So it is just about time to leave for the SQLPASS Summit and I wanted to air a couple pet peeves that I sometimes see at such events as an audience member. The pet peeves center around the fact above. Yes, I enjoy the networking, chance to help give back through volunteering, interaction with vendors … Read more
This book needs to be in your library.
Which would you rather do, wade through the nuances of SQL Server licensing or a typical tax form? Some days, I think the latter would be a welcome respite. Let’s just put it this way, I bet Brent Ozar (BrentO on twitter) is happy that licensing wasn’t the biggest part of the MCM grade. (I … Read more
[This is the first in a 4 part series of posts about “Getting Organized” , on track and my use of Evernote.] Getting Organized Series Outline Introduction and License Giveaway A Task’s Life The Death of a Task, Man 451 Degrees – Good For Notebooks Do you struggle with organization? Note taking? Note Finding? I … Read more
Psst. Hey Vendor – DBAs are secretly plotting against you! We hate what your products do to our environments. Sometimes we even work to get you replaced by someone else who makes a product in the same space but is “DBA-Approved”…. What’s that? You want the DBA stamp of approval? I write this blog to … Read more
When I picture Paul Randal, I picture a guy who likes to run up to a bees nest at a crowded picnic and give it a good couple whacks. You know what I mean, it’s that laughing picture in his twitter profile. Or maybe it’s the devil’s advocate style he has. Maybe it’s his controversial … Read more
Aaron Nelson is hosting this week’s T-SQL Tuesday. His topic, like mine from last week, has a lot of ways I could go. He basically said to talk about something that has to do with reporting. I decided to take the hodgepodge approach and talk about a couple things. Disclaimer – I am not syndicating … Read more