Thoughts on #SQLFamily

This is the second time I've participated in the "Meme Monday" blog events that have been brought to us by Tom LaRock (blog | @SQLRockstar). The topic is on what "SQL Family" means to us. A few things popped into my head as soon as I read it, and I'm happy to share them: First and foremost SQLFamily means there's people you can count on for help, no matter what time it is. Twitter definitely makes this possible, because there's always people in our family awake in some part of the world, online and chattering about something. The #sqlhelp hash…
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What I’m Thankful For

With Thanksgiving coming up here in the US, I was planning on doing a post like this anyway, but then Jason Strate (blog | twitter) decided to ask everyone, so I'm happy to join in! Thanksgiving is my 2nd favorite holiday (yes, Christmas does take the cake for me). Though it's an American holiday, I like to think that anyone from any nation can appreciate the thought of sharing a meal with family and friends and pausing to reflect on all we have to be thankful for. Here's my list: Michelle - First and foremost, I'm thankful for my beautiful…
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I was at the PASS Summit

Alright, the title of this post is a big fat lie. I would have given my left join to experience the PASS Summit firsthand in Seattle, but it wasn't meant to be this year. Luckily thanks to the magic of teh internetz, I was able to feel like I was there. I'd like to thank two groups of people for making this possible: First of all, a big thank you to everyone at PASS that was responsible for streaming the keynotes and women in tech lunch for everyone to see. I know it took a lot of people to make…
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