Hello and Welcome!
Thanks for checking me out. This is my (mostly) professional/technical blog, and the central hub for connecting with me and engaging in tech/career conversations, which I am always open to and enjoy having. I occasionally geek-out over movies & TV, but I try to stay focused on the MS Data Platform & SQL Server in particular.
As of Feb. 2019, I’m going to start moving my off-topic/personal content over to natethewriter.home.blog — go check it out, if that sort of thing sounds interesting!
Here are some blog highlights:
- Quickies – brief tips & how-to’s that address a particular question or use-case
- Humor (or at least, my attempt at some)
- Posts for T-SQL Tuesday
- My most technical series of posts to date, on the Nested Set Model in SQL
- Resources I like, including podcasts and other blogs
- My first post, which I still find pretty funny (because hey, if you can’t laugh at yourself…)
A blurb about me:
I’m a DBA & DBD (Database Developer) & BI-Dev (lately) who appreciates interesting work, working with technology, playing games (of the card, board, and electronic varieties), spending time with family & friends, eating good food, and drinking good beer. Not necessarily in that order.
I enjoy discussing ideas about data, and helping others with what I’ve learned. I also love learning from others! You can reach out to me via my contact page, Twitter (main/alt), Facebook, or LinkedIn. I’m on StackExchange and GitHub, and I’m trying to make good use of Gist for in-blog code samples.
A quick disclaimer:
Images in posts are hardly ever mine, and I mostly use them for humor. If you find one in violation of copyright, please let me know and I’ll be happy to remove it!
Opinions are mine, and do not reflect those of my employers nor colleagues. If you disagree, I’d love to hear from you! Healthy discussion and constructive criticism are always welcome.
Now, go forth and be well!