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n–n–no… nobody's fault but mine. database boffin, virtue signaler; he/him
May 12 16 tweets 3 min read
how long has it been since you heard the term 'nanny state' applied to the United States?

please let me introduce you to "the pappy state." "the pappy state" is primarily driven by what pappy doesn't ever wanna hear about, and doesn't ever wanna talk about.
May 12 6 tweets 1 min read
i looked up someone from my past today, after talking to my 17 yro daughter a bit. friend from my undergrad days :-)
another cellist. much better than me.
highly respected cardiologist now. went on from UW-Madison to Yale for med school, residency at UPenn. we laughed as my daughter and wife diagnosed me with envy. 😂
that wasn't quite it. i'm happy for all his success, and the people he's helped.

is there bitterness?
yeah. not bitter envy. bitter disappointment, i guess.
i am so frustrated at how i've failed to stay in touch.
May 12 6 tweets 2 min read
i see someone with initials CO wants to know if the current hepatitis outbreak among children is plausibly related to Covid-19 vaccination.

NO. Any relation to the Covid-19 vaccination is not plausible. Verging on impossible.
A variant of Covid-19 is among the theories. Acute Hepatitis and Adenovirus Infection among Children — Alabama, October 2021 – February 2022
2022 May 6
May 11 11 tweets 2 min read
In Texas, abortion laws inhibit care for miscarriages
2022 May 10
npr.org/sections/healt… «"The challenge is that the treatment for an abortion and the treatment for a miscarriage are exactly the same," said Dr. Sarah Prager, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Washington in Seattle and an expert in early pregnancy loss.»
May 11 5 tweets 1 min read
When i walk around the office buildings where i work, i sometimes encounter mothers' rooms - to accomodate nursing of newborns, breastmilk pumping, and other activities.

that's cool. i feel like my workplace is fairly responsive to employee needs. but the mothers' rooms are a pretty new idea. a pretty recent response to employee needs. the need isn't new.
that's not a dig at my employer at all.
May 11 7 tweets 1 min read
US Interior Department says Native American children were forced into assimilation at 408 federal boarding schools
2022 May 11
cnn.com/2022/05/11/us/… "from 1819 to 1969, there were 408 federal schools in 37 states."
May 11 4 tweets 1 min read
smash your axioms anyway
May 11 7 tweets 1 min read
my sister passed the contents of this thread to me today, i relay them here in the hopes they are helpful to someone. Glazer/Artist
Ephraim Pottery is looking for a ceramic artist to join our collaborative art studio in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. At Ephraim Pottery we create wheel-thrown, hand-sculpted art pottery in the style of the early 20th Century Arts & Crafts Movement.
May 11 4 tweets 1 min read
i don’t think it’s happened yet.
someday i’ll be in a twitter conversation with someone and i won’t quite be able to recall their profession… and i’ll assume they are a database pro.
i hope that isn’t cause for offense. i also assume people are no older than me, unless they are a medical doctor, professor, or lawyer. surprise me if they are younger than me.

no matter how many birthdays i’ve had, in comparison to other people internally i am 28 years old.
May 10 8 tweets 2 min read
Having read the draft opinion from Justice Alito and the amicus brief from the United States… of course the the thing everyone should be thinking about and talking about is reproductive rights.
But also… The draft isn’t good.
it’s crap.
Justice Alito, did they give you “the villain talk?”
if the sentiments and argumentation in the draft drive the opinion as released, you’re going to be a villain.
Not just because i said so.
in fact, least of all because *i* said so.
Jan 12 38 tweets 6 min read
trying to reproduce a system issue that presents itself in a complex ETL when run at full scale on a given system is tough.
but it’s a task i can do sometimes, and want to be able to do more often. it’s an important task bc attaching a debugger to production is risky. and extended events is of limited use when some system symptoms are known but query/worker/memory condition contributors aren’t.
Jan 12 4 tweets 1 min read
i still can’t separate Bill Cosby from Cliff Huxtable.
doesn’t just keep me from watching the Cosby Show; keeps me from referencing some great scenes from the show i think many people my age know well.
that’s a shame, especially considering all the other talent & people involved. When Denise made Theo that “cool” shirt?! 🤣
Jan 12 5 tweets 1 min read
did i buy AppleCare for my 10 yro’s iPhone or not?
the receipt search begins. i wonder if my 10 yro’s phone will tell me if it’s covered by applecare?
Jan 12 5 tweets 2 min read
the idea for today is to cause #sqlserver [total server memory] to exceed [target server memory] by several gb with a rowstore-only workload and *then* read columnstore segments into buffer pool (and column store object pool). while there are no columnstore related pages in bpool and columnstore object pool does not exist, the impossibly-high [target pages] value means almost no SQLOS free memory on the system.
Jan 12 5 tweets 1 min read
meaningful use of a 3d graph (rather than stacked/layered/mixed line + area 2d graph) would be unlocking a whole new achievement for me. my imagination is so thoroughly 2d-based. i can imagine 2d objects in motion: waves, gears, spinning plates. But 3d is a problem for me.
Jan 12 6 tweets 2 min read
Y’all. in your 3 am glitter adventures, please only enter when invited; and don’t break any windows. Be like glitter vampyres, k?

but… look at those smiles. i kinda wanna hear their story.
Women arrested after throwing glitter at man
2022 January 11
fox13news.com/news/clearwate… i want to know if the coppers followed a glitter trail to their still-warm car. (according to the police the car was still warm, and glitter was found in the car.)
i also wanna know if those mugshots were from this incident or priors 🤣
Jan 12 7 tweets 2 min read
when do the stories people believe about a work of art, regardless of artist intent or history of the piece, become a part of the work of art?
i don’t know. working with a database engine, i’m an absolute stickler for “design intent” as revealed by documentation and historical development.
Jan 12 4 tweets 1 min read
this is a supertweet that was a subtweet
Jan 11 8 tweets 2 min read
my dads. one of them worked his way to engineer, and eventually engineering management. night classes, two jobs til he got in. even when he finally made it, he was on call all the time. my other dad worked retail most of his life. but also took turns running his own business, selling insurance, going back to school to become a minister, ministering, and eventually night auditing at a hotel.
Jan 10 17 tweets 4 min read
still one detail about this story i’m trying to track down. did anyone use their cell phone to call from the ice?

27 people rescued after being stranded on floating chunk of ice off Green Bay shore
2022 January 9
amp.usatoday.com/amp/9150190002 a common and imo good safety tip…

«In the news release, the Brown County Sheriff's Department reminded people to always remain aware of any deterioration, cracking or melting and to always keep a cellphone with them when standing or traveling on ice.»
Jan 10 4 tweets 1 min read
I’m watching “The Omega Code” which i knew beforehand would be awful.
rottentomatoes.com/m/omega_code i don’t understand why in the computer lab, two scientists speaking Russian are working on a program that displays an on-screen double helix and prints out sheets of paper with Hebrew and English words.