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…

Volumio

Summer has arrived early in the Great State of Texas!  The last few weeks we have been pushing the upper 90’s, with a heat index over 100.  I know a lot of people complain about the heat, but this is Texas, if you don’t like the heat, you might be living in the wrong state. …

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…

As another thought comes to my mind….

As I’m sitting here doing an update to the latest IOS for my iPad, I started thinking about my WordPress Sites.  When I found out that I was not able to upload a custom theme to the main WordPress.com Site, I decided to drop my subscription and move everything in house.  For the longest time,…

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…

The New Theme Layout

It’s been almost a full year that I have hosted my own WordPress site.  I moved away from my .NET blog software that was hosted on my X454 site and switched to a Raspberry Pi running a full LAMP server.  Since then, I have stuck with a simple theme that really didn’t match the layout…

Site was down

Hello All! Seems that I had a little connection problems the last few days.  I swapped out my router and in the process I reset my static IP address on my web server.  During this time, it looks like the site was down and couldn’t be accessed. I finally got a chance to get everything…

BBS – When life was simple

As promised, I will expand on that last statement I made about BBS Software.  Let’s go back to 1992.  That was a very busy year for me.  I got married that year, yes, she still puts up with me daily, and I also came across this thing called a BBS.  By 1992, I was fluent…

What should this title read….

Sometimes I think I have posted a post, then I look at my feed only to realize I haven’t.  That is why I am calling this one my Miscellaneous post.  When I first came up with the idea for the post, I was going to talk about projects I’m working on, or things that I…

SQL Saturday # 680 – Kansas City Mo – October 7th, 2017

Good evening all! If you didn’t get a chance to catch my session at SQL Saturday Houston or Baton Rouge, you have another chance this year.  I was fortunate enough to be selected for SQL Saturday Kansas City.  Come watch as I explain the beauty of Dynamic SQL.  Even if you have had the chance…

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….

Setting up an RSS Feed

I usually do all my critical thinking on Sundays.  That one day of the week, were I have had a few days to relax and then decide what to tinker with next.  Today I decided to set up an RSS Feed for this site.  The end game on this is to be able to use…

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…