Category Archives: Personal Life

Back in the SSISaddle

Testing… Testing… Is this thing on? Although I still get the occasional comment on older blog posts, I assume that pretty much nobody subscribes to my blog anymore for SSIS information. When I joined Microsoft Learning in October 2008, the … Continue reading

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Math and Terror

My son just celebrated his eighth birthday. While he was eating his birthday breakfast before heading to school, he came out with this gem: "I’m half of sixteen today!" Now part of me is happy that he’s thinking of mathematical … Continue reading

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The IT Crowd – Series 3

I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I love the delightful The IT Crowd show put out by Britain’s Channel 4. There’re aren’t a lot of episodes yet, but today that is going to change. The first episode of … Continue reading

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Vote Early!

For those of us in the US, today is Election Day. After months of campaigning (I wanted to say "heated debate" but we didn’t really get months of that, id we?) it’s time to vote, and select a new president. … Continue reading

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A Free Font of Wisdom

One of my Facebook friends (hi Julie!) posted this morning asking for advice on where to find good free fonts. I replied pointing her to one site where I have found many good fonts, and another friend responded with three … Continue reading

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Manowar Metal Server 2008 CTP

If you’ve read my blog with any degree of regularity over the past few years, you will probably know that I am a fan of the heavy metal band Manowar. Their music is a major source of inspiration in my … Continue reading

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Losing My MVP

Since the beginning of the year I’ve had the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) logo on my blog. I’ve been delighted to be honored with the MVP award, because is is an acknowledgment of the effort I’ve made to give … Continue reading

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Elemental, My Dear Watson

This is a completely non-technical post, but since I know that quite a few people who read my blog also live in the Seattle area, so there is no way I could not post it. You see, I had the … Continue reading

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Luncheon, Redux

Even though TechEd has now moved on into its second week, and I am hard at work preparing for my two breakout sessions on Thursday and Friday (I’ve actually been "ready" for weeks, but when I have a big presentation … Continue reading

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What A Day!

I had the most incredible day yesterday. It was the first day of the big TechEd Developers 2008 conference in Orlando, but that wasn’t the thing that had me the most excited. I was (and still am) excited because of … Continue reading

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