SQL Book Review

I’ve been working on setting up a maintenance plan in SQL Server on one of our production servers.  Right now we back the whole server up nightly, but we have a machine that I’d like to get some more granularity […]

Android Programming

I recently spotted an article discussing “Nanodegrees” at Udacity. What particularly caught my eye is they had partnered with Google to teach Android programming. They offer a beginner’s class to complete 10 projects for $200/month, half your tuition back if […]

Lame SQL, Just Lame

We have a table with a bunch of columns that are of “bit” type. I want to count the number of bits flipped to 1 in those columns. Seems like that should be a fairly common use case, doesn’t it? […]

Captain America: Civil War

Took Friday off to see the new Captain America movie, the one movie my husband and I have really been looking forward to this year.  Two thumbs up I say!  I was surprised by some of what happened, plus the […]

Quantum Break

Fun game with a good story.  It quickly becomes evident as to why they hired actors for the game, there are several movie clips to watch throughout the game after each episode.  The lower rating is because the game is […]


Today I submitted my graduation application at WGU.  I already have a B.S. in Computer Science, but once I started working in management it became clear that I needed to figure out the business side of things.  I’d end up […]

Weird SQL Concatenation

At work I automate reports that usually pull a really large chunk of data from several tables in our loan origination software.  Today I came across a report with a blank value where I was concatenating 2 fields together: CASE […]