Category Archives: Personal development

“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) atĀ It’s a great learning day and networking opportunity as well šŸ™‚ 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 pickedĀ a mixture of Tuning, Reporting, and Azure sessions, which was great to learn more in depth about cloud based databases through Microsoft.Ā 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 techĀ conferencesĀ as well, and how did it compareĀ to your expectations? If you haven’t gone to a conference or meetup yet, I’d highly recommend it.