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Archives: September 2008

Business of Software 2008 - Dharmesh - On Startups

I'm starting a series of blog posts from the Business of Software conference that I attended last week in Boston. If you are part of a small technology business (software, hardware, etc.), especially if you are an owner, I'd highly recommend that you attend this conference next year. It's small,… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 11 September 2008

Chrome

I'm not usually much of a beta software guy, but I saw the new Chrome browser (http://www.google.com/chrome) from Google last week at the Business of Software conference and have been seeing articles in the news all week as I've been trying to get the Database Weekly newsletter done. So today…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 11 September 2008

Links

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Posted in Chad Miller on 11 September 2008

Blog Review - Yours & Mine

It's pretty common to see a mild plea from blog authors asking for feedback, or ideas about which to write - and typically not much in the way of response. Most of us want to read/learn, not come up with ideas for someone else! Yet it's entirely valid to both… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 10 September 2008

Upcoming Presentation at the PASS Summit 2008

PASS asked all speakers to update their blogs with news about the event (a good idea), so here's my post!

I'll be doing one sesson this year titled 'So You Want To Be a Manager'. I'm going to talk about the reasons many of us want to move into managment,… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 10 September 2008

Notes on the Jacksonville Code Camp 2009

I'm a couple weeks last posting this, but wanted to get my notes down anyway for future use. The goal of the event was 300 attendees, my guess (unconfirmed) was about 100 actual attendees, this due primarily to the hurricane that had just visited the area and having the location of… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 9 September 2008

Business of Software 2008 - A New Type of Company - 37 Signals

I'm starting a series of blog posts from the Business of Software conference that I attended last week in Boston. If you are part of a small technology business (software, hardware, etc.), especially if you are an owner, I'd highly recommend that you attend this conference next year. It's small,… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 9 September 2008

Business of Software 2008 - Erik Sink

I'm starting a series of blog posts from the Business of Software conference that I attended last week in Boston. If you are part of a small technology business (software, hardware, etc.), especially if you are an owner, I'd highly recommend that you attend this conference next year. It's small,… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 9 September 2008

Brown Bag Lunches/Training - Do They Work?

I'll define a brown bag lunch as a training event held at lunch time where someone on the team does a technical presentation designed to enlighten/educate others on the team that decide to attend. The original idea was that everyone would bring their lunch in a 'brown bag', but I… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 8 September 2008

Marketing - Seth Godin

I'm starting a series of blog posts from the Business of Software conference that I attended last week in Boston. If you are part of a small technology business (software, hardware, etc.), especially if you are an owner, I'd highly recommend that you attend this conference next year. It's small,… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 8 September 2008

Naked Conversations

Sorry, I couldn't help not including 'Book Review' on the subject line, hopefully you're not too disappointed!

I just finished reading Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers (Hardcover). It's a couple years old now, but still interesting and a lot of ideas for… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 7 September 2008

Wish-list for SQL Server Replication

I have been working on sql server replication (on sql server 2K5) for more than 1 year now, starting from designing a replication deployment framework that will take care of multiple publishers to one subscriber and one publisher to multiple subscribers. Now reflecting on the work I have done, I… Read more

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Posted in DBA Philosophy on 7 September 2008

Renaming Databases Posted on SQLServerCentral.com

Renaming Databases was just published on SSC, another in my lastest effort to expose some of the hidden complexities in seemingly routine operations. Definitely read the discussion thread attached to the article as there were several very good additional tips suggested. Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 4 September 2008

Vacations

If all has gone well I've been on vacation this week, enjoying the world class quartz sand at Siesta Key in Sarasota while you work and cheerfully read my blogs entries for the week. If you've been to Cocoa Beach or Daytona, those are good beaches, but the sand gets… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 4 September 2008

Performance Tuning Tips From the Consultant Perspective

I do very little consulting these days, perhaps 4-5 weeks per year, and that only to make sure I maintain 'real world' skills that I need to stay credible in the classroom. Much of that consulting is basic performance reviews of existing code, and today I've got a couple notes… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 3 September 2008

Kindle - Value on the Road

I still need to jot some thoughts about using the Kindle, but a quick note from traveling.

I downloaded 3 or 4 free books, classics, before I left, and I was glad since I finished one I'd bought and Sprint didn't have good connectivity in the Houston airport. Actually I… Read more

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 3 September 2008

Creating Databases Posted on SQLServerCentral.com

Creating Databases was actually posted last week, but got distracted with some other stuff. A basis walk through of creating databases along with related items - autogrow, file placement, etc, though I opted to not cover filegroups. I use filegroups at times, but it felt like adding them made the… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 2 September 2008

Speakers/Presenters, Can You Answer ALL The Questions?

When I teach my introductory (and free) Successful Technical Speaking class to try to help beginners enter the world of speaking, what would you guess is the number one road block? Surprisingly it's NOTT the fear of public speaking, it's the fear that they won't be able to answer all the… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 1 September 2008

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