Rob Farley

Rob Rob Farley has been consulting in IT since completing a Computer Science degree with first class honours in 1997. Before moving to Adelaide, he worked in consultancies in Melbourne and London. He runs the development department in one of Australia's leading IT firms, as well as doing database application consultancy and training. He heads up the Adelaide SQL Server User Group, and holds several Microsoft certifications.

Rob has been involved with Microsoft technologies for most of his career, but has also done significant work with Oracle and Unix systems. His preferred database is SQL Server and his preferred language is C#. Recently he has been involved with Microsoft Learning in the US, creating and reviewing new content for the next generation of Microsoft exams.

Over the years, Rob's clients have included BP Oil, OneLink Transit, Accenture, Avanade, Australian Electorial Commission, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Royal Borough of Kingston, Help The Aged, Unisys, Department of Treasury and Finance (Vic), National Mutual, the Bible Society and others.

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07 February 2006

Being sick is horrible

I'm sick at the moment. I had an allergic reaction late last week (to what, I wish I knew!), which turned into a cough, and now I feel really miserable. And yet I'm online, blogging.

I love distraction therapy - it can work really well. Problem is, when your body needs 'sleep therapy', distraction doesn't really cut it. Although I think watching TV might help - I read somewhere that your body is actually more relaxed watching TV than when you're asleep. Of course, there is so much junk to read these days that it's hardly likely to be true. "When I hear the echo of a duck quacking, I'll go to bed" is not my mantra.

I do plan to be well in time for the User Group meetings this week. Tomorrow night there is ADNUG, and AdSSUG have Peter Myers speaking on Thursday. I can't miss that one, and don't really want to miss ADNUG either.