Earlier this year Brent Ozar invited me to attend some of his online classes for free. Free is good! Training is good! I signed up with a few thoughts in mind: I had not taken a class recently (I like to self learn, perhaps to a fault) I was curious to see how Brent did […]Read more "Getting Schooled by Brent"
A few months back I ran across this article for checking semantic equivalencies of queries. That’s interesting, from the perspective of someone that has once or twice rewritten a query to be faster and then discovered it was subtly different. I don’t think we have the equivalent. We can compare query plans hashes, but often […]Read more "SQL Solver"
Various and possibly amazing notes: Because I waited too long the best flight I could get was into George Bush instead of Hobby, which meant driving around (literally, on the beltway) Houston and it left at a not-so-fun 7 am on Friday. I got a car from Dollar. Got the cheapest one they had, wasn’t […]Read more "Notes From SQLSaturday Houston 2018"
Last week PASS sent out an email saying that on June 15 all the tweets from @sqlsat would be changed to come from @sqlpass (and no more “attending” tweets”). The next day the deadline was moved to June 22 in response to feedback. You can read the official post here. Handled well? Probably not. Is […]Read more "What Twitter Account Should SQLSaturday Use?"
Notes: Due to travel delays I missed the speaker dinner. I missed the chance to catch up and meet new people, but I have to admit the introvert in me enjoyed a quiet evening before a busy Saturday. That’s not to suggest that I will plan to miss more, it’s an invaluable networking opportunity (if […]Read more "Notes on SQLSaturday South Florida 2018"
Late writing notes! 55 registered, 28 attended. Not bad, and about on track for expected 50% drop. Really, 28 made for a good meeting. Posted to meetup, one email out to the oPASS/MagicPASS list, so by design not doing a lot of extra messaging. First meeting downtown, but strangely almost no one attending worked downtown! […]Read more "Notes on the May 2018 SQLOrlando Meetup"
Continuing the notes I wrote in Update #1, got a few more things done last week: Received confirmation that the event was approved, good! Logged in to the admin site and did these things (about 10 mins): Set the call for speakers end date Picked vegetarian as a lunch option (there are others you can […]Read more "SQLSaturday Orlando 2018 – Planning Update #2"