The SQL Saturday Thread

  • Jeff Moden

    SSC Guru

    Points: 993770

    Ed Wagner - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 11:42 AM

    Ray K - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:58 AM

    Jeff and I are going to SQL Saturday Cincinnati this weekend.  It'll be the first time at that city's event for both of us.

    Heh... yeah... and I just found out parking isn't free and that's on top of the fact that they scheduled by two back-to-back sessions in different rooms.  πŸ™

    --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.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. πŸ˜‰

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems

  • Jeff Moden

    SSC Guru

    Points: 993770

    I'm also going to be in  Colorado Springs for the SQLSaturday on April 6th.  It's been on my bucket list but couldn't afford the flight money or time-wise.  Figured out that it's a fair bit cheaper to fly to Denver, rent a car, and drive 90 minutes than it is to take a plane all the way and then still rent a car.

    --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.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. πŸ˜‰

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems

  • Michael L John

    One Orange Chip

    Points: 25666

    Jeff Moden - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 11:45 AM

    Heh... yeah... and I just found out parking isn't free and that's on top of the fact that they scheduled by two back-to-back sessions in different rooms.  πŸ™

    On your way back home, stop at Skyline Chili and get a 4-way for your "before drive home meal".  Guaranteed to keep you awake on the way home.  May even be forced to take a few rest stops on the way.

    Michael L John
    If you assassinate a DBA, would you pull a trigger?
    To properly post on a forum:
    http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/61537/

  • Lynn Pettis

    SSC Guru

    Points: 442098

    Michael L John - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:20 PM

    On your way back home, stop at Skyline Chili and get a 4-way for your "before drive home meal".  Guaranteed to keep you awake on the way home.  May even be forced to take a few rest stops on the way.

    Lived here in Colorado Springs for most of my life, never heard of them. I may have to check it out.

  • Ed Wagner

    SSC Guru

    Points: 286950

    Lynn Pettis - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:22 PM

    Lived here in Colorado Springs for most of my life, never heard of them. I may have to check it out.

    Mike is definitely referring to Cincinnati when he's talking about the chili.  As the one in the truck with Jeff, I can say that neither one of us want the other to eat it before we leave.

  • Michael L John

    One Orange Chip

    Points: 25666

    Lynn Pettis - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:22 PM

    Lived here in Colorado Springs for most of my life, never heard of them. I may have to check it out.

    They are a chain in the Cincinnati area.  The locals love it.

    Michael L John
    If you assassinate a DBA, would you pull a trigger?
    To properly post on a forum:
    http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/61537/

  • Ray K

    SSC-Dedicated

    Points: 31017

    Michael L John - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:30 PM

    They are a chain in the Cincinnati area.  The locals love it.

    I might make a trip to Cincinnati just for this!

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  • Ed Wagner

    SSC Guru

    Points: 286950

    Ray K - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:33 PM

    I might make a trip to Cincinnati just for this!

    Note that Mike said that the "locals love it," but didn't say anything about anyone else. πŸ˜‰

  • Michael L John

    One Orange Chip

    Points: 25666

    Ray K - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:33 PM

    I might make a trip to Cincinnati just for this!

    Make sure you have plenty of fresh air available afterwards.

    Michael L John
    If you assassinate a DBA, would you pull a trigger?
    To properly post on a forum:
    http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/61537/

  • Jeff Moden

    SSC Guru

    Points: 993770

    Michael L John - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:40 PM

    Make sure you have plenty of fresh air available afterwards.

    You get much better gas mileage if you siphon it off and feed it to the air intake on the engine. πŸ˜€

    --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.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. πŸ˜‰

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems

  • Eric M Russell

    SSC Guru

    Points: 124951

    Who else here will be at SQL Saturday in Atlanta tomorrow?

    "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Instead, seek what they sought." - Matsuo Basho

  • Jeff Moden

    SSC Guru

    Points: 993770

    Ok... first of all, the SQL Saturday in Colorado Springs was a blast and it was absolutely fantastic to finally meet Lynn Pettis.Β  We've been friends and fellow SQL warriors on this forum for more than a decade but we'd never met.Β  Not only met him but got some quality time talking with him.Β  What a treat that was.

    I'm giving my 2 "Black Arts" Index Maintenance sessions in Columbus, OH on Jun 8th.Β  Ed has other commitments that week so it's going to be a long drive there and back alone.

    I've timed my yearly trip to RI to see family with the SQL Saturday out there and submitted the 2 "Black Arts" sessions for that one.

    And, I'm doing session #3 on the same subject remotely for the Baltimore users group this coming Tuesday night (5/21) .

    And, finally, Ed and I are starting to put the final touches on the "Black Arts" Index Maintenance Precon for Pittsburgh.Β  Unless all hell breaks loose, we should be able to make the precon submittal in 4 or 5 weeks.

    --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.
    "If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
    When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8 is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. πŸ˜‰

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems

  • Luis Cazares

    SSC Guru

    Points: 183516

    Eric M Russell wrote:

    Who else here will be at SQL Saturday in Atlanta tomorrow?

    They keep making the event on my wife's birthday weekend, so I'm forced to skip it.

    Luis C.
    General Disclaimer:
    Are you seriously taking the advice and code from someone from the internet without testing it? Do you at least understand it? Or can it easily kill your server?

    How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help: Option 1 / Option 2
  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

    SSC Guru

    Points: 714311

    Would love to go to ATL, but was in LA this week, Austin next week, so can't take more days away from home. No real desire to either.

    My schedule for the next few months will get me my first SQL Saturday of the year:

    • Brisbane (June 1)
    • Christchurch (June 8)
    • Melbourne (June 15)
    • Pensacola (June 29)
    • Austin (July 13, hopefully)
    • Maybe Lousiville. Trying to decide. Maybe OKC later that month
    • Hopefully Orlando
    • Perhaps Memphis or Pitt. Really enjoyed Pitt, but never been to Memphis.
    • maybe one more.

     

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