I haven’t written much in a while, having had to put more time into both personal and professional obligations over the past year. I still don’t have a lot of time/energy for it, but I miss the effort – calming, cathartic, useful. I still want to do more long form writing, but maybe that is […]Read more "Writing More This Month"
Ed Leighton-Dick published a challenge for new bloggers (or those who haven’t blogged in a while) to do one post a week during April. Great post, great reason for it, and I hope that many of you will give it a try. Read his post first! Some thoughts for those of you that are brand […]Read more "Thoughts on The SQL New Blogger Challenge"
If you haven’t noticed by now I’ve been writing quite a few questions of the day for SQLServerCentral. It started, as things often do, as just something to do that was different (before this year, my last one was in 2006!) but it’s grown beyond that. It’s a really interesting short form of writing and […]Read more "A Sherlockian Question Of the Day & Why I’m Writing Questions"
I saw this write up about Aaron Sorkin and the writing on Newsroom just after posting Blogging-Write More and found the part about meeting a weekly deadline for a series interesting – hugely paraphrased he says that you have to write it and let it go, there just isn’t time for perfection. If you think […]Read more "Sorkin On Writing"
Blogging isn’t easy. You have to come up with a topic, write about it, and then release it for the world to see. That’s three kinds of pressure. Now most of us don’t have hundreds or thousands of readers, but the pressure is still there, and it can lead to the trap of not writing. […]Read more "Blogging-Write More"
I wrote Write The Perfect Question (Of The Day) last week and yesterday dropped a note here about my latest question, Schema Renaming Fun. I’ve got a couple more in the pipeline (The Unusable User, and Alas Poor Snapshot, I Knew Him Well). Lessons learned/thought of so far: Make the case consistent on the queries, […]Read more "Some Notes On Writing A Question Of The Day"
I use Pocket for saving some stuff. It works well from Feedly when I see something I know I’ll want to look at again (or just later). I’m sure I don’t use it as much as I should or could, but I’m strangely slow to adopt tools sometimes – it will become natural and work […]Read more "Pocket's Most Popular"
Have you ever voted against something only to be glad later you got out voted? Too many years ago the idea of a question of the day for SQLServerCentral came up for discussion. I was against the idea not because it was a bad idea, but because it is one more thing to do every […]Read more "Write The Perfect Question (Of The Day)"
I’m writing this Friday evening in Cleveland at the hotel, relaxing after the speaker dinner and getting ready for SQLSaturday Cleveland tomorrow. They have a small table/desk, though calling it a desk is generous – no drawers and not a lot of surface 2 feet by 3 feet. It has a lamp that is useful […]Read more "I Think I Need A Writing Table"
Here are a few things I’ve found/had sent to me recently you may find interesting: Most Common GRE Words. 400 words in multiple choice format, care to test your vocabulary? Good stuff when you’ve got a few minutes to kill! What the Shuttle Booster Saw. HD video from the Space Shuttle, fun to watch, fun […]Read more "Link List for July 12, 2012"