Category Archives: General Stuff

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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Learn Something New Every Day

I recently had to develop an SSIS package that took Excel files from a different server, import them into a SQL Server table, and process the information from them.  Normally, not a hard thing to do.  To complicate matters, the … Continue reading

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Technology (or lack thereof)

Recently Suzi and I were on vacation for a week at a fishing lodge in Ontario, Canada.  I had been there several times before; this was Suzi’s second visit – the first being three years ago. In the past, this fishing … Continue reading

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