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Roman Rehak

SQL Saturday #59 followup

My session at SQL Saturday #59 went great, the room was packed with people sitting on the floor. The only thing I didn't like was that I had to compress 75 minutes to 50. My apologies to Allan Hirt for not getting out quickly, I got a little carried away when I was approached by people asking questions, including a guy from my native Slovakia. My session materials can be downloaded from the SQL Saturday schedule website. It is not exactly intuitive, but available session downloads can be identified by an asterisk after the title.

Overall, great event again and nicely executed logistics. I almost didn't make it on time, I got stuck in slow traffic on I-87 South. I got off in a scary looking area in Bronx, got stuck in traffic again on Upper Broadway and then my bike died because the electrical system was overloaded by my heated jacket and heated grips. Luckily, the bike started 15 minutes later so I made it to the parking lot I had prebooked, only to find out they do not allow motorcycle parking. So I quickly parked elsewhere but had to pay $50 for 3 hours. The ride home went well but once I hit Vermont, the temperature dropped below 30 and my feet started hurting pretty bad. A gas station attendant suggested using hand warmers he was selling, I dropped them in my boots and couldn't believe how well they worked. My 2010 good luck with law enforcement continued, I got passed by a VT state trooper while I was doing about 78 in a 65 zone. He looked at me, nodded his head, and continued speeding himself at around 80.

Published Monday, November 22, 2010 12:15 AM by roman
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