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Couple of upcoming presentations

I know; I suck at blogging. Anyway, I have a couple of upcoming presentations this month, so I figured I needed to get back and gear and at least post a notice about them.  First, I’ll be presenting at A Bunch of Devs (http://www.meetup.com/A-Bunch-of-Devs/) on the Red Gate development suite of tools.  Funny story; I […]

May 7, 2013 · stuart · No Comments
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post #summit12 write-up

Everyone does one, so I figured I should   Unfortunately, I barely recovered from my trip to Seattle, and am now rushing out the door to Dallas for company training, so I’m afraid this will be brief.  I do intend to blog more in the future (promises, promises), but for now, here’s the highlights: Day […]

November 12, 2012 · stuart · No Comments
Posted in: PASS, SQLServerPedia Syndication, The Social Web

The 9-month countdown has begun…

So, there it is.  Two little lines, and BANG! I’m going to be a dad again.  It’s been 14 years since I’ve last seen a positive pregnancy test, and I’ve got to tell you, the mixture of excitement and downright panic doesn’t really change.  True, I’ve got a lot more experience under my belt, but […]

November 5, 2012 · stuart · 6 Comments
Posted in: Blogging is FUN!, Health, The Social Web

A day with Andy (and Matt..) #SQLSAT111 #SQLPASS

I first met Andy Leonard at my first PASS Summit (2008); he was sitting at the back of the room in the Chapter Leaders meeting.  At the time, there was this newfangled social technology called Twitter (perhaps you’ve heard of it), and everybody was live tweeting during the meeting (shades of things to come).  I […]

February 17, 2012 · stuart · 2 Comments
Posted in: Conferences, PASS, SQLServerPedia Syndication, The Social Web

#TSQL2sDay T-SQL Tuesday 23–Early edition

  Time once again for another edition of T-SQL Tuesday!  What’s that, you say?  Early?  Why yes, indeed.  Due to the potential schedule of conflict of PASS’s Summit 2011 occurring on the second Tuesday of October (the normal date for T-SQL Tuesday), I’ve gotten special permission to bump it up a week.  To participate in […]

September 27, 2011 · stuart · 21 Comments
Posted in: Blogging is FUN!, SQLServerPedia Syndication, The Social Web, TSQL2sDay

My interview with #sqlpeople is up!

Totally missed this one a few days ago; my mini-blog with SQLPeople was just posted on March 2.  Thanks to Andy Leonard for pulling this together; it’s been interesting reading about a lot of people I already knew, but didn’t know enough about.

March 7, 2011 · stuart · No Comments
Posted in: SQLServerPedia Syndication, The Social Web

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

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

#TSQL2sDay: Resolutions

For this month’s T-SQL Tuesday, Jen McCown asks: So tell us: what techie resolutions have you been pondering, and why?  Are you heading for a certification? An award? Are you looking to pick up CLR because that guy at the Summit said it’s “bitchin’”? Go crazy… I’ve already covered a lot of my techie resolutions […]

January 11, 2011 · stuart · No Comments
Posted in: SQLServerPedia Syndication, The Social Web, TSQL2sDay