Tag Archives: work

Limiting the Ability to Concentrate and Collaborate

I used to have an office. I guess I have an office now, but it’s not mine; it’s shared with my wife. As I look back at my career, I realize that I’ve often taken a job that switched me … Continue reading

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Fun at Work

I am lucky in that I get to travel and speak at a number of events every year. As a result, I meet lots of people in a variety of situations. Many of these places have a social component and … Continue reading

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The Worst Day

I challenged people to write about their daily work a few weeks ago. I haven’t see a lot of posts, but I am still hopeful some of you will document your day, as Iris Classon has done a few times. It’s not that I expect … Continue reading

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My #SQLCareer Day–July 19

I’ve asked for #SQLCareer posts, and I haven’t done any. My job isn’t a data platform DBA or developer, but it is SQL related, so a glimpse of the nonsense I perform. I’m asking for more posts, so a note … Continue reading

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The Slow Week

This is usually a very slow week for most organizations. Staff is on vacation, customers aren’t demanding much, and it’s entirely possible if you’re in the office today that you’re a bit grumpy as Monday was Christmas and many of … Continue reading

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Dealing with Supervision

This editorial was originally released on Feb 4, 2013. It is being republished as Steve is out of the office. I’ve been working at home for a decade, first for my own company and now for Red Gate Software. In … Continue reading

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My 2016 by the Numbers

This is it, the last work day of the year. I wrote about my look back from the data side of the world, but I also wanted to take a look back at my personal 2016 from the work perspective. … Continue reading

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Working on the Road

I spend a decent amount of time on the road, traveling to events. Last year I think I spent 50 nights in hotels for work. That’s a fair amount, and it can be challenging to get everything I need to … Continue reading

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The Jarvis–Standing Desk Update

I started using a standing desk a few years back. While visiting the Redgate Software office, I saw one of my coworkers standing and using boxes of books to lift their keyboard and mouse. I tried that. My first desk … Continue reading

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Adding Minutes in Excel

A short one, but I found myself wasting time recently. I use an Excel sheet to schedule some items out each day. It’s not my choice to do this, but the service I use requires this to not manually set … Continue reading

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