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K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security

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

Archives: June 2011

Gaining Speaker Experience Credentials

One of the things I saw on Twitter yesterday was several folks saying their abstract submissions had been turned down because a lack of speaking experience credentials. I know that feeling. And even if you're professional speaker quality, you've still got to "pay the dues." I remember the first time… Read more

Speaking at the 2011 PASS Summit

The emails came in today and 2 out of 4 of my sessions were selected. Both are the ones I originally did at the Spring SQL Connections. Here's what I wrote about them earlier (the title links to the actual PASS abstract).

From the Ramparts: Knowing What to Look for… Read more

Planning Your Upgrade Well

Yesterday I talked about the importance of having a tested business recovery plan. If you didn't read yesterday's post, the gist of the event that initiated it was having dinner at a chain restaurant, one of those sit down types. Their computer systems were down and they were almost… Read more

The Importance of a Business Recovery Plan

Recently I was in one of those chain restaurants (the middle-priced, sit-down types) and shortly after we got there, we learned that their computer systems were on the fritz. Now, my IT savvy ears picked up things like "can't get an IP address" and "bootp screen" and the like so… Read more

Re-Focusing the Blog a Bit

In recent weeks I've strayed pretty much all over the map with respect to topics. I have another blog, the Goal Keeping DBA, where I tend to write about personal resolutions, reviews of books I've read that I've thought had some value, hobbies, and productivity. Therefore, I'm going to… Read more