Notes from the trip: Four hour drive between traffic and rain, about an hour longer than I would have liked. The new service plaza at Fort Drum on the Turnpike is nice, but I thought the old model had better/easier parking. Ah well. Speaker dinner was at Carrabas. Not a bad venue, but I think […]Read more "Notes From SQLSaturday South Florida"
I Gotta See the Code is a security question about viewing the code to a stored procedure. Two points if you get figure out all the correct answers! So far it’s working out to be a hard question, only 17% getting all of them.Read more "I Gotta See the Code–Question of the Day"
Fathers Day coincided with the family vacation this year and maybe more than some years I had the time to think a little on being a father. Thinking about the gleeful giggle of my oldest daughter when you she sees through my tricks and the devious and delightful cackle of my youngest daughter when she […]Read more "Reflections On Fathers Day"
I’m leaving early afternoon for the longish drive to South Florida for SQLSaturday tomorrow. The schedule looks impressive! I missed the last two years due to scheduling conflicts with my vacation, this year I made things easier and scheduled my vacation to coincide! I’m on vacation all of the following week and we’ll spend that […]Read more "SQL Saturday South Florida And Then Vacation"
It’s been a while since I’ve used SSIS for anything of substantial complexity, and a lot longer than that since I went through the SSIS class that Brian Knight taught back when we were in the training business together. Recently I had a chance to take on a small project with some twists and it’s […]Read more "SSIS Lessons Learned, Or Not, And Mistakes Beginners Make"
I read a lot and one of the topics I enjoy reading about is woodworking. Recently I’ve been on a de-clutter kick and part of that is a trimming down a big stack of wood working magazines. I sent some to a friend, and was thinking to drop the rest at the used book store […]Read more "Giving Away Woodworking Magazines"
Did the list of states in the title catch your eye? That’s the list of states where PASS is trying to get a SQLSaturday going. I think it’s a worthy goal to try to have at least one event in each state here in the US (and every country in the world too). Maybe you […]Read more "SQLSaturday in Vermont, Idaho, South Dakota, Montana, Alaska, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Wyoming"