On 16 March 2010, M and I left the interior of South Africa, on a life-changing journey that began in the Prairies of rural Canada. I wrote about some of the culture shock I experienced, followed by a realisation that I was happy with the move. Today, on 23 November 2015, 2,076 days after landing,Continue reading Lo, Canada
On Friday I posted an image that I found on Twitter, now quite famous, comprising a hastily sketched peace sign, which also includes a likeness of the Eiffel Tower. It is an emotive image, capturing in art what is impossible to say in words. As my friend in Cape Town says, I don’t have answers.Continue reading Paris
The American Dream is alive and… uh, well… Today, after about a month of rehearsals, Chris, Sherri, Jury, Oleksandr, Elijah, Bryan and I helped bring together a vision of a satirical radio show through a camera lens or three. Look out for it in the coming months! Watch the full short film on YouTube.
It’s a big deal for me. My role as Peter in the film Imitative Magic is up on IMDb. I’m coincidentally hosting the screening of the movie at my house in two weeks. This is very exciting. I have maybe four or five minutes of screen time, but that makes me incredibly happy.
The local SQL PASS chapter in Calgary is hosting yours truly as the speaker for this month. I only have an hour, which I will easily go over, to talk about how I make SQL Server go faster. The talk is titled “The Database is Slow” (The SQL Server Performance Tuning Starter Kit), and I’llContinue reading I’m speaking again
This is my demo reel, courtesy of Peter Skagen. None of these is my real accent.
I’m happy to be here, and to say hello to all of you. My name is Randolph, and I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2010 I moved with my spouse to Canada, and have been setting up shop here in the performing arts ever since. I’ve got a page on IMDb, which isContinue reading Hello from a professional Calgary actor!
Normally I like to keep my SQL Server blog separate to my personal one, but this is too good not to share. I’ve been selected to speak at SQLSaturday in Vancouver, on 27 June 2015. My topic is related to Azure Blob Storage and restoring SQL Server backups. More information will follow. Stay tuned!
Between 2 and 6 May 1995, the Computer Faire & BEXA was held in Johannesburg. A young company called Internet Africa had a stall, and was selling modems and dial-up subscriptions to get online. We chose, on my mother’s advice, my initials rbsp as my username. Long-time readers will know that the first few lettersContinue reading Twenty years
This Easter weekend, I participated in the production of a short film, for the Calgary Underground Film Festival‘s 48-hour Movie Making Challenge. The rules require a film between two and five minutes in length (including titles), and each team is given the same prop and a line to be used in their film. A randomContinue reading Happy Endings