Tag Archives: career

The Library Job Hunt

I was reminded of the ways I’ve looked for jobs by a post from the Job Headhunter about library time. Rather than looking for what jobs are available, the recommendation is to take a targeted approach of using the library as … Continue reading

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The Career Bucket List

The Bucket List is a fun movie to watch, where two old men get a second chance at life and engage in some activities they’ve always wanted to enjoy. The idea of a bucket list isn’t new, and there are plenty of … Continue reading

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Jumping Ahead

While on vacation recently, I went to see Spider-Man Homecoming with my family. It was an enjoyable movie on a rainy afternoon, and a nice addition to the Marvel lineup. I think this actually might be my favorite Spider-man movie, and I’d … Continue reading

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Opinions and Votes

This editorial was originally published on Aug 19, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is away at the Data Platform Summit. When you work with a vendor, you may report bugs, issues, or strange behaviors in software. These area … Continue reading

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Hiring Heterogeneously

This editorial was originally published on Jul 22, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. I wrote recently about tech interviews and hiring, and even on an interesting interviewing technique for senior people. However we need to hire … Continue reading

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Hiring Guitarists

This editorial was originally published on July 1, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. Hiring good people is hard, though in some cases it might not matter as much as others. If I am hiring entry … Continue reading

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Accelerating Your Career

This post was originally published on Apr 23, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. I ran across an article on ways to accelerate your career and for the most part I think these are good ideas and suggestions. … Continue reading

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Learning through Puzzles

A few years ago I ran across the Advent of Code challenge. It’s an interesting set of puzzles that you are asked to solve. Most are at a scale that wouldn’t be practical to solve manually. Once you solve a puzzle, there is … Continue reading

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The Second Best Job

I think I have one of the best jobs in the world. I get to run SQLServerCentral, focusing on the Microsoft Data Platform, writing articles, experimenting with technology, speaking at events, and more, all with a bit of autonomy. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Financial DBA

I’ve got an Azure subscription. At least, I think I have just one. I know I have a few Microsoft accounts, across 4 (or more) different email addresses, that I use for various VSTS development purposes, but only one should … Continue reading

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