Friday night I took my wife out for Valentine’s Dinner. We had a reservation for 9 pm and I hoped that later in the evening we could enjoy a slow, quiet dinner. It was for a very nice restaurant, one where you’ll drop $150 or so on dinner for two. Things went wrong from the […]Read more "The Challenge of Customer Service"
If you don’t have kids you might not get the title of the post, it’s part of the theme song from The Lego Movie. We went to see it this past Saturday. Good fun! Lots of stuff to enjoy. The average hero pining for the girl who already has a boyfriend – Batman! The have […]Read more "Everything Is Awesome"
Today I watched DATAVIZ YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD NOT DO WITH SSRS by Jason Thomas. The intro felt long, but once the content started it was fun to watch someone do some nice tricks with Reporting Services as far as visualizing data. The focus was using the capabilities provided with Reporting Services in unusual (to […]Read more "Learning About Reporting & Visualization"
I’ve been trying out the Melitta Coffee Brewer for a few weeks. Not much to it, it’s just a plastic stand that holds a coffee filter. Add coffee, then add water to do a “pour over” and wait for it to drip into the cup. It comes in two sizes, one that uses a small […]Read more "Melitta Coffee Brewer"
Amusing myself for a minute at Google Trends. Anyone missing 2005?Read more "Interest In SQL Server Seems To Be Declining?"
I found Tell Me How I’m Doing by Richard L. Williams at the local library. It’s a book about giving feedback, told as a story. To condense a lot, the technique they teach is to think of everyone having a ‘feedback bucket’ that has holes in the bottom. If a manager doesn’t put enough feedback […]Read more "Review: Tell Me How I’m Doing"
On Friday I was finally able to spend a couple hours looking at the Redgate Ecosystem, which is essentially a framework for building an SSMS add-in. In about 3 hours I was able to download the framework, take the sample solution and change it to run a script to generate a database snapshot of the […]Read more "Building an SSMS Add-In Using Redgate Ecosystem"
I’ll be at Code Camp Orlando on March 22, 2014 doing a presentation on storing credit cards in SQL Server (though a lot of what I’ll talk about applies to any database). Here is the SQL track: 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM 5 TSQL Commands I’ve been Missing – Jason Carter 10:00 AM – […]Read more "Presenting at Code Camp Orlando"
The schedule just went up, I’ll be presenting PCI for the SQL DBA this year. Looking forward to visiting Tampa again, and taking my kids to the nearby science center. Should be a good trip!Read more "Presenting at SQLSaturday Tampa"
Strange that I’ve never had/wanted to do this before, helping someone do it today and renaming it causes everything to break. The main ReportDB (regardless of what you named it) has hard references to the location to the ReportingTempDB (whatever it was called when you did the install). I found this post from quite a […]Read more "Renaming The Reporting Services TempDB Database"