Archive for February, 2011
As February draws to a close, I thought Iâ€™d do a quick check-up to see how well I was keeping up with my New Yearâ€™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. Hereâ€™s the rundown (copied […]
Andy Warren recently threw out a challenge for bloggers to â€śfixâ€ť things with the Professional Association for SQL Server in 3 years. There have been some great responses so far (and Iâ€™m sorry if Iâ€™ve missed yours): Andy Leonard Grant Fritchey Robert Matthew Cook Mike Walsh All of these posts have great ideas, and have […]
I got accepted Now, I just gotta write the presentationsâ€¦.
If youâ€™ve ever tried to parse a wide character column in T-SQL, you know two things: Itâ€™s a pain to do, and Itâ€™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 […]
At some point in your career, you have to realize that youâ€™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 arenâ€™t working out for you like you expected. Iâ€™ve had a couple of […]
I just submitted a couple of sessions to SQL Saturday #70; I feel like Iâ€™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 donâ€™t get accepted (the list is growing longer each day), itâ€™s at least […]