Tag: success

What The Dollar Bill Trick Can Teach Us About Leadership

When I was a kid, I’ve learned a very neat trick about making paper money smile or frown. The trick was very simple that I picked it up real quick and showed it to a few of my friends. I did use the Philippine Peso to try it out instead of a US dollar bill. If […]

Confessions of a Junior SQL Server DBA

– Photo by Milada Vigerova – Wayne was getting ready to meet the director of engineering, the person responsible for hiring him. They spoke briefly over the phone for the scheduled interview. The director happened to be from Romania but spoke very good English that you’ll think he grew up in America. The role: Windows engineer. This […]

Implementing AES For (Job) Security

Back in 2009, a friend of mine asked why we decided to move to Canada despite the 2008 financial crisis that hit North America. To which I replied, “There really is no such thing as a job security. That in itself is a myth.” Now, I don’t want to sound negative here but that statement was […]

Dealing With the Myth of Work-Life Balance for the IT Professional

I’d be honest. I was a bit emotional as I was preparing my presentation for the PASS Professional Development Virtual Chapter. If you’ve seen some of my presentations, you’ll know that I love telling stories to get the message across. But for this presentation, the story really hits home as I’m reminded of a friend […]

The Irony of Learning – And On Learning More

[callout]“The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.” – Albert Einstein[/callout] The side effect of learning something new is that you feel like you were smarter today than you were yesterday. OK, wait, let me take that back. The irony of learning something new is that you feel like there’s […]