This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is being hosted by none other than Erin Stellato (blog | twitter).. Her task to us was to chronicle one day out of our lives. Since this request came in the middle of last week, I decided to write about my day last Wednesday, July 11th. So:
I woke up, got out of bed. Dragged a comb across my head. I made my way downstairs and drank a cup, and looking up, I noticed I was late.
Sorry, couldn’t resist. 🙂
Seriously though, I got to work at around 7:15, which is normal. I went and got a cup of coffee and started my day. I began by looking through my emails. I usually get about 30 or so overnight, most of them are junk, but some are SQL newsletters from various sources. I scan through those every day to see if something catches my eye.
Next I took a look at the Job Activity Monitor on our various SQL Servers. I have alerts set up to let me know if anything goes wrong, but I still check every day, just in case. As usual, I found nothing unusual. At 8:30 the whole development group (of which I am a part) met to discuss projects. This is a daily meeting where we talk about what we did yesterday and what we’re doing today. I think it’s overkill, but we meet nevertheless.
After the morning meeting I finished up a small SSIS package. It was now 9:30, and I went to get another coffee. And that’s it. I’m done for the day.
No, I didn’t go home, but that was it for me. I really have nothing to do at work. Backups run fine. I practice a restore once in a while. Maintenance plans – check. Database and Log sizes – check. Queries optimized – check.
I was hoping to be planning for a SQL Server upgrade involving a clustered environment, but the chiefs have abandoned that project as unnecessary. So, for the rest of the day (and most days now), I read. I studied for the 70-432, I read some blogs, followed my twitter feed, and got caught up on news. Just like every other day. I have nothing to do. No development, no BI, no major admin problems to speak of.
So, in the very near future I will have another blog post about some changes that will take place. Stay tuned.
Oh – to wrap up my Wednesday I went out to the ballpark that evening to watch my men’s fastpitch team play. Many of you know I am out for the season due to some major shoulder surgery 6 weeks ago, so I am reduced to being a spectator this summer. I can still cheer the team on as I enjoy one of Wisconsin’s finest malt beverages (Spotted Cow on tap, Jes). Our pitcher, who is easily one of the top five pitchers in the state, went up against a pitcher who is probably in the top 10 in the country (and I was lucky enough to get a good solid double off of him a couple years ago). We ended up winning the game 1-0 with our pitcher throwing a no-hitter. The other guy gave up three hits, one of which was a triple with a man on first. This was just enough to win. Those are exciting games to watch.
Thanks again to Erin for hosting. And as for me, stay tuned…