Tag Archives: work

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

Posted in Editorial | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Blog | Tagged ,

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

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Blog | Tagged , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Blog | Tagged , ,

Back to Work

It’s strange to be back to work on a Monday, with kids still in the house (they start school tomorrow), after being gone for the last 10 days  from work. It was really gone, as I didn’t process email or … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged ,

Standing Desk Update

It’s been a long time since I wrote about my workspace, however I made a change recently. This was the "short term test" situation I set up a couple years ago: After just using boxes for a few days, I … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

In and Out

Travel always causes issues with work. It was the same when I was a production DBA as it is now as editor and evangelist for Red Gate. The tasks I have to manage and complete don’t seem to ever be … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged ,

A Week Away

Almost. I’m off this week in Steamboat Springs, enjoying a vacation with the family, but I’ve got one commitment: Database Weekly. We rotate the workload, and most everyone else has something this month, so I got stuck with it. I … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged ,

Back to Work

After surgery Fri am, I’ve been mostly taking it easy, but now it’s back to work. Got kids to school and at the standing desk. Overall I feel good and can walk fairly normal. Other than this big brace on … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged ,