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K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security

IT Security, MySQL, Perl, SQL Server, and Windows technologies.

Archives: January 2007

Tools: ApexSQL Edit wins SQL Server Editor's Choice award

I meant to blog on this last month but work has been just a touch short of insane. I like to keep up in the tools category for SQL Server because you never know when a tool will prove so valuable. In any case, ApexSQL Edit won the SQL Server…

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Midlands PASS February Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 1, 2007, at 6:30 PM. It'll be at the Training Concepts facility once again. With respect to swag, I have the following Microsoft Press SQL Server books to give out. We'll do the standard drawing to award the books. 

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Why I ended up getting a Zune

I've been looking at getting an MP3 player for a while now because I want to make better use of my time, especially as I go to and from work. When the Zune was announced I looked at the specifications and was interested, but I had decided I wasn't going…

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Midlands PASS February Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 1, 2007, at 6:30 PM. It'll be at the Training Concepts facility once again. With respect to swag, I have three Microsoft Press SQL Server books to give out. We'll do the standard drawing to award the books.
 
I'd…

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New Review: NGS Software's Typhon III

I recently had the opportunity to review NGS Software's updated Typhon III general vulnerability scanner. I had previously reviewed it two years ago and was impressed with the product then. The updated version has some nice, new features. You can read my review here: A Review of Typhon III.…

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Adding value to our organizations

Sean McCown writes in the latest Database Underground about how DBAs should try and make things better for users of an organization. I think Sean hits upon an important point not just for DBAs but for all IT workers. Too often IT is seen as a cost center, an…

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Most humorous line I've read in a while

This is from Michael Kaplan's blog over at MDSN. He was writing about the power outage that affected the Northwest back in December and starting a fire. The line:

Oh well, they say if you teach a man to light a fire he'll be warm for a day, but if… Read more

Shared Items on Google Reader

I read through a lot of blogs each day in a variety of technology categories. I've always fashioned myself as a jack-of-all-trades and that helps me a great deal with my current position. However, it does mean consuming a lot of feeds to try and stay up in all the…

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Midlands PASS January 2007 Meeting Minutes

January 4, 2007 Meeting Minutes:
 
Members in Attendance: 15
Next Meeting Date: February 1, 2007
 
Job Board:
 
I had a consulting firm contact me since they found out that there was now a PASS chapter in existence for the SC area. They wanted to know if we…

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