Joe Webb Blog

Musing and observations about SQL Server, other technogies, and sometimes just life in general

Welcome 2009!

Happy New Years! (noise makers sounding in the background, confetti and streamers softly floating down behind me). I hope you all had a wonder New Year's Day holiday. Now it's back to work.

This fall was quite busy for me. I spoke at a couple of user group meetings, two conferences in two countries, and best of all received into this world a new son, Timothy. For anyone counting that makes four children for me and my wonderful bride of 11+ years.

I also received word yesterday that I was re-awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP for 2009. It's the fifth time I've received the honor and I'm definitely humbled to be even be mentioned in the same breath with such a great group of people. If you're not familiar with the MVP program, here's a link to the official home page of the Microsoft MVP program.

Anyway, with all of the fall's activities, my blogging efforts suffered a bit. The number of posts over last 3 months of the year were down significantly compared to the prior 9 months. The timing also corresponded to my Twittering activities too. I've found that it's very convenient to share technical resources and links via short Tweets rather than compile it into a longer blog. They shouldn't be mutually exclusive, though.

I'm not one to make New Year's Resolutions, but I have decided to again turn my attention to blog posts. So keep an eye our for some new content here.