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)

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  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: October 20-24

    A week in Redmond began with the need to run a number of errands Monday morning before work. I ended up driving to work as a result, but I did manage to walk the rest of the week: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations...
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: February 27

    Another busy day, another van ride: Telecommuted: 13 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 43 Did Not Compete: 40 -wp
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: August 20-22

    Monday morning saw a driving rain blanket the area, which led to the employment of internal combustion. Yesterday and today were walking days: Telecommuted: 26 Walked: 104 Walked to the Bus: 16 Drove: 98 Did Not Compete: ...
  • Blog Post: May The Blessings Of The Season Be Upon You

    I mentioned in my last post that I'd be sharing some "seasonal" thoughts while I'm on vacation; on behalf of my family and me, here they are.. For some years, it's been my custom during the holiday season to share this story with friends, family, and co-workers as a reminder of the true nature of...
  • Blog Post: R.I.P. Tun-Hsu "Martha" McCoy -- and Thank You!

    Every once in awhile, you get a piece of news that sets you looking at where you are and where you've been. Today is one of those days. There will be no technical content in this post, and it might ramble some. Bear with me; it's been a contemplative night.. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-= When I was a young...
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: February 7

    This is the last of the preposted posts from Friday, February 2. Today I'm still recovering from my procedure . I'm once again decidedly non-competitive : Telecommuted: 10 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 35 Did Not...
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: February 14

    I showed my face for a bit at the office today after a morning of playing catch-up from home. I used the car to assist in my face-showing, so we'll call today a Drove : Telecommuted: 12 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 36 ...
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: July 19

    Thanks to some decent weather this morning (nothing dicey ), Walked has overtaken Drove for the first time since mid-May : Telecommuted: 25 Walked: 97 Walked to the Bus: 16 Drove: 96 Did Not Compete: 55 Now begins...
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: May 21-23

    So far this week, I've driven to work on Monday and Tuesday due to after-work commitments, while today I managed to enjoy a beautiful day on the sidewalks of 156th Avenue N.E.: Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 81 Walked to the Bus: 16 Drove: ...
  • Blog Post: A Picture From Barcelona

    Attached is a picture of the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia ( Temple of the Sacred Family ) which I took yesterday .
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: December 21

    Home for the holidays, and thus non-competitive.. Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 77 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete: 22 -wp
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: December 5

    Today brought about a "short walking commute": Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 73 Walked to the Bus: 10 Drove: 23 Did Not Compete: 17 Happy birthday to my cousin Sylvia .. -wp
  • Blog Post: Strange Bedfellows? Branson Offers Hawking A Boost

    Stephen Hawking wants to go to space. Via Virgin Galactic , Richard Branson wants to help. Read this . It's pretty remarkable. -wp
  • Blog Post: 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.. -wp
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: March 2

    The week draws to a close with a steady rain. I'm still not up to walking through such weather, so it was a rainy MG day: Telecommuted: 14 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 45 Did Not Compete: 40 Have a wonderful...
  • Blog Post: 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
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: February 4

    The week begins with another walk -- two days in a row!: Telecommuted: 37 Walked: 149 Walked to the Bus: 17 Drove: 139 Did Not Compete: 89 How about those Giants ?! -wp
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: July 7-11

    The week feature two telecommutes and three drives to work: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 44 Walked 204 Walked to the Bus 17 Drove 167...
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: March 4

    A dry, temperate morning led me to beat feet down 156th Avenue NE: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 37 Walked 159 Walked to the Bus 17 Drove...
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: December 13

    I can essentially rerun yesterday's post unedited; despite plans after work, today I executed a "short walking commute" through a light rain: Telecommuted: 4 Walked: 76 Walked to the Bus: 12 Drove: 24 Did Not Compete...
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: March 10

    The week and the fourth Ranger rotation start with a walk through light rain: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 37 Walked 161 Walked to the Bus 17 ...
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: October 25

    Yesterday , I wondered whether a guilty conscience would lead me to a foot-based commute in the rain. Well, while today did beget a "long-walking commute", the singular lack of any airborne precipitation rendered moot any guilt-related issues: Telecommuted: 4 Walked...
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: March 13-16

    Playing a little catch-up today; Tuesday and Wednesday were driving days and Thursday and Friday were non-competitive : Telecommuted: 14 Walked: 78 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 53 Did Not Compete: 42 Happy Birthday...
  • Blog Post: DWWTWT?: March 25

    This morning featured a walk down a brisk 156th Avenue NE : Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 37 Walked 169 Walked to the Bus 17 Drove 154...
  • Blog Post: RIP Richie Hayward: 1946-2010

    Sad, sad news today from the worlds of music and friendship: Richie Hayward – founding member, drummer, writer, and singer in the seminal American rock and roll band Little Feat – lost his year-long battle with liver cancer today. He was only 64. I first became familiar with Richie and Little...