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)

April, 2007

  • DWWTWT?: April 30

    For the first time since January 2nd , the weather, my family's schedule, and my stamina aligned to allow a walk to work! Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 79 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 73...
  • DWWTWT?: April 23-27

    A week of SQL Ranger RTM and baseball games for the boys led this to be an all-driving week: Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 73 Did Not Compete: ...
  • Non-Technical News: The Final Brief Update On My Health (unless something else bad happens)

    This is (hopefully) the conclusion of a thread begun here , and continued here and here . I met with my doctor earlier this week, who took me off of every single one of the seventeen pills eighteen days post-surgery (I'm back down to the three I've...
  • Non-Technical News: Hawking One Step Closer To Space

    Back in November , I posted a link to this MSNBC article about Stephen Hawking 's desire to go to space. Earlier this week , Professor Hawking took his first zero-G training flight, and went through roughly four minutes of weightlessness. His comment...
  • DWWTWT?: April 19-20

    Two more drives to complete the first week of SQL Ranger RTM: Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 68 Did Not Compete: 45 Have a great weekend....
  • DWWTWT?: April 16-18

    SQL Ranger RTM is in full swing, and so far I've driven to work all three days this week: Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 66 Did Not Compete: ...
  • DWWTWT?: April 10-13

    Tuesday I was in post-surgical recovery noncompetitive mode; Wednesday I telecommuted; and yesterday and today I drove to work because I'm still too tired to walk: Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 78 Walked to the...
  • SQL SUMMIT 2007: More SQL Developers, Another Room, LiveMeeting.. And Lunch!

    Yesterday marked the sixth day since my surgery last week. After getting off of the liquid diet the night before and enjoying dinner with our family, I spent my first full day back on my feet as emcee at SQL SUMMIT 2007, the latest of the internal Microsoft...
  • DWWTWT?: April 9

    Today I'm in post-surgical recovery noncompetitive mode: Telecommuted: 20 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 61 Did Not Compete: 44 Hope your week goes well.....
  • Another Brief Update On My Health

    I'm pleased to report that I'm resting comfortably at home after successful surgery last Friday to repair a pancreas divisum condition. I'll be building my strength up over the next couple of days, and am hoping to be up-to-snuff for the SQL Ranger...
  • DWWTWT?: April 6

    Today I'm noncompetitive due to the second attempt at my surgery: Telecommuted: 20 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 61 Did Not Compete: 43 Hopefully I'll be...
  • DWWTWT?: April 2-5

    So far this week, I've driven except for telecommuting yesterday: Telecommuted: 20 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 61 Did Not Compete: 42 Hope your week is...