Here is a question….

It has been roughly 2 months since I updated this blog.  I tell myself weekly, I set reminders on my phone, and every other action I could possible do to post something.  What usually happens is that I am not at home when the reminder goes off, I’m study for a test, or Mrs. SQLCodeMonkey…

Vacation is upon us!

Back to my old habits of forgetting to post Blogs.  Well, if you haven’t seen anything here, you can always find great tips for SQL Server on one of my social media platforms. Summer Vacation has finally arrived.  Thirteen days away from work.  This year, we are heading on a cruise.  This will be the…

The picture says it all

As you can see from the picture that I have attached to this post, I am the president of the slacker club.  I just noticed today that it has been almost 2 months since I posted anything here.  Well, honestly, that isn’t a good thing. Don’t think I haven’t been super busy these last few…

Why LinkedIn, Why?

LinkedIn is a great tool to use for Networking.  A lot of us who use LinkedIn, do public speaking engagements.  Do you know, that LinkedIn doesn’t have a topic for public speaking? They have areas for adding patents, publications and even other languages you speak to your profile, however, they do not have an area…

Video Games

I recently read an article that asked the question, what was the first video game you ever played on a PC.  When I think about the first games I ever played on a PC, it amuses me when I hear someone say that a game’s graphics are not “rich” enough, or isn’t detailed enough.  Let’s…

Summer Time

The hours turns into days, the days into weeks and before you know a month has gone by without a post.  Now that Summer is here, my schedule has became so disorganized, that I can’t remember when I posted my last post. With my child out of school for the summer and Mrs. CodeMonkey starting…

Python

As I said earlier, I sat out on a quest to write a twitter bot using Python and a Raspberry Pi.  I found a lot of great samples that let you auto-tweet (using a file), but I still haven’t found any good samples on a bot that will allow you to retweet based on #Hashtags….

SQL Saturday Houston

I have been doing the SQL thing for over close to 20 years.  I have worked as both a developer and a DBA.  I was lucky enough to be selected to speak at the Houston SQL Saturday on June 17, 2017. My session will be over Dynamic SQL.  Dynamic SQL is such a powerful tool…

Roller Coaster Tycoon 3

There comes a time in every gamer’s life that you have to put away the new stuff and bring out the old.  That is exactly what I have done with Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.  Originally released on my wedding anniversary in 2004, it still plays great to this day.  The interface is a little dated…