Category Archives: Personal development

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

When ‘all things in moderation’ get away on you.. let it create motivation

The world is filled with advocates of “all things in moderation”, and at times, rightly so – given the fact we all have different desires in life and don’t want to always go on a rigid direct path to success.  Being stern like that can actually strip out a lot of fun out of life too – yet at the same time, if you find yourself enjoying being rigid and 100% on course, continue to do that too.  It’s all about what fits best for you at this time in your life.  And that can change over time as well.  It’s ok 🙂

Enjoy your life and the people in it.

“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.

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 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.