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Refreshed and Back from Vacation

It was a nice break to get away from work for a couple weeks. My family and I traveled 2,000+ miles to Glacier National Park. We camped out each night, and managed to get to both Yellowstone (briefly) and Glacier. … Continue reading

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The Oddest Thing

My desk is a mess, at least, it’s a mess compared to many people’s workspaces. Not as bad as some, but certainly worse than others. I sometimes care and will clean clear things away, maybe even get rid of some items, but for the most part I … Continue reading

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Typing Alternative Characters

I tend to work in the US English world. I’m somewhat embarrassed to note that I really only know one language and most of my work has been with US centric industries. I’ve rarely had the need to deal with … Continue reading

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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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