Relational database design

Over nine years ago, early 2014, I published a video course on Pluralsight. The subject: relational database design. My expectation back then was that there would be some interest in this topic, but not really much. Success story I was wrong. The number of viewers was high right from the start, and has continued to be high all through the years. This course attracted an average of almost 6,000 viewers per year, with almost 15,000 hours per year of view time. Those numbers far exceeded any expectation I had ever had. And what’s more, the numbers are not declining ……
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The final lap

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(Warning: This blog post is non-technical but purely personal. I write openly about my current health issues. This blog might be triggering for people who struggle with, or lost dear ones to, cancer and other similar diseases.) This is the tenth post in a series on my personal road from first signs of leukemia, through diagnosis and treatment, to, hopefully, full recovery. Click here to read all posts in this series. Back in the hospital It’s February 10. And I am back in the hospital. Finally. First planned for December 2. Then postponed to January 19, in order to remove…
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Good news, bad news

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(Warning: This blog post is non-technical but purely personal. I write openly about my current health issues. This blog might be triggering for people who struggle with, or lost dear ones to, cancer and other similar diseases.) This is the ninth post in a series on my personal road from first signs of leukemia, through diagnosis and treatment, to, hopefully, full recovery. Click here to read all posts in this series. Not a joke We all know them. We all have told them. Jokes (often not very funny) that start with a doctor telling their patient that they’ve got good…
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A quiet period

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(Warning: This blog post is non-technical but purely personal. I write openly about my current health issues. This blog might be triggering for people who struggle with, or lost dear ones to, cancer and other similar diseases.) This is the eighth post in a series on my personal road from first signs of leukemia, through diagnosis and treatment, to, hopefully, full recovery. Click here to read all posts in this series. Kidney gone, cancer gone It’s been almost a month since my last health update, here on my blog. High time to share the current status. Only thing of real…
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Black Friday Charity summary

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All through November this year, I have run a variation on Black Friday Sale, called Black Friday Charity. The idea was to take the discount I would have applied for Black Friday Sale, but instead of giving it as a discount, I would give it to charity. You can read all about it in this blog post. November is now over. That means that the Black Friday Charity period is over. Time to summarize the results. Total November sales When I started the Black Friday Charity drive, my hope was to raise at least a thousand dollars for the Leukemia…
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When it rains, it pours

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(Warning: This blog post is non-technical but purely personal. I write openly about my current health issues. This blog might be triggering for people who struggle with, or lost dear ones to, cancer and other similar diseases.) This is the seventh post in a series on my personal road from first signs of leukemia, through diagnosis and treatment, to, hopefully, full recovery. Click here to read all posts in this series. Second round of chemotherapy As I write this, I am back home. I was released from the hospital last week. At that time I was still recovering from the…
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A long overdue update

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(Warning: This blog post is non-technical but purely personal. I write openly about my current health issues. This blog might be triggering for people who struggle with, or lost dear ones to, cancer and other similar diseases.) This is the sixth post in a series on my personal road from first signs of leukemia, through diagnosis and treatment, to, hopefully, full recovery. Click here to read all posts in this series. My original plan to keep posting frequent updates has not worked out. It’s almost a month since the previous update. My plan for this post is to go through…
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Black Friday Charity

November last year, I ran a Black Friday Sale. As an experiment, not at all sure what to expect. I got to admit, I was pleasantly surprised and at that time I strongly considered making it a yearly tradition. But I changed my mind. I’ll still do something similar during November. It’ll be a kind of hybrid Black Friday Sale plus charity drive. I call it: “Black Friday Charity”. How will that work? For me as the seller, it’s the same as a normal Black Friday Sale: Any product that normally sells for a hundred bucks brings in only fifty…
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The calm before the storm

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(Warning: This blog post is non-technical but purely personal. I write openly about my current health issues. This blog might be triggering for people who struggle with, or lost dear ones to, cancer and other similar diseases.) This is the fifth post in a series on my personal road from first signs of leukemia, through diagnosis and treatment, to, hopefully, full recovery. Click here to read all posts in this series. I have fallen a bit behind with my writing. I started writing this on Monday, September 26th, and I hope to finish it on Tuesday, September 27th. But this…
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First day in the hospital

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(Warning: This blog post is non-technical but purely personal. I write openly about my current health issues. This blog might be triggering for people who struggle with, or lost dear ones to, cancer and other similar diseases.) This is the fourth post in a series on my personal road from first signs of leukemia, through diagnosis and treatment, to, hopefully, full recovery. Click here to read all posts in this series. I write this on Wednesday, September 21st. My third day as a hospitalized patient on chemotherapy. I was planning to write about the past three days but as I…
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