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K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security

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

Archives: December 2010

2010 - A Year without Specific Goals

In previous years I had set goals and even if I didn't fully achieve them, they were helpful in giving me targets and I was able to grow because of them. 2010 began and I didn't set any goals. Truth be told, I was in much of a fog because… Read more

Fashionably Late, but She's Here!

I'm pleased to announce the latest addition to the Kelley family, a beautiful baby girl born at 11:56 PM last night. She weighed 8 pounds and 1 ounce and measured in at 18.5 inches. She is the biggest at delivery of our four children. Mommy and baby are both fine.

For obvious reasons,… Read more

Giving Thanks

I often say I am where I am in the community because of other folks. As we approach the close of this year, I'd like to give specific thanks to a few people who have really made a huge impact in my life this year. This list is by no… Read more

PASS Election Review Committee - We Need Your Input!

The PASS Election Review Committee has geared up and we've started looking at the process of the entire election process that we use for PASS Board of Directors. We're not specfically established to "fix" anything or "correct" previous election cycles so much as we are here to look at the… Read more

T-SQL Tuesday #13 – What the Business Says Is Not What the Business Wants

This T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by Steve Jones (blog | twitter) and the topic he proposes is: "What issues have you had in interacting with the business to get your job done."

Jeremiah Peschka (blog | twitter) has a good take on the situation I've encountered… Read more

Facebook and E-Mail Security for a New Teenager

Cross-posted from a Goal Keeping DBA blog:

Just recently, my oldest son entered the ranks of the teenagers. I shouldn’t actually say teenagers, because I have come to not like that word, mainly because of the influence of the book, Do Hard Things. But with 13 came access… Read more

The Basics of Troubleshooting

After seeing several cases in the past couple of months where I felt the basics of troubleshooting were violated, I figured it was time to do a post on that again. After all, some of those cases had me as a main culprit. So this is as much a reminder… Read more