• Steve Jones - SSC Editor

    SSC Guru

    Points: 721105

    Comments posted to this topic are about the item Farewell

  • kpgrover


    Points: 23

    Steve, do yourself a favor and totally unplug - even if only for a couple of weeks. No side projects, no blogs, etc. I promise you, your brain will thank you! And no, it won't shrivel up.

    Best wishes for a great time of R&R!


    SSC Guru

    Points: 281252

    Have some fun and enjoy the opportunity.

    On the side, will you be back June 14th or July 14th?

    Jason...AKA CirqueDeSQLeil
    I have given a name to my pain...MCM SQL Server, MVP
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  • Dalkeith

    Hall of Fame

    Points: 3684

    Good luck and have fun we 'll be fine. M

  • David McKinney


    Points: 10449

    We'll wait for you, man.


  • paul.goldstraw


    Points: 2626

    SQLRNNR (5/29/2014)

    Have some fun and enjoy the opportunity.

    On the side, will you be back June 14th or July 14th?

    He must mean July as SQLBits is July 17th, either that or i'm going to miss the conference i'm booked for by a month 🙂

  • call.copse


    Points: 17246

    6 weeks sounds like a lot - if you were anything like me it might just disappear without you getting anything done, apart from improving Mario Kart skills.

    Good luck with the flagpole.

  • Gail Shaw

    SSC Guru

    Points: 1004484

    SQLRNNR (5/29/2014)

    Have some fun and enjoy the opportunity.

    On the side, will you be back June 14th or July 14th?

    If Steve's managed to squeeze a 6 week break into a 2 week period, I really want to know his secret. 🙂

    Gail Shaw
    Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server, MVP, M.Sc (Comp Sci)
    SQL In The Wild: Discussions on DB performance with occasional diversions into recoverability

    We walk in the dark places no others will enter
    We stand on the bridge and no one may pass
  • crmitchell

    SSCarpal Tunnel

    Points: 4557

    He's clearly testing Redgate's new temporal compression module for the toolbelt.

    How else are we expected to provide solutions yesterday for the tasks we won't get a spec for until tomorrow?

  • Gary Varga

    SSC Guru

    Points: 82166

    Good luck Steve. I really hope you get out of it something worthwhile whether or not it was what you intended.

    PS Are you just a secret soccer fan and just watching the World Cup? (That's football to the rest of us!!!)


    -- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!

  • Ed Wagner

    SSC Guru

    Points: 286987

    Have a good time, Steve. If I can get some time when I actually unplug, I find out afterwards that it was quite relaxing. In any event, have fun.

  • jasona.work


    Points: 49996

    Steve, definately unplug as much as possible. While I've not taken a "sabatical," I've taken a couple vacations where I've had to 99% unplug and you come back from such a thing very well-rested.

    Take the time to improve yourself in some way...

    Improve your golf game, take up SCUBA, go mountain climbing, learn jazz trumpet...


  • Reeves Smith


    Points: 436

    Good man, have fun.

  • david.gugg


    Points: 5696

    Be sure to spend at least one day doing nothing but fishing!

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  • fificito


    Points: 419

    Good luck!!!

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