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  • Blog Post: A Rendezvous With Destiny: PASS 2009 (#sqlpass)

    Rendezvous With Destiny Forty-five years ago, Ronald Reagan aka Ronaldus Magnus spoke to Americans of our rendezvous with destiny . In a few short days the SQL Community will rendezvous in Seattle for the PASS 2009 Summit . This time last year, eager & anxious, I was preparing for my very first...
  • Blog Post: DST: It's About Time!

    Daylight Saving Time, DST, has finally returned. We sprung forward yesterday. I love DST! For years here in Indiana I had no reason to celebrate. That changed recently. I was a proud member of the Hoosier Daylight Coalition, a grass roots organization largely responsible for ending Indiana's decades...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating Life: The Princess Pumpkin Puss, A Pain In My Neck, Randy Pausch, & Lt. Col. Frank Slade Teach Us About Living Life

    This is nominally a personal productivity as well as a SQL Server performance blog, but I seldom indulge that facet—too busy being productive, don't you know? Ward Pond 's annual amalgam ( May Glad Tidings be Upon You ) inspired me to do something similar. My plans changed Sunday & instead I am...
  • Blog Post: Disk Partition Alignment (Sector Alignment) for SQL Server: Part 3: PASS 2008

    I've spoken publicly several times this year to crowds large-&-small: TechReady 6 (an internal Microsoft conference) Indy Tech Fest ITT Commencement Last week was my first external international conference, the Professional Association for SQL Server 2008 Community Summit . This...
  • Blog Post: Is Twitter the YouTube of 2008?

    Always in pursuit of the elusive creature known as Work/Life Balance, I discard activities which monopolize my scarce bandwidth. I even struggled with tagging this post under "Productivity". Yet it struck me that Twitter was reaching critical mass, so I thought I ought to see what all the buzz was about...
  • Blog Post: Hello, World!

    Greetings, & welcome to my blog. This is my first blog post. Ever. What an auspicious moment. I’m blogging because my boss, my boss’s boss, & his boss all suggested I do so. I can take a hint. We all know the saying, “Be careful what you ask for, you might get it”. Note to aforementioned...
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