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
There was no bear. I am disappoint. pic.twitter.com/DxTqb899VL — 🧑🏻💻 Randolph West 🏳️⚧️ (they / them) ⊕ (@_randolph_west) February 18, 2019
I’ve taken a break from Twitter for a while. This means unfollowing everyone. I am using Twitter Lists, though, so I am keeping track of events as they occur. I have opened up my Direct Messages, and will respond to DMs (following the golden rule, of course).
I was at first jubilant to hear that Julius Malema is now banned from singing Dubul’ibhunu (translated as “Shoot the Boer”). And then I realised that a court judging this as hate speech is setting a dangerous precedent. How quickly I forget that my own uncle had to flee South Africa in the Apartheid yearsContinue reading Fascinating conflict