Archive for February, 2011

Resolution checkup

As February draws to a close, I thought I’d do a quick check-up to see how well I was keeping up with my New Year’s resolution list.  In sum: not great, but not too bad, either.  I need to make some adjustments, but I think I can pull it back in. Here’s the rundown (copied […]

February 28, 2011 · stuart · No Comments
Posted in: Blogging is FUN!, Development, Health, SQLServerPedia Syndication, The Social Web

What Should PASS be? #sqlpass

Andy Warren recently threw out a challenge for bloggers to “fix” things with the Professional Association for SQL Server in 3 years.   There have been some great responses so far (and I’m sorry if I’ve missed yours): Andy Leonard Grant Fritchey Robert Matthew Cook Mike Walsh All of these posts have great ideas, and have […]

February 23, 2011 · stuart · 2 Comments
Posted in: PASS, SQLServerPedia Syndication, The Social Web

BTW… #SQLSat70

I got accepted Now, I just gotta write the presentations….

February 22, 2011 · stuart · No Comments
Posted in: Conferences, Development, SQLServerPedia Syndication

A simple codebuilder for parsing in T-SQL

If you’ve ever tried to parse a wide character column in T-SQL, you know two things: It’s a pain to do, and It’s a pain to do. A lot of the data I deal with comes in syslog format, which can come in one of two formats: positional (the location of the data element is […]

February 22, 2011 · stuart · No Comments
Posted in: SQL, SQLServerPedia Syndication

I’m doing it wrong…

At some point in your career, you have to realize that you’re going about it in the wrong way.   It may hit you like a ton of bricks, or it might be a subtle realization, but either way you realize that things aren’t working out for you like you expected.  I’ve had a couple of […]

February 21, 2011 · stuart · 3 Comments
Posted in: Something New, SQLServerPedia Syndication, The Social Web

Just a quick note… #sqlsat70

I just submitted a couple of sessions to SQL Saturday #70; I feel like I’ve been way off my game in terms of service to the community lately, so hopefully this will provide me a bit of a kick-start.  Even if I don’t get accepted (the list is growing longer each day), it’s at least […]

February 10, 2011 · stuart · No Comments
Posted in: Conferences, SQLServerPedia Syndication