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K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security

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

Archives: December 2008

Joel Spolsky on servant leadership

With the holidays about over, I'm catching up on my RSS feed reading. This is an article from the beginning of December from Joel Spolsky. In it he talks about his brand of servant leadership and how he learned it:

http://www.inc.com/magazine/20081201/how-hard-could-it-be-my-style-of-servant-leadership.html?partner=fogcreek

He makes this point on page 2:

Getting…

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Jumpstart TV SQL Server security videos on-line

Back in October I had the opportunity to work with Andy Warren and do a series of SQL Server security videos for Jumpstart TV. Chris Rock did a bit of editing to add some polish to them as I was (and still am) a complete rookie at the video-type training.… Read more

SQL Quiz Part 2 - Career Challenges

Another diabolical idea of Chris Shaw. I'm actually late to the game because I got tagged a week ago by Jason Massie.

The Questions for this quiz…  What are the largest challenges that you have faced in your career and how did you overcome those?

Challenge #1: Taking… Read more

Immune Systems, User Groups, Changing Jobs

I've been off-line except for hints here and there for the last couple of weeks due to fighting off an illness. One thing I've learned about working with youth, especially during this part of the year, is that I've got to start looking to boost my immune system. Part of… Read more

Midlands PASS Chapter Meeting Tonight - Virtualization Everything

Speaker: Paul Shearer

Midlands PASS Chapter - December 4, 2008 Meeting

The Midlands PASS chapter will hold our normally scheduled meeting on Thursday, December 4, 2008. Paul Shearer will be giving a presentation entitled "Virtualization Everything" in which he'll cover virtualizing SQL Server for large scale apps using Hyper-V technology.… Read more