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Archives: July 2008

One Year Blog Review

Just over a year ago I decided to start a blog and I put an item on my calendar to look back to see how things had gone, look at what things I want to change going forward, or if I even wanted to continue. My original goal was one… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 6 July 2008

Celebrating July 4th

I try to limit the number of truly off topic posts I do, but today is a special day in the US and one that still gets most of the recognition it deserves. Take a minute and re-read the Declaration of Independence and think about what's happened since that day. Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 3 July 2008

Midlands PASS Meeting - July 17 - SQL Server MVP John Welch

The Midlands PASS Chapter hosts:

SQL Server MVP John Welch

July 17, 2008 at Training Concepts

The Midlands PASS chapter will hold a special meeting on Thursday, July 17, 2008, to host SQL Server MVP John Welch. John will be giving a presentation on SQL Server Integration Services Read more

INETA Champs Program

My friend Shawn Weiseld posted a note about the new INETA Champs Program. Looks interesting and is a nice step in the right direction for growing local communities. The part I'm not thrilled with is the self-nomination. It's probably a fatal character flaw, but I'm just not a huge… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 2 July 2008

Is This a DBA Skill?

I saw an interesting note about how Intel is warning developers that they need to learn to program with multiple cores. They're saying 100 cores on a chip isn't far away. I'm sure there's a lot of truth here and it worries me. I think we'll see some really… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 2 July 2008

One More MVP (Doh!)

As expected, I forgot someone again in my MVP announcement. Last time I announced Kathi Kellenberger and Andy Leonard, forgetting Jacob Sebastian. This time I announced Michael Coles and Jeff Moden, but forgot Gail Shaw! MS doesn't make it easy to figure out who's renewed, so I kind of depended… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 2 July 2008

Replication Error "memory mapped file read failed"

I was fighting an error that was very rare to appear. I originally put a post on a MS forum


The issue has delayed our project (with hundreds of people for the project) for one day, the pressure on me is intense, to say the least. Fortunately after 36 hrs (5 hrs… Read more

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Posted in DBA Philosophy on 2 July 2008

Growing New Speakers/How to Go National/PASS Needs a Policy

I commented in an earlier post about the challenges PASS has in trying to select a 100 or so speakers out of a set of applicants 2-3 times that size. I've run into a couple people since then that have asked for help/ideas on how to make it to the… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 1 July 2008

New MVPs

Today's the day that new MVPs are notified for Q3 and two longtime community members, Jeff Moden and Michael Coles, were awarded. I didn't see announcements on who dropped off, but I know of three people I see in the community often that are new.

Jeff has answered so many… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 1 July 2008

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