Mindblown: a blog about philosophy.

  • To the #SQLPASS #FirstTimers of #Summit 2012 – The Procrastination Edition

    Okay, it is the “11th Hour” – It’s Friday, you have things to do before you leave for the day, and they you rush home to pack you bags for the SQL PASS Summit.  WHERE TO START? It will be okay… (incidentally, many interesting variations of the original when you look at Google images.) There […]

  • SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) Resources

    Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) has been around for over 8 years.  It was introduced in 2004 as an add-on for SQL Server 2000 because it was feature complete, but the SQL Server team was having issues launching the rest of “Yukon”.  Incidentally, Yukon was the codename for what would become SQL Server 2005.  As […]

  • The Right Time and Place (and Technology?)

    I am sitting in the waiting room at the doctors office with iPhone in hand… And I am blogging. Not the best tool for the job, but it works in a pinch. The WordPress iPhone app is actually just the right balance of utility and frugality – the power that you don’t need doesn’t get […]

  • So much to do, so little time.

    Summer is here and there is so much happening in my area of technical speciality. Microsoft SQL Server SQL Server 2012 was recently released. This is a significant release for SQL Server in many respects.  In the BI front out ETL tool finally had Undo.  I know… crazy that this is something that one gets excited […]

  • “Done is Better Than Perfect”

    I saw this quote in someone’s Facebook post the other day, and although I cringe at the reality of the statement, in general I must agree – Done is better than perfect. With this current task of creating a new personal brand for myself, “done” is the goal of this first blog post.  Sure, I need […]

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