Tag Archives: life

The Linux CoC

This is a busy time of year for me, with lots of conferences and other events taking place. It’s busy most years, but this past October was especially busy in my life. I’ve been in New York, London, and Hong … Continue reading

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In Memorium

I’m getting older, and as I remind people when I talk about careers and balance, I likely have less life ahead of me than behind me. I think about that as I try to enjoy life and appreciate the good … Continue reading

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Off for a Holiday

This has been a crazy month, and it’s getting crazier. So far I’ve been to these places this month: Washington, D.C. New York City London Today I’m in Chicago for the SQL in the City Summit. I flew in yesterday, … Continue reading

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How are you recharging this year?

This is the end of the first half of the year. I’m hoping it’s been a good half year for you, as it has for me. I’ve traveled less, done a few more things outside of work, but had a … Continue reading

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In Memory of Robert

I was returning from a trip yesterday when I got an email from a friend that Robert Davis (@sqlsoldier) had passed away. Unfortunately, this happens more and more to me as I age. Family and friends are getting older and … Continue reading

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RIP, Robert Davis

A sad day for me. A Memorial and Grief fund has been set up, if you’d like to contribute.

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Thankful

It’s been a long career for me. In fact, I’ve been a SQL Server data professional for 17 years, just over half my life and almost the entire lifetime of the product. In that time, I’ve worked for a number … Continue reading

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Time is Precious

I’ll hear people constantly say they don’t have time to work on their career. They can’t attend a UG meeting to network. They can’t spare a minute to go through a Stairway Series. They have family commitments, kids, hobbies, volunteer activities, … Continue reading

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Work To Live

This editorial was originally published on May 2, 2012. It is being re-run as Steve is at SQL Bits. I’m halfway through my career, having spent about 20 years since college working in technology with another twenty to go. The … Continue reading

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2015 For Me

This was an interesting year for me. Certainly a time of change with one kid starting high school, one entering his last year, and one graduating from college. These events signal a bit of a change for me, and have … Continue reading

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