Immersion in Internals

Paul Randal (Blog | Twitter) and Kimberly Tripp (Blog | Twitter) of SQLSkills are hosting an Immersions training event in Dallas.  This is not run of the mill training, but it is top tier training targeted to […]

The Lost Hero – A review

With what looks to be five books planned in a new series by Rick Riordan, people have some good fantasy ahead of them. I just finished the first installment in this new series and must […]

SQL Confessions 02 SSRS Encryption

In December 2010, I started a little series called SQL Confessions.  The idea of this series is as a learning exercise when I come across something that I either did wrong or couldn’t find a […]

January 2011 Meeting Recap

One week ago today the Las Vegas User group held our monthly meeting.  One week ago today, at that meeting, we had our best attendance in over a year.  It sure felt good to have […]

January ’11 Meeting Reminder

If you saw my blog post the other day, you know that S3OLV has a meeting this Thursday (Jan 13, 2010) at 6:30 PM PST.  If not, then you can read that post from here, […]

TSQL Tuesday 14: Committed

For this TSQL Tuesday post, I will just add a short list of my professional goals for this next year.  Otherwise, this post would be mostly about my non-professional goals.

January 2011 S3OLV

Tis the calm before the storm.  At least it feels like that.  The invites have all been sent.  The presenter lined up.  Reminders have been sent and now we are down to just a couple […]

SQLCruise Contest

For those who may not have heard, there is training for SQL Professionals called SQL Cruise.  You can find more info here. There is a bit of interesting news for an upcoming cruise.  There is […]

MockingJay – a review

After a long wait, I have finally read the final installment in the “Hunger Games” trilogy.  I read the other two books earlier in the year in 2010 and then had to wait for the […]

Having Cake and Eating it too

Every once in a while it is necessary to do something a little more than a blog post about SQL Server.  This happens to be one of those occasions.  This time around I wanted to […]