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a place to chronicle the journey back to development

PassSummit First Timer – Day 2

Finally met some #SQLFamily!!! Posted a tweet about where I was sitting waiting to meet someone and 2 minutes later up walks Cathrine Wilhelmsen to welcome me.  This is what it’s all about – reaching out and making people feel welcome.  She really epitomizes the concept of it too, really warm and nice, made me feel…
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November 1, 2017 0

Turn the page, again :)

I’ve been at my present company for about 9 months, I’m happy here – getting the hang of things, supporting this, coming up with some cool solutions to make things easier for people.  The commute is about an hour each way, but it’s worth it.  I’m happy, I get out on time, have a really…
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March 30, 2017 2


Eventually, I’d like to be able to write novels full-time and live in the big summer house on a lake with all the trimmings.  In order to get to that point, I have to sell books.  In order to do that, I need to write one.  In order to do that, I have to write.…
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August 16, 2016 0

Turn the page….

“And now, for something completely different”…well maybe not completely different, but today was my last day at my current job and I start my new position at K Hovnanian Homebuilders on Monday. It’s the same in that i’m still going to be a data hound, but I won’t have anyone reporting to me (so no…
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July 22, 2016 0

Best way to learn is to do it… (SSIS)

So I’ve been working on a bunch of projects that are allowing me to get my hands dirty with SSIS, and it’s been awesome.  I’ve learned so much in such a short period of time – well, re-learned some, learned better ways of things. The most important thing I learned: If you have SQL2012 server…
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June 7, 2016 0

Giving back

What do you have to be thankful for and what do you do to give back? SQL server central, twitter, SqlSat.

November 28, 2015 0

Testing offline

I’m posting from the WordPress app on my phone in airplane mode.  Will it save?

November 20, 2015 0

Sushi time!

Made some sushi tonight for some friends, came out pretty well!

September 13, 2015 0

ADD – a post about things that I find……squirrel!

My brain has always been a bit of the bouncy type.  I look at new stuff for a while, then bounce to the next thing, then the next, never quite managing to finish anything.  I have always wanted to write a story, but I have never managed to get past the initial idea stage and…
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August 27, 2015 0

Epic Life Quest

I’m really bad at keeping track of things I have to get done.  In my quest to do what makes me happy, I started branching back into SQL dev and came across the site of the SQL Hammer.  (I know, sounds menacing!)  He had something on his site that really intrigued me (Epic Life Quest),…
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August 18, 2015 0