear about your loss.  Even when a loved one has been released from suffering it is still hard.

  • Jack Corbett - Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:53 PM

    Jeff Moden - Monday, February 25, 2019 12:16 PM

    Must be something in the air.  My Mom died Friday.  I've been ready for it for a couple of years and it's actually a blessing in disguise for the old gal... she was suffering pretty badly and her care took a seriously intense toll on my Brother and his wife (they did a remarkable job).

    Sorry to hear about your loss.  Even when a loved one has been released from suffering it is still hard.

    True enough.  It's never "easy".  Thanks, Jack.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)
    Intro to Tally Tables and Functions

  • Jeff Moden - Friday, March 1, 2019 8:01 AM

    Jack Corbett - Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:53 PM

    Jeff Moden - Monday, February 25, 2019 12:16 PM

    Must be something in the air.  My Mom died Friday.  I've been ready for it for a couple of years and it's actually a blessing in disguise for the old gal... she was suffering pretty badly and her care took a seriously intense toll on my Brother and his wife (they did a remarkable job).

    Sorry to hear about your loss.  Even when a loved one has been released from suffering it is still hard.

    True enough.  It's never "easy".  Thanks, Jack.

    The loss is hard, dealing with everything else afterward is even harder.

  • Had quite the scare this morning about 3:45. The dog suddenly started barking and the ring doorbell notification went off on our phones. My wife looked at the video without her glasses on and told me there were two people on our front porch. I jumped out of bed and threw on some clothes. There an SUV parked in the street at the bottom of our driveway with the lights on but I didn't see anybody. My first thought was they were breaking in the back door or into the garage where my woodshop is.

    I started towards the garage and noticed the overhead lights were on in the garage. My brain decided the potential thieves turned on the overhead so they could see in the garage. I opened the door but there was nobody around. I walked to the garage door and stuck my head around the back of the minivan and could see the suv in the street. I still didn't see any people. I went back in the house, closed the garage doors and shut off the overhead light. Then I went to the front door and turned on the outside lights. As soon as I did that the suv drove away fairly quickly.

    I called 911 and explained the whole situation. Within a few seconds he told me the suv was an officer and he would back to my door and asked if I would meet them. By this time my heart was going about a million miles an hour. About 30 seconds later they stopped across the street and walked up into the front yard. I let them in the door and they explained they noticed my garage was open and they were investigating because there has been a rash of thefts in our neighborhood lately. Even as brave as stealing cars out of the garage. I am grateful they investigated but damn that was a scary thing in the middle of the night.

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  • Sean Lange - Friday, March 1, 2019 11:01 AM

    Had quite the scare this morning about 3:45. The dog suddenly started barking and the ring doorbell notification went off on our phones. My wife looked at the video without her glasses on and told me there were two people on our front porch. I jumped out of bed and threw on some clothes. There an SUV parked in the street at the bottom of our driveway with the lights on but I didn't see anybody. My first thought was they were breaking in the back door or into the garage where my woodshop is.

    I started towards the garage and noticed the overhead lights were on in the garage. My brain decided the potential thieves turned on the overhead so they could see in the garage. I opened the door but there was nobody around. I walked to the garage door and stuck my head around the back of the minivan and could see the suv in the street. I still didn't see any people. I went back in the house, closed the garage doors and shut off the overhead light. Then I went to the front door and turned on the outside lights. As soon as I did that the suv drove away fairly quickly.

    I called 911 and explained the whole situation. Within a few seconds he told me the suv was an officer and he would back to my door and asked if I would meet them. By this time my heart was going about a million miles an hour. About 30 seconds later they stopped across the street and walked up into the front yard. I let them in the door and they explained they noticed my garage was open and they were investigating because there has been a rash of thefts in our neighborhood lately. Even as brave as stealing cars out of the garage. I am grateful they investigated but damn that was a scary thing in the middle of the night.

    Yikes. But … yay?

    Brandie Tarvin, MCITP Database AdministratorLiveJournal Blog: http://brandietarvin.livejournal.com/[/url]On LinkedIn!, Google+, and Twitter.Freelance Writer: ShadowrunLatchkeys: Nevermore, Latchkeys: The Bootleg War, and Latchkeys: Roscoes in the Night are now available on Nook and Kindle.

  • Hey, Tom. Does this help out with your situation? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47412708 IE, the two residences you have?

    Brandie Tarvin, MCITP Database AdministratorLiveJournal Blog: http://brandietarvin.livejournal.com/[/url]On LinkedIn!, Google+, and Twitter.Freelance Writer: ShadowrunLatchkeys: Nevermore, Latchkeys: The Bootleg War, and Latchkeys: Roscoes in the Night are now available on Nook and Kindle.

  • And... Does anyone have an GitHub / Octopus / Jenkins experience? https://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/2021578/Jenkins-Octopus-GitHub

    Brandie Tarvin, MCITP Database AdministratorLiveJournal Blog: http://brandietarvin.livejournal.com/[/url]On LinkedIn!, Google+, and Twitter.Freelance Writer: ShadowrunLatchkeys: Nevermore, Latchkeys: The Bootleg War, and Latchkeys: Roscoes in the Night are now available on Nook and Kindle.

  • Brandie Tarvin - Friday, March 1, 2019 11:27 AM

    Sean Lange - Friday, March 1, 2019 11:01 AM

    Had quite the scare this morning about 3:45. The dog suddenly started barking and the ring doorbell notification went off on our phones. My wife looked at the video without her glasses on and told me there were two people on our front porch. I jumped out of bed and threw on some clothes. There an SUV parked in the street at the bottom of our driveway with the lights on but I didn't see anybody. My first thought was they were breaking in the back door or into the garage where my woodshop is.

    I started towards the garage and noticed the overhead lights were on in the garage. My brain decided the potential thieves turned on the overhead so they could see in the garage. I opened the door but there was nobody around. I walked to the garage door and stuck my head around the back of the minivan and could see the suv in the street. I still didn't see any people. I went back in the house, closed the garage doors and shut off the overhead light. Then I went to the front door and turned on the outside lights. As soon as I did that the suv drove away fairly quickly.

    I called 911 and explained the whole situation. Within a few seconds he told me the suv was an officer and he would back to my door and asked if I would meet them. By this time my heart was going about a million miles an hour. About 30 seconds later they stopped across the street and walked up into the front yard. I let them in the door and they explained they noticed my garage was open and they were investigating because there has been a rash of thefts in our neighborhood lately. Even as brave as stealing cars out of the garage. I am grateful they investigated but damn that was a scary thing in the middle of the night.

    Yikes. But … yay?

    haha took about 5 years off my life but in the end I definitely glad the sheriff was watching out for us.

    _______________________________________________________________

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    Cross Tabs and Pivots, Part 1 – Converting Rows to Columns - http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/T-SQL/63681/
    Cross Tabs and Pivots, Part 2 - Dynamic Cross Tabs - http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Crosstab/65048/
    Understanding and Using APPLY (Part 1) - http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/APPLY/69953/
    Understanding and Using APPLY (Part 2) - http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/APPLY/69954/

  • Sean Lange - Friday, March 1, 2019 12:32 PM

    haha took about 5 years off my life but in the end I definitely glad the sheriff was watching out for us.

    Yeah, that scenario had about a hundred different directions it could have gone in and I think you got the best one out of all of them.  That's enough to get anyone's heart racing.

  • Ed Wagner - Friday, March 1, 2019 1:40 PM

    Yeah, that scenario had about a hundred different directions it could have gone in and I think you got the best one out of all of them.  That's enough to get anyone's heart racing.

    No kidding. It took me close to an hour to fall asleep after that. My wife crashed again much quicker than I did. I guess that is her just rewards as I am always the one who falls asleep first. She swears that I start snoring after I turn off the light before I have even laid my head down. I can't deny it because I am already sleeping. :Whistling:

    _______________________________________________________________

    Need help? Help us help you.

    Read the article at http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Best+Practices/61537/ for best practices on asking questions.

    Need to split a string? Try Jeff Modens splitter http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Tally+Table/72993/.

    Cross Tabs and Pivots, Part 1 – Converting Rows to Columns - http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/T-SQL/63681/
    Cross Tabs and Pivots, Part 2 - Dynamic Cross Tabs - http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Crosstab/65048/
    Understanding and Using APPLY (Part 1) - http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/APPLY/69953/
    Understanding and Using APPLY (Part 2) - http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/APPLY/69954/

  • Sean Lange - Friday, March 1, 2019 2:13 PM

    No kidding. It took me close to an hour to fall asleep after that. My wife crashed again much quicker than I did. I guess that is her just rewards as I am always the one who falls asleep first. She swears that I start snoring after I turn off the light before I have even laid my head down. I can't deny it because I am already sleeping. :Whistling:

    Wow.
    Not what you want at that time of the night, Sean.
    Glad it played out the way it did.

    Rodders...

  • Sorry for your loss, Jeff. What a tough time many people are having right now.

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