A Year of “Good Morning!”

Professional Development
Just a little over a year ago, I started posting a "Good Morning!" tweet on Twitter every work day. I've kept it up for over a year and I'd like to take a moment to discuss it. Why did I do it? How has it gone? What are the plans for the future? Why "Good Morning!"? I remember deciding to start doing this. We were barely two weeks into the initial lockdown here in Massachusetts. I was in the dumps. Everyone looked to be in the dumps. My very first tweet, not officially part of the timeline, but let's be honest with you all, was a complaint: So glad my son decided to play videos really loud while getting ready for work. I didn't want to sleep at all. GOOD…
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Understand the True Source of Problems

SQL Server, T-SQL
There's an old joke that goes, "Doctor, doctor, it hurts when I do this." While the person in question swings their arm over their head. The doctor's response is, "Don't do that." Problem solved, right? Well, maybe not. Let's take a quick example from life. I do crossfit (yeah, I'm one of those, pull up a chair I'll tell you all about my clean & jerk progress... kidding). I've been experiencing pain in my shoulder. "It hurts when I do this." But, I'm not going to stop. I've been working with my coach to identify where the pain is and what stretches and warm-ups I can do to get around it (assuming it's not a real injury, and it isn't). In short, we're identifying the root cause and addressing the…
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