In the beginning…

By , February 20, 2010 12:03

While this is the first actual post on my blog, it has no reference to SQL or any other technology for that matter.

I am actually working on the first entry, but it is not anywhere near being complete and I didn’t want to just leave the standard “Sorry, you’re looking for something that isn’t here” on the front page of So here is a short introduction to really say thank you to the online community which I have used a great deal in the last few years. This community is ultimately the reason for me creating this little bit of web in the first place.

There are so many really good quality online sources out there and, among them, a few have inspired me to take the plunge into blogging. I would like to mention just two of the few (I hope they don’t mind):

  1. Brad McGehee has a brilliant knack of being able to explain the sometimes very complex concepts of database administration and putting them into context. He is also brilliant at getting that information out into the public. Check out his website.
  2. Gail Shaw tipped the scales for me when I read her post “Getting here from there”. Gail can really get down to the nitty gritty when it comes to performance issues and in a way that’s easy to understand. (I was really stoked to find a fellow South African right up there on the “International SQL Scene”)

I don’t even hope to be able to compete with Gail or Brad (that would be presumptuous indeed), but I am where I am and would like to start the journey of getting to where they are.

With a little help from my friends, I don’t see why that shouldn’t be possible.

Happy reading


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