Reflections Of A Failed Closer

I have a problem with closing things out. There, I said it. I’ve always had a nagging notion in my head that while I’ve made leaps and bounds in terms of my personal productivity and effectiveness, something still just wasn’t quite right. After careful consideration (and a lot of not-so-gentle nudging from my wife, bless […]

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The Quiet Of Morning

It’s nearly 7 AM, and as I’m drinking my morning tea and reading, I suddenly feel the urge to write about how my newly acquired habit of getting up early has affected my life. At the moment, the house is still, with only the cats wandering around (well, one of them at least, the other, […]

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Dealing With Too Many Voices

When I was a DBA (and, to a lesser extent, now as well) I frequently got into a scenario where I’d have multiple groups clamoring at me to accomplish a request from them on short notice. This sometimes became a problem, such as when there was only x hours in the day and I needed y hours […]

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You Only Have So Much Time – Use It Wisely

Hello there blogosphere… been awhile since I posted! What’s that you say? Did I lose my motivation? Why no, actually, I’ve been extremely motivated lately. Just not to blog. You see, I came to a realization shortly after my last post: I’ve only got so many hours in a day, so I’d better use them […]

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