Weekend DBA's

  • So here I am answering a few forum posts and reading some articles that I didn't find time for during the week...

    I was just wondering how many other people are using this or other sites on a weekend....or maybe even remoting into the office and doing a bit more (I'm not quite going that far this weekend!).

  • You are not alone... it's in our blood and nature to do all the things you mentioned.

    --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)

  • Well, since I forgot about Database Weekly, I am :w00t:

  • Ever since I started working from home I've found that weekends don't mean quite as much. It matters to no one whether I work on Wednesday and go shopping and to the library on Saturday or go shopping and to the library on Wednesday and work on Saturday.

    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
  • I'm not logged in from home, putting in extra time, working on extra projects and especially I'm not cruising the boards at SSC... CRAP!

    "The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood"
    - Theodore Roosevelt

    Author of:
    SQL Server Execution Plans
    SQL Server Query Performance Tuning

  • I'm using it over the weekend also, and sometimes happens that I'm reading SSC articles in an early Sunday hours (like 3 AM).

    This just proves that "I have no life" :crazy: :alien:

    "It takes 15 minutes to learn the game and a lifetime to master"
    "Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality."

  • As DBAs we generally have 'different' working hours. Lots of nights and weekends - especially for 'production support DBAs. So why would you find it 'odd' to be on SSC at night or on the weekend or both ?

    I get Some of the best information from SSC on week nights after 11:00 PM, weekends all throughout the night. Sunday mornings are my 'special' time for Database Weekly.

    This is in addition to my 'normal' weekday 'daytime' hours.

    Oh, I reside in the US in the Central Time Zone.

    RegardsRudy KomacsarSenior Database Administrator"Ave Caesar! - Morituri te salutamus."

  • I know I do, I'm always trying to learn something new. And even as much as I post solutions to other people's questions, I still get a lot out of other positions offered.


  • I'm quite usually more busy on the weekends than during the week. So I don't often get to hit SSC on the weekend.

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    "Nobody knows the age of the human race, but everyone agrees it's old enough to know better." - Anon

  • Nice! Glad I'm not alone...It's a bit quieter on the weekends, but its cool to catch up on the articles...

    I will say though that when my wife catches me typing away, she generally asks...."Are you geeking again?!".

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