The R.E.S.T. for SUCCESS

4 Things To Propel You Towards Success Part 2

EMPATHY   From its simplest definition, empathy is the awareness of the feelings and emotions of other people. While it feels really good when friends and family understand what we are going thru, this is very rare in our line of work. When the DBAs (Default Blame Acceptor) get blamed when an application runs really slow, […]

The R.E.S.T. for SUCCESS

4 Things To Propel You Towards Success Part 1

  When I went to my very first PASS Summit back in 2007, my goal was to learn as much as I can by attending as many sessions as I possibly can. I chose the sessions I wanted to see, prepared my schedule and set alarms on my phone so I won’t forget. I did […]

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 […]