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The Travel Review

I got a note from United this week that summarized my travel for 2017. I’ve been feeling a bit itchy as I haven’t had any trips scheduled for 2018 so far. Strange for me, but looking over the summary, I’m … Continue reading

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It’s the Engineers

There are all sorts of articles and blogs on the Internet that try and teach you how to use a particular technique or technology to solve a problem. Plenty of this information is well written, and showcases the knowledge of … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2018

It’s the start of a brand new year, and hopefully many of you are not anywhere near your work today. I hope to be running a 5k this morning, so I’m up early, at my usual time for work, getting … Continue reading

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The End of 2017

This is it. Today ends 2017 for most of us at work and when we come back on Tuesday, it will be a new year. It’s kind of amazing to think another year has gone by, though it’s been a … Continue reading

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Back to Work

It seems like it’s been a long time since I wrote any SQL code or did any work. Two weeks ago I was in the UK for SQL in the City, which was a lot of prep work when I … Continue reading

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Interviewed

I got sent an interview by Mohammad Darab, a fellow SQL Server professional in Northern Virginia. I thought the questions were interesting, and spent a bit of time on them. You can read the interview here: https://mohammaddarab.com/interview-steve-jones/

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The New New World

Star Trek Discovery premiered this past week as a new entry in the Star Trek series that has been a part of my life since I was a kid. I was enamored with the idea of exploring the stars, meeting … Continue reading

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Cookie Consent

More of an FYI, but the EU Cookie Consent law goes into effect on Oct 1. Maybe this matters to you, maybe not. In my case, I may be in limbo as I work for a UK company even though … Continue reading

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Short Names

I started using computers a long time ago, and in the PC world, we were often limited to an 8 character name and a 3 character extension. Unix and MacOS allowed longer names, and many of us in DOS and … Continue reading

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Independence Day 2017

Today is July 4, Independence Day in the US, more commonly known as the Fourth of July. This is the day that the United States declared it self a separate nation from the British Empire. For most of my life, … Continue reading

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