Time away from a growing company

At LobsterPot, I’m very blessed to have excellent staff working for me. Someone asked me just today why we haven’t grown more than we have in the past year, but in just over a year I’ve brought on 3 staff members and have another one starting next month. And these aren’t sub-contractors – they’re actual … Continue reading Time away from a growing company

24 Hours of PASS – sargability resources

I just did a talk for 24 Hours of PASS on Sargability. I’ve done this talk before (about five months ago at the user group I run and at the PASS AppDev Virtual Chapter). There are a number of useful resources out there about sargability. I’ve blogged about it before, Brent Ozar has blogged about … Continue reading 24 Hours of PASS – sargability resources

Table? No such thing…

No really – hear me out. Of course you create tables, and you query tables, and we say that data is stored in tables. The table is (rightly) a fundamental part of relational theory. But I find that when I think about queries and how they run, I need to approach the system thinking about … Continue reading Table? No such thing…

Conor Cunningham speaking to the Adelaide SQL Server User Group

The guy behind the Query Optimizer, Conor Cunningham, is speaking on Sep 27 (well, Sep 28 here in Adelaide) to the User Group in a few weeks’ time. I only wish that he could be there in person, but as he lives in Texas, it’s much cheaper for everyone if he uses LiveMeeting. But it’s … Continue reading Conor Cunningham speaking to the Adelaide SQL Server User Group

Something for everyone at the SQLBits Training Day

Of course, the one not to miss is the one I’m doing, on Fixing Queries with Advanced T-SQL Techniques, but actually, they’re all excellent. For example, Simon’s just blogged that Buck Woody’s seminar topic has changed. Instead of being on career development, it’s now on DBA skills for the non-DBA. This is a seminar that … Continue reading Something for everyone at the SQLBits Training Day

Q&A about my SQLBits precon

I received an email from someone who’s trying to decide whether or not to register for my precon at SQLBits 7 next month. He’s already coming to the event (which should be a given for anyone who can make it), but he was trying to work out a few things about my precon, which is … Continue reading Q&A about my SQLBits precon