Monday, June 29, 2009

Mini Vacation

I'm on a mini vacation in Santa Monica and of course I took my computer and blackberry because a DBA is never really off-call.
I took a couple calls today and answered a couple emails to which my boss replied... maybe I should remind you what vacation means.

And it's not that I don't know what vacation means, it's that I really don't mind taking a couple mins here and there to make sure things are going ok while I'm gone. It's kind of a small price to pay really.

So I head home tomorrow evening and I'll be back in the office wed.

I even managed to learn something on this trip. I've never tried searching for an object that doesn't exist but I was reading on the plane that if you enter in an object name that doesn't exist into Object_ID(), it returns NULL. Good stuff that. So consider that your trivia for the day.


Will Harris said...

My boss says the same thing to me, but I reply that I can relax if I know everything is cool at home, and that I care enough about my performance at work that it is truly a part of my life. Sounds cheesy, but its the truth, and I think most people who are truly dedicated feel the same way. Five minutes a day to get your peace of mind is VERY worth it, not to mention the fact that you can rest assured that there will be no flood of work and questions waiting for you when you get back.

Sean McCown said...

Well said Will...

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