Category: What Are You Doing?!?

a place to chronicle the journey back to development

Professor Cushing

My daughter is going to be a senior in highschool, but for a long time now, she keeps asking “Why aren’t you a teacher?”  Seems she and her friends liked the way I taught them how to roll sushi!  I’ve taught martial arts for years at a time, and I guess people liked the way…
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August 2, 2017 0

When you like where you work

I spent way too long chasing the title and the paycheck, only to turn around when I thought I had ‘made it’ to realize that I was miserable.  Job environment aside, I wasn’t doing what I wanted to do, and as time passed, I was moving further and further away from hands on development. Took…
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May 30, 2017 0

What was your path to SQLFamily?

So how did you find your way to where you are?  Are you an accidental DBA who now loves it?  Are you the IT Director who dabbles a little, but you started as a help desk person?  Or are you a BI Developer now and were writing copy for a magazine 5 years ago? I’m…
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November 10, 2015 0

Teddy Roosevelt is the man

I was listening to my daughter’s marching band director speak to the kids the other night to inspire them not only for the last few competitions of the season, but to challenge them in general.  He had a quote written on the board: Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs,…
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October 22, 2015 0

What are you DOING?!?

Trying to post regularly, and one thing I’d like to try to track is my progress.  So what  have I been doing? Reading Now: Kimball Group – The Data Warehouse Toolkit Planning Now: looking at PowerBI and trying to connect to a test database at work.  I want to try to put together a pilot…
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September 2, 2015 4