Ward Pond's SQL Server blog

Ruminating on issues pertinent to the design and development of sound databases and processes under Microsoft SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005, and SQL Server 2000 (while reserving the right to vent about anything else that's on my mind)

January, 2007

  • Career Development?: What a Day Dad Had!

    BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION and FULL DISCLOSURE: I don’t usually pass my blog entries by my boss before I post them, but I rarely blog so directly about the details of my work experiences. For that reason, and because he and our team figure prominently in...
  • Non-Technical News: Blessings Come In All Shapes And Sizes

    The day brings much remarkable news. Kyle and Zach worked the 9-12 year old Little League tryouts today, assisting about 250 of the younger competitors in the league through a day of skills evaluation. The day also served as an impromptu reunion of...
  • DWWTWT?: January 2

    The first working day of the new year saw a short walking commute: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 29 -wp
  • DWWTWT?: January 23

    I made it to my presentation today. I even got to start half an hour early and used all the time (with a brief break in the middle). I'm still not ready for long walks, so Gale let me use the van : Telecommuted: 9 Walked...
  • DWWTWT?: January 24

    I was able to sleep late this morning (all the way til 8!) and I didn't make it to the classroom until almost 10. The good news is that my stamina held out until almost 3. I'm still not ready for long walks, so Gale let me use the van : ...
  • DWWTWT?: January 9

    Even though I'm not "all the way better", I made it into work today; my dear wife allowed me out of the house on the condition that I not walk through a windy, rainy morning, so at her behest, I drove: Telecommuted: 7 ...
  • DWWTWT?: January 3

    Noncompetitive due to illness: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 30 -wp
  • DWWTWT?: January 22

    Today I managed to attend three hours of the SQL Ranger sessions before working from home this afternoon. I'm still not ready for long walks, so Gale let me use the van : Telecommuted: 9 Walked: 78 Walked...
  • DWWTWT?: January 25

    Another van drive to Ranger training : Telecommuted: 9 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 30 Did Not Compete: 35 I'm afraid tomorrow will make the week a clean...
  • DWWTWT?: January 26

    A remarkably consistent week ends with another van drive to Ranger training : Telecommuted: 9 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 31 Did Not Compete: 35 -wp
  • DWWTWT? January 1

    The first day of the new year features the last of this current stretch of noncompetitiveness. Work and school are back tomorrow, but today included the Wisconsin Badgers' football team cementing their first 12-win season with a 17-14 win over Arkansas...
  • DWWTWT?: January 8

    Telecommuting as recovery continues: Telecommuted: 7 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 30 -wp
  • DWWTWT?: January 4

    Telecommuting as recovery continues: Telecommuted: 5 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 30 -wp
  • DWWTWT?: January 12

    Telecommuted in the morning and drove to the company Christmas party (postponed due to weather in December) in the afternoon; we'll count that as a "Drove" : Telecommuted: 9 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus...
  • DWWTWT?: January 30

    The weather is cool and clear. It's a shame I'm not up to walking : Telecommuted: 9 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 33 Did Not Compete: 35 -wp
  • DWWTWT?: January 11

    Telecommuting due to weather and school closure: Telecommuted: 9 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 25 Did Not Compete: 30 -wp
  • DWWTWT? January 5

    Telecommuting as recovery continues: Telecommuted: 6 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 30 -wp
  • DWWTWT?: January 31

    Another day, another ride to work from my patient and loving spouse : Telecommuted: 9 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 34 Did Not Compete: 35 Here are my...
  • DWWTWT?: January 15-19

    I'll make further details in a public post, but this week I've been ill and thus non-competitive to the fifth power : Telecommuted: 9 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 26 ...
  • DWWTWT?: January 29

    One week until elective surgery; Gale gave me a ride to work this morning. We'll call that a Drove : Telecommuted: 9 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 32 Did Not Compete...
  • DWWTWT?: January 10

    Telecommuting due to weather and health: Telecommuted: 8 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 25 Did Not Compete: 30 -wp