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I am on the phone with Eric Ridge of ZomboDB and PGX fame. We chat often on the People, Postgres, Data Discord server (yes you should join) and we have unofficial “we are human so we get on the phone” calls about twice a month. The calls are generally about PostgreSQL and the awesome Open Source projects he is building around our famed database. However, on this call I got a question I don’t normally get: how good is your SQL?

Meet Ildefonso Camargo: Command Prompt's Longest Serving Team Member

Welcome to our blog series: Meet the Team, where we will introduce you to the minds behind Command Prompt. This month we are talking with Ildefonso Camargo, Senior Sysadmin and DBA.

How long have you been with Command Prompt?

Almost ten years - My anniversary is in December.

What’s your background and expertise?

I’m mostly an infrastructure guy; I would normally do the servers and the basics but at …

Professionalism Matters - Even When Working Remote

Today we are working from home, from the road, or from family’s homes. Article after article has been written about how to work productively outside of our normal work environment. What they tend to leave out is that professionalism isn’t just for the cubicle; it extends to all matters of the office including working remotely.

That means being purposeful and professional every day. That includes being respectful, dressing …

Meet Justin Graf: Command Prompt's Offgrid Aficionado

Welcome to our blog series: Meet the Team, where we will introduce you to the minds behind Command Prompt. This month we are talking with Justin Graf, DBA.

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How long have you been with Command Prompt?

I started in March 2020, but I’d known about Command Prompt since 2004/05. At the time I was looking for a new ERP/MRP package for the company that I was working …

Pay it Forward

Where were you the first time you were told to “pay it forward?” Were you the recipient of someone else’s good deed, or did a friend or mentor help you out of a pickle? Paying it forward is a fascinating concept with far reaching effects. According to Dictionary.com’s Pop Culture Dictionary, Paying it Forward is defined as “an expression for when the recipient of an act of …

The COVID-19 Pivot: An Opportunity for Reflection

As we get more immersed in our careers and lifestyles, we get comfortable. And when we’re comfortable, we avoid tasks outside of our wheelhouse like the plague (or pandemic). Yes, we grow and we learn, but we love to stay in our field; our realm of comfort, our box. Generally speaking, we can stay where we want, but with the changes of 2020, the question for many people has …

Meet Ron Farrer: Command Prompt's Lifelong Tinkerer

Welcome to our blog series: Meet the Team, where we will introduce you to the minds behind Command Prompt. This month we are talking with Ron Farrer, one of Command Prompt's System Administrators and JR DBA. 

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Where are you based?

I’m from Bellingham, Washington. I currently reside 20 minutes north, but in a few weeks I’ll be moving back to Bellingham.

How long have you been with Command …

Meet Debra Cerda: Command Prompt's Ranged Attack Expert

Welcome to our blog series: Meet the Team, where we will introduce you to the minds behind Command Prompt. This month we are talking with Debra Cerda, Director of Business Development.

 

Where are you based?

I’m based in Austin, Texas, and I’ve been here since 1993. I’m a native Texan, born and raised in Houston, but I visited Austin in ‘93 and fell in love with it. “Keep Austin …

Meet Andrew Smith: Command Prompt's Australian Altruist

Welcome to our blog series: Meet the Team, where we will introduce you to the minds behind Command Prompt. Last month we talked with Andrew Smith, one of Command Prompt's senior Developers. 

Where are you based?

I’m based in Cebu, Philippines. There are probably more people telecommuting from Cebu than anywhere else in the world, and Cebu felt like the most natural place to live because I telecommute …

How to add seconds to a timestamp to get an ending timestamp?

Command Prompt is one of the oldest Postgres support companies in the world and we have been blessed to be extremely busy with Professional community development including meetups and conferences. With the current climate we thought it would also be useful to remind people of “Simple Tips”. Simple tips will help new users of Postgres and related technologies to answer those pesky little questions that are in the back of …