I decided it might be a good idea to let everyone know where we intend on being till the end of the year. I went ahead an included the last couple weeks just so I can keep track. I have always said we never go anywhere but when we do go it tends to all pile up back to back.
What Where When Status Notes SQLSAT #220 Atlanta, GA May 18 Complete MS Tech ED New Orleans, LA June 2-7 Complete Kokomo, IN June 12-15 Complete Stacia’s Birthday Napa, CA August 2 -5 Scheduling First non-SQL trip since 2009 SQLSAT #242 Indianapolis, IN August 11 Submitted Submitted 2 sessions . . . → Read More: 6 months of Travel Plans
Well weekend or so ago while I was in Atlanta for #SQLSAT220 phones started buzzing and things got weird. Saturday at some point in time in the afternoon PASS started mass emailing all the people who had submitted sessions for Summit 2013. Some 800 sessions were submitted with only 190 actually being picked. That makes the odds pretty tough and that doesn’t give any consideration for popular topics that probably get many submissions.
What I might know about this. Well I have heard that this year all the abstracts were rated blind and have even heard that people who’s abstract included their name had that redacted. WOW that seems like . . . → Read More: Proud and disappointed
Guess what it is that time again, time for T-SQL Tuesday. I missed last month and want to take a moment to tell you why. I had what I thought was the most beautiful post I have done so far. Heart felt, honest and encouraging for others. In a BIZZARE WordPress failure I lost the entire post. I tried so hard for the next 3 days to recreate it but couldn’t. I was dealing with hurt feelings of having a husband who responds with “I told you not to write in WordPress” and a dad who was a bit eager to sit in front of me and talk while I . . . → Read More: T-SQL Tuesday #43 – Hello, Operator?
Always on and high availability, Enterprise & Standard edition. Well when I think about all of this the first thing that comes to mind is “Can’t we all get along?” That was one of my ex-husband’s favorite sayings, he might have/still does spend a fair amount of time not sober; however that isn’t what is relevant here.
There are changes on our forefront, probably something many of us don’t even know/care/think about until it impacts us. I am guessing; based on the information that I have gathered over the years most shops run on a reactive schedule and very few are running on a proactive plan and this is something . . . → Read More: AlwaysOn & High Availability
Well most trips we take end up with me being irritated at Kerry because he’s sitting around on his butt while I am running around like a fool trying to get things ready. We should not assume this time would be any different. I had all my items packed and ready on Saturday leaving me just the cooler and food to pack up on Sunday. Of course he’s discovered a computer issue at home and spends nearly an hour working on it, and it’s still isn’t fixed. (Hopefully I can find someone here to talk about Exchange with.) In that time I got the car completely loaded and ready to . . . → Read More: #MSTECHED Day 1- the drive
You won’t believe this, heck a few weeks ago either would I. Oh sorry that seems like a set up that might be disappointing once I tell you what I have to say. I am going to TechEd 2013 in New Orleans and will be representing PASS.
I bet you are wondering how this happened? Well apparently someone cancelled and someone else was already going on the company dime. So I was asked if I wanted to go. And well after a few discussions Kerry said “just book it and we have the rest of the year to pay for it”. Now here is where the story gets even stranger . . . → Read More: SAY WHAT? TechEd?!
Yup Atlanta that is. Last weekend was #SQLSAT220 or #SQLSATATL.
Atlanta is a 4 hour drive from here so we were hopeful in getting their early in the evening. But much like every trip nothing starts out on time (KLT’s fault I am sure) and the drive took a bit longer as we hit crummy traffic. We ate a nice big steak lunch, while I know that seems like a lot the plan was we’d not eat dinner and it is kind of a tradition to eat a steak meal before leaving on a trip if departure time permits. We borrowed my neighbors GIANT vehicle (Infinity QX56), man that is . . . → Read More: and the home of the BRAVES!
You know it was just the other day that I had a conversation with a friend about tooting your own horn. We discussed how uncomfortable that made us both feel and how we would prefer that we didn’t have to be involved but that it was okay if someone else did the tooting. Hmm that takes on a new meaning if read out of context. In order for some things to in my immediate future to make more sense I need to take a moment, feel uncomfortable and toot my horn.
Not too long ago I accepted a volunteer position with PASS. I will be serving as the Mid Atlantic . . . → Read More: Well I guess I forgot to tell you
I know right? I am so far behind half a dozen post started and none posted. Good intentions never finished. “Someday” that never came. So let me get to the real point of this post so that I can promptly drag you off in left field. WE ARE GOING TO ATLANTA and I AM PRESENTING!! BONUS BONUS! #SQLFAMILY #PASS + Ikea. (DO NOT judge me!)
Okay so here is how the story goes. I submitted and they said no (no worries these things happen). Because we pay for all the SQL travel out of pocket we made the decision that we’d not go to Atlanta if I wasn’t . . . → Read More: I’m Speaking at #SQLSAT220 Atlanta and my crazy list
Well this is quiet a request for our T-SQL Tuesday. This is to JOIN someone who is already writing a post a day this month all related to JOIN. WOW! I had no idea there was so much to talk about. So if you are JOIN curious like me check this out:
A Join A Day
This T-SQL Tuesday invite is part of my December 2012 “A Join A Day” blog post series. You can find the table of contents with all posts published so far in the introductory post: A Join A Day – Introduction.
Any way back to business this month is hosted by sqlity.net. What . . . → Read More: TSQL2sDay #37 JOIN