I am going to give you a little background on who I am and what I am planning on discussing on my blog. I promise this is going this is going to be the fluffiest portion of my blog, if that isn’t the case, call me on it!
Let me start of by saying I have been doing some sort of IT work for 20 years now, started when I was at 10 years old writing batch scripts in DOS. I then became involved in QBASIC, developing some simple arcade games. Shortly after getting a good grasp for QBASIC, I got involved in Visual Basic 4. In high school, I was also the unofficial network admin at the high school, repairing computers and networking. During that time I also founded a technology club; where we would work on hardware, wiring, and Linux in it’s early stages.
Once I graduated high school, I pursued a BS in Computer Science and got a minor in Mathematics. There I learned C++, Java, Assembly, Perl, PHP, and VB6. I also learned some database theory, that laid the ground work for what I am currently focusing on, SQL Server.
I received my MCTS for SQL Server 2008, which I am really proud of as it was a personal goal of mine and I have found it to be truly rewarding. If you are thinking of pursuing a certification, it takes a lot of time but gives you a good sense of accomplishment.
Since college, my first job was as a programmer, then I became a business analyst, then network admin, back to programmer, and now in a DBA role (but still doing a lot of programming).
I am really focused on .Net and SQL Server. Lately I have been setting my sights on PowerShell for monitoring SQL Server and reducing my Windows Server admin work as well.
The last several years I have moved into management and still keep my programming chops up (mainly in Python these days). I have also completed my MBA and received a certification in Business Architecture.
About The Blog
I am going to share with you some of the interesting and unusual things I have seen throughout my work and fun things I try at home. I will not waste your time by repeating things that are on a lot of other web sites. If you are having a hard time finding a solution for something, let me know and I will try to figure it out.