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You are Free: Career Lessons from a farm fence

You are Free: Career Lessons from a farm fence

When I put Database technology down,  I run a 20-acre farm with my family. I love it. It's fun watching the kids learn from the experience. It's fun learning my own life lessons and illustrations from the chores and animals. A farm scare today made me think of you....

SQL Server Security Basics

SQL Server Security Basics

This isn't the complete guide to securing a SQL Server, but these are some of the more common things I bump into and wish I wouldn't when it comes to SQL Server Security. Read these practices, understand them by searching the web or come here and ask me for questions...

SQL Server Max Memory Best Practices

SQL Server Max Memory Best Practices

In this Straight Up SQL Server Tips series, we're going back to basics. Many of these are findings in our SQL Server Health Assessments or things I bump into on the forums and Q&A sites when I'm out answering questions. Today we're talking a bit about the SQL...

DevOps: Don’t Forget The Ops

DevOps: Don’t Forget The Ops

I want to commend the team at GitLab.com - they had an issue that took down a key database and everything else with it effectively and when they came back, there was data not coming back. This happens. This happens in "Traditional" 1.0 IT companies (ask my usual...

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For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

- Romans 1:16

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