Month: February 2015

Our SQL Community

A community is a group of any size that shares common values.   When I was in the Army my main job, and that of just about all Soldiers, is to make sure that the Soldier above and below him in rank knows his job and can perform it if something should take the Soldier Read More

Have you planned for your Sunny Day?

A few weeks ago I watched a TEDx talk by Jay Demerit on this topic and it got me thinking, am I ready for an opportunity? A few days after, I stumbled on Brent Ozar‘s “life quest” post and without relating it to Jay’s talk it struck me as something I needed to do.  To Read More

I asked! You answered.

Last week I asked you to help me choose the topic for my first presentation!  First thank you to those of you that clicked in and voted! The winning topic is “Setting up an Environment to Test your Restore Strategy.”   I’m excited about this topic as I’ve recently created a local database instance on Read More

Mentor Me!

It was a hot sunny day, I was standing on a roof of a prison in Iraq in full battle gear.  The thermometer registered just under 120 degrees.  I was pouring sweat and reflecting on every decision I’d made up to this point which lead to this roof top…  Outside of the prison I saw Read More

User’s Choice Poll!

So I’ve decided to take the plunge and will give my first presentation this summer. I’m giving myself a lot of time to choose the topic, prepare, refine, and rehearse the material.  I’ve also decided to present after I’ve finished coaching my first varsity soccer season to minimize the potential failure due to time constraints. Read More