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Steel mill update

Published on March 17, 2013 by in Personal

Back in August 2012 I described the bankruptcy of RG Steel and the possible fate of three our nation’s remaining steel mills. I now have an update and some commentary based on my experience in the steel industry, several lifetimes ago. Sparrow’s Point (Baltimore) MD It’s over folks. Formerly the largest steel mill in the world will

 
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Touchdown: First class on the board

Published on March 3, 2013 by in Personal, Teaching

I am pleased to report that last week I successfully taught my first class as a Technical Instructor at New Horizons Great Lakes. I taught 20410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012. This is kind of like a homecoming for me because a long time ago I used to be a big fan of Windows

 
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2012 Recap

Published on December 31, 2012 by in Personal

I’ve been reflecting back on 2012 and all I can say is Wow.  It’s been quite a year. I can’t imagine how I fit it all in. I compiled a list of my presentations and talks for the year: 4 – User group meetings 8 – SQL Saturdays 3 – IT Pro events (Not SQL

 
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A New Chapter

Published on November 28, 2012 by in Personal

Today is my last day at BakerHostetler. I have been there a very long time. When I started there we were running UniVerse on Unix (one of the reasons they hired me in the first place) for their database platform. I helped lead their migration to SQL Server and learned a lot in the process. I have

 
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Steel Mill Liquidation

Published on August 8, 2012 by in Personal

For those of you who know me, you know that I have a soft spot in my heart for the steel industry. Maybe it’s because that was my first real job, working for a steel company. So I have been following with a heavy heart, the demise of RG Steel. I won’t go into the

 
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Declutter your life

Published on April 4, 2012 by in Personal

I originally took the day off today to work on my SQLRally presentation, among other things. I ended up cleaning the basement, going to the recycling center, spraying for weeds, throwing out some old junk and other things unrelated to SQL Server. I guess I needed it. So do you. Take a day to declutter

 
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