I will be stepping back from a number of things in 2020, for personal reasons. I am still attending SQL Saturday Victoria, the MVP Summit, and SQLBits, plus I have the Calgary PASS user group to run, but I have yet to decide on PASS Summit. I love the SQL Server community and I’ve lovedContinue reading Some personal news
I have an online stalker. This is nothing unusual in the age of the Internet. I had a stalker back in the late 1990s as well. The first one was someone who fell madly in love with me through IRC (Internet Relay Chat) and devised extremely weird ideas on how we could be together, despiteContinue reading Don’t be rude
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
Las Vegas, the city of sin, excess, and desert heat; and the location for the 49th Star Trek Convention. The guest list would make you excited even if you’re not a big Trekkie. Here’s a sample of the guests. They claim that next year will have over 100, for the 50th Anniversary.
Noël Coward, that flaming homosexual that wasn’t Oscar Wilde, wrote a number of plays in his life, one of which was the one-act “Hands Across the Sea”, a slice of high society life. The Vic Juba Community Players, of which I am a member, put this production on last night, as part of the LloydminsterContinue reading Hands Across the Sea
I’ve been busy with the local community theatre group here in Lloydminster. We go on stage this weekend for three nights. The first night was completely sold out, so they added another night before the first night, which is almost sold out. The second date, which became the third date, is the matinee, and isContinue reading See How They Run