Reviewing Your Past Efforts

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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  • MVDBA (Mike Vessey)

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    Now i'm interested in your reading interests. If I were a betting man I'd go with Ian M banks

    MVDBA

  • roger.plowman

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    Yep, everyone knows rule #1 of The Culture. 🙂

    Steve, remember the importance of Me time. Sometimes tech types are a little OCD and focus too hard on the new shiny and doing more tech, all the time.

    Just a thought...

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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    MVDBA (Mike Vessey) wrote:

    Now i'm interested in your reading interests. If I were a betting man I'd go with Ian M banks

    Tends to vary over time. I like some sci-fi, spy thrillers, legal items, medical items, historical fiction for escape. I went through all the Robert Parker books last year, in addition to other random items. The year before I re-read the Vince Flynn series. I've gone back and re-read some Heinlein over the years, and I've enjoyed the Spinward Fringe series.

    Some thoughtful items on life or specific areas in non-fiction. Gladwell is someone I enjoy reading, mostly random authors here.

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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    roger.plowman wrote:

    Yep, everyone knows rule #1 of The Culture. 🙂

    Steve, remember the importance of Me time. Sometimes tech types are a little OCD and focus too hard on the new shiny and doing more tech, all the time.

    Just a thought...

    I agree, and I do try to preach balance. I'm not too upset with my performance last year because I did need the time away from tech. I don't do a lot outside of work, but I also don't want to ignore my career. I think 50 hours a year is reasonable for outside work. Certainly doctors, CPAs, etc. do more. 100 is likely to help, but more than that can be a lot to tackle.

  • MVDBA (Mike Vessey)

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    Steve Jones - SSC Editor wrote:

    MVDBA (Mike Vessey) wrote:

    Now i'm interested in your reading interests. If I were a betting man I'd go with Ian M banks

    Tends to vary over time. I like some sci-fi, spy thrillers, legal items, medical items, historical fiction for escape. I went through all the Robert Parker books last year, in addition to other random items. The year before I re-read the Vince Flynn series. I've gone back and re-read some Heinlein over the years, and I've enjoyed the Spinward Fringe series.

    Some thoughtful items on life or specific areas in non-fiction. Gladwell is someone I enjoy reading, mostly random authors here.

    I'm reading isaac Asimov's short stories about robotics, but in the original Russian and using it as practice to translate. It's not bedtime reading, but on a Saturday afternoon in a pub with a nice sandwich it's quite a stress reliever.

    MVDBA

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    Hi Steve, based on list plan was/is switch to Data Science

    my guess you reached top of $ you can make as just SQL specialist (contract or permanent) with ~ 20 years of experience

    Did you have chance/result to applying to Data Science with higher revenue ?

    In Montreal,Canada (population 4.1 M) all BI position/data science listed ways bellow salary of Senior DBA

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  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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    Not really a switch, but an area of interest. I was hoping to get better at working with and gathering data. This is a big area of growth in SQL Server, as well as other platforms.

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