You’ll probably hear about this from other sources, but an announcement made this morning bears repeating: One of my favorite tools, SQL Sentry’s Plan Explorer, is now completely free. I’ve used Plan Explorer since its first version. It started out as simply a better way to view execution plans: it displays the graphs in a […]
New Year, New Look, New Focus
Happy New Year, and welcome back! One of the projects I undertook over the holidays was to give the site a facelift. I didn’t follow my original plan, but I definitely like the way it turned out. I hope you like it as much as I do. Another of my holiday projects was to resuscitate […]
Documentation: Are You Ready?
Would your coworkers know how to handle your job if you weren’t there? This question was top-of-mind for me last week as I headed out-of-town for a family emergency. All too often, my answer to such a question has been “no” or “somewhat”. Many people in IT (consultants included) would have to answer that question […]
Is anyone here?
So it turns out that this summer and fall have been very, very busy – too busy to start a blog. A short synopsis: I completed my 5K! As I posted earlier, I ran a 5K on September 17. I finished in 31:00.08 – by far, a personal best. I’m still running, too, and I […]
Ed vs. the 5K
I’ve always hated exercise. For as long as anyone can remember, I’ve complained about doing it. So it came as a surprise to many – including my wife – when I started running this spring. As soon as it started getting warmer (defined as “anything above freezing”), I started getting up early in the morning […]