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Archives: October 2011

The Showdown

Today we have a guest post from Steve Jones.

I survived SQL in the City in LA, and thanks to everyone that came. Alien Brad looked normal, but it also appears that he’s learned to imitate humans. Or maybe Brad escaped and made his way to LA. I’m not… Read more

0 comments, 574 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 31 October 2011

Brad or Spot?

Today we have another guest post from Steve Jones.

I’m no expert on animals, but I have a little experience out on the ranch in Colorado. Brad appears to be acting very strangely in the latest episode of DBA in Space. The way he’s drinking water is more reminiscent… Read more

0 comments, 291 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 24 October 2011

No longer just an admin but a DB Astronaut : A poem.

Today we have a guest post from Phil Factor as Brad is on vacation.

‘ I used to fettle databases as a DBA
But now I am a little star above the Milky Way.
The five-hour flight to SQLPASS was once my longest trip,
But now I float in zero-G… Read more

0 comments, 241 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 19 October 2011

The Demise of Jar Jar

Today we have a guest post from Steve Jones as Brad is on vacation.

Today we have the third question from the DBA in Space contest, given by me from the comfort of Colorado. Apparently something is happening at Roddenberry Launch Center, and after the explosion last week, I’m… Read more

2 comments, 220 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 17 October 2011

Red Gate Software is Sending a DBA into Space!

By now, you should have already heard the big news. Red Gate Software is sending a DBA into space. When I first heard about the competition earlier this summer, my jaw literally dropped. It’s an unbelievable prize, and unfortunately one I am not able eligible to win. But that’s OK,… Read more

0 comments, 423 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 13 October 2011

October Question: What one thing do you feel has the greatest impact on SQL Server’s performance?

When it comes to databases, many DBAs obsess over performance, and for good reason, as when user’s begain to complain about slow performance, it is the DBA who is often blamed. So, for this month’s question, “Tell us what one thing do you feel has the greatest impact on SQL… Read more

44 comments, 536 reads

Posted in SQL Aloha on 1 October 2011