5 Shifts to Becoming a Rockstar Data Professional

Without the Stress and Burnout Caused by Being in IT

I had the amazing opportunity to do a presentation for the PASS DBA Fundamentals Virtual Chapter last week. In the past, I usually talked about SQL Server, specifically around high availability and disaster recovery. Besides, that’s my key area of expertise and I want the community to learn a lot from my experiences. In fact, […]

The R.E.S.T. for SUCCESS

4 Things To Propel You Towards Success Part 3

  STORY   I can count the number of times that I’ve had the opportunity to spend real quality time with my dad. He’s lived in the US ever since I can remember.  It’s one of the reasons I try to find opportunities to spend quality time with him.   Maybe it’s just my observation […]

The Problem with Waiting for the Hot Water

Icon made from Icon Fonts is licensed by CC BY 3.0 Here’s another one of those things I knew nothing about before moving to North America: showering with hot water. When it’s hot and humid, the last thing I want is to shower with water that’s even hotter than my cup of coffee. That’s why […]

The Practice of Navia Aut Caput

The first manned flight. The naming of Portland, Oregon. A foot ball game. All three have one thing in common: a coin toss – the practice of throwing a coin in the air to make a decision based on an outcome – either heads or tails. It’s interesting to see how this has become common practice in […]