Author Archives: Gill Rowley

About Gill Rowley

I live in a Madison, WI suburb, working as Owner/President of White Knight Data Solutions. I like hunting, fishing, working out, my boat, my motorcycle, playing with my rescued bull terrier Lola, and gourmet cooking. Oh, yeah, and I play men's fastpitch softball, and chess. Let that sink in. :-)

T-SQL Tuesday

My friend Aaron Bertand (Blog/Twitter) is hosting this installment of T-SQL Tuesday.  His topic is about what you are passionate about outside of SQL Server or BI or Technology in general. I’m getting old.  I’ll turn 57 this year.  I’ve … Continue reading

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New Beginnings

I’ve worked with SQL Server now since, oh, 2002. Maybe earlier.  I was introduced to SQL Server 7.0 while experimenting with downloading AS400 (iSeries today) data at a company in Minneapolis.  Moving back to Madison, I essentially did the same … Continue reading

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Today’s Distraction

I could write 15 pages of how I feel about what happened in Orlando over the weekend.  I’d get about 50% of my friends agreeing with me, and the other 50% defriending me.  Well, perhaps not.  The thing I like … Continue reading

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All of Things

This is going to be a blog post like no other I’ve ever done. Some will like it, some may not. I’ve done a lot of thinking on this post over the past few weeks, so hold on to your seats.  No, … Continue reading

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Career Change

I started my SQL Server career almost 15 years ago. At the time the company I was working for was downloading AS/400 data into Access databases, and I was hired to manage that process. Needless to say, this wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

Okay, enough David Bowie. I am going through what could possibly be the most excruciating time of my life.  There are so many emotions flying around it’s hard to keep everything straight. There are things I can’t yet reveal. There … Continue reading

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The “Art” of Home Brewing

Let me preface this by saying that what I do in no way constitutes “art”, nor do I claim to be talented at the craft.  Having said that though, I have made a few really good batches of beer. I’ll … Continue reading

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