Category Archives: Career

Multitasking involving fitness

Something from which we can all benefit!

Some examples of what I’ve implemented that others may like as a template:

When sitting, Lifting legs straight out and holding for 1-5 mins at work meetings

Stretching during longer conversions

Holding weights or doing a muscular fitting set when waiting a minute or 2 for some computer task to finish

Testing and Craftsmanship with Scott Nimrod

Listened on commute.  Resonate with a lot!

( for tech folks)
Web player: : http://podplayer.net/#/?id=8758524
Episode: https://s3.amazonaws.com/dnr/dotnetrocks_1214_testing_and_craftsmanship.mp3

Can you be a software craftsman and not test? Scott Nimrod says no! Carl and Richard chat with Scott about his experiences using TDD practices to build software and how that affected his approach to craftsmanship. Scott talks about h.ow writing testing code to quickly test your app code is a far more efficient use of time compared to repeatedly compiling and running an application, then manually navigating to the feature in question and playing with it. Proper tests are faster, more accurate and repeatable, resulting in better code. And they’re even more important when the app gets bigger, the number of developers increase and time passes – build your software right!

“Things don’t and won’t go to plan”

It’s something I’ve feared and still do from time to time and even said it to past managers, yet the uplifting part is that when they don’t, and you have an alternative, it goes even better!

Not that planning is unnecessary, it definitely is for great starting points in life.

What’s been better for you?

Trying new things

What type of new things have you took on and are proud of?

Myself, I will be starting my new software design/engineer job in a new and larger area next week. SQL tuning, code debugging, and with more design pattern use too, and of course, support from my teammates. Big change for me, and lots of exciting adventures ahead, especially when my wife and I move down there perm as long as things fit and feel right.

In the food sector, I ate deer liver again, and it went down and was a little enjoyable and very nutrient dense.

Take care, all.
Ryan

SqlSaturday Madison, WI 2016 reflection

If you’re in the database sector from time to time, check out in person events (and virtual events) at http://www.sqlpass.org/. It’s a great learning day and networking opportunity as well 🙂 These types of events seem to, without fail, help increase passion for working with IT tools and realize again why we’re in the field – to help end users and customers have a more feature-rich experience and be more quickly able to make business decisions.

I’m thankful I had the opportunity and great pleasure of attending this event. Was my first conference on the database side. I was very pleased by the variety and quality of sessions on topics of database, BI analytic, and reporting tools.

I had picked a mixture of Tuning, Reporting, and Azure sessions, which was great to learn more in depth about cloud based databases through Microsoft. I was surprised of the settings and tooling power shown inside of the Azure portal. Great stuff to be able to set alerts under certain performance conditions.

Have you gone to tech conferences as well, and how did it compare to your expectations? If you haven’t gone to a conference or meetup yet, I’d highly recommend it.