Monthly Archives: March 2010

The Vacation Crash

The family returned back from the UK last night, after traveling for something like 14 hours, plus an early morning wake up. I was up at 5am, GMT, for a 9am flight. Got to Denver around 5pm MST, and then … Continue reading

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Home

And glad to be back in the US.

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Red Gate and Hyperbac

Imagine my surprise when I arrived at the Red Gate offices Monday morning to find Jeff Aven at the office. I had a double take since Jeff is one of the founders of Hyperbac, and since Red Gate has SQL … Continue reading

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A Fan and a Friend

I went to the UK SQL Server User Group in Cambridge on Wednesday. I’m not sure it’s the Cambridge group since they seem to move it around at times, but this time it was at the Red Gate offices, so … Continue reading

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Meeting Offsite and a Little Vacation

I’m heading to our “publishing summit” today at one of the Cambridge University buildings. I’m a part of the group that brings you SQLServerCentral, Simple Talk, various books, and probably other stuff I’m not aware of. Not sure if the … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Run for the PASS Board

It’s getting close to that time of year when you can apply to run for the PASS Board of Directors. Each year we have 3-4 openings that need to be filled as the current board members move on. Last year … Continue reading

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Inserting into an XML document

I was reading through the latest XML Workshop article that I have from Jacob Sebastian. It’s a fantastic series for learning little bits of XML as you go and I’ve tried to read through most of them and learn something. … Continue reading

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Plagiarism Again

Update: The problem posts have been removed from the SQLTechConsulting site. I ran across a note from Brent Ozar (blog | Twitter) on Plagiarism, Inspiration, and John Dunleavy yesterday, having missed what looks like an interesting Twitter discussion since I’m … Continue reading

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Be Responsible in your blogging and posting

I have been awarded the MVP award from Microsoft a few years in a row and it’s an honor, but it’s also a responsibility. One of the benefits from the award is that I get information about what is coming … Continue reading

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Losing Two Days

I’m off tomorrow to the UK for a week of work at the Red Gate offices, and then a couple days of vacation. My oldest is graduating from high school this year, and as a present, we’re taking him and … Continue reading

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