Time To Recharge

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    ----------------------------------------------------The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood... Theodore RooseveltThe Scary DBAAuthor of: SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning, 5th Edition and SQL Server Execution Plans, 3rd EditionProduct Evangelist for Red Gate Software

  • I’ve glanced at the title of the latest SQL Server Central newsletter “Lots of Interesting Tech News” and it looked like, “Lost Interest in Tech News” :- ) Then I read the first post from Grant Fritchey about taking some time off: good post, good timing and good opportunity to misread the title of the newsletter :- )

  • Yep. Pretty much.

    Ha!

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  • Rayis Imayev wrote:

    I’ve glanced at the title of the latest SQL Server Central newsletter “Lots of Interesting Tech News” and it looked like, “Lost Interest in Tech News” :- ) Then I read the first post from Grant Fritchey about taking some time off: good post, good timing and good opportunity to misread the title of the newsletter :- )

    Rayis, it is true that often our brains do strange things with language.  And it gets worse with age, epecially if you have a sarcastic bent.  There is always a risk to sarcasm.

    On the other hand, lots of the time it is just the use of automation such as spell check and auto complete software.  I see this especially on news websites.  One can hardly ever read the news without seeing blatant misuse of language, often with very bad results.

    If the lost interest gets too bad, just look for the 'unsubscribe' link.

    Rick

    One of the best days of my IT career was the day I told my boss if the problem was so simple he should go fix it himself.

  • Have a great time off, Grant!

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  • just remember when to unwind ....

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  • Good on you, learning to solder. Its a useful skill, one I still have not mastered, but it opens up a variety of possibilities and artistic endeavors. If you ever decide to visit some of the smaller battlefields in Virginia, especially around Richmond, take a little time out to visit some of our breweries and distilleries.

    Enjoy your time, and looking forward to your return when its over.

    Luther

     

  • I didn't think much of the sabbatical until I took one. After my second, I think it's a great way to reward long term employees with a chance to unwind and come back stronger.

    Enjoy the time away, Grant, and if you read this before the end of August, shame on you.

  • Enjoy your time off Grant.

    I don't know if they still do it but you used to be able to tour Gettysburg on horseback. It was an amazing experience.

  • Uh oh. All the shame.

    Thanks Steve.

    Appreciate it Luther. I plan to hit the Virginia battlefields someday.

    Tom, not sure, but I had a blast tromping around the Gettysburg battlefield with the scouts. We even reenacted Picket's charge (albeit with far less destruction & death).

    ----------------------------------------------------The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood... Theodore RooseveltThe Scary DBAAuthor of: SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning, 5th Edition and SQL Server Execution Plans, 3rd EditionProduct Evangelist for Red Gate Software

  • Grant, hope you enjoy the Gettysburg visit.  If you want it personalized, contact my nephew Tom Clark, tclarkguide@gmail.com, who has been a teacher for years and does guided tours at the battlefield.  Your paths may cross, but he is getting ready to leave for some relief work in Ukraine and Romania so he might not be there when you visit.  I told him you are planning to visit. You'll recognize him.  Looks just like Senator Tom Cotton!

    Rick

    One of the best days of my IT career was the day I told my boss if the problem was so simple he should go fix it himself.

  • This summer: two Cardinals games to see Albert Pujols' swansong. We opted for Phoenix ... in August. But, stadium is in-doors, so air conditioned and no chance of rainouts. And, the convenience of airport/ballpark/hotel were unbeatable and everything well priced.

    Enjoy your Civil War journeys. Been to Vicksburg, but didn't have a chance to explore. After 10 years of dreaming, I was supremely happy to visit Gettysburg in 2018, and already looking forward to another visit. Found a superb app that works with the Auto Tour, videos included (Gettysburg Driving Tour, worth every penny).

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  • Thanks Rick, but I'm not actually going to Gettysburg this trip. Sorry for the confusion. This time it's Pea Ridge and Vicksburg.

     

    ----------------------------------------------------The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood... Theodore RooseveltThe Scary DBAAuthor of: SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning, 5th Edition and SQL Server Execution Plans, 3rd EditionProduct Evangelist for Red Gate Software

  • Have fun with the baseball. Most fun I've had is going to the games with Allen White. I like watching him watch the game. Far more fun than the game itself (sorry, not a fan, not detracting from it, again, I'll go in a NY second with Allen).

    ----------------------------------------------------The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood... Theodore RooseveltThe Scary DBAAuthor of: SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning, 5th Edition and SQL Server Execution Plans, 3rd EditionProduct Evangelist for Red Gate Software

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