For 6 months I’ve have been planning a secret trip to London in May as a surprise for my wife (of Irish heritage and accent) (I love how she says, "Aye laddie, kiss me I'm Irish." but that's for another blog.) The plan was to spend a week in London and then top if off with a visit to Dublin to see the Book of Kells (on my bucket list) and stay at Markree Castle at Sligo, Ireland (on her bucket list).
The original plan was to have her boss assign mandatory vacation a few days before the trip (her boss readily agreed), but I thought the wiser and told her last Saturday so she could have a say. By Sunday morning, the itinerary was changed to spending the whole trip exploring Ireland.
So tentatively I’ll be in Dublin Thursday May 20th at the Ireland SQL Server User Group talking about Google-style relevance searches in SQL, temporal databases, SQL development standards and whatnot – more details to come. (It wouldn’t be a vacation without meeting some new SQL friends.)
In honor of Ireland, I’ve composed a SQL limerick…
There once was in Dublin a query
With performance that was quite dreary
Till some lad read Kalen
And started explainin’
That a covering index would be cheery
I challenge everyone who reads this blog to pen their own SQL limerick and add it here, And to my new friends in Dublin, I can’t wait to get there.