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Dallas, TX Fallen Officers Relief Fund

If you want to make a Donation to the Dallas, TX Fallen Officers Relief Fund, Please click this Link.


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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 8 July 2016

the game

So things are messed up. Bad. I mean, you lost a $2.7 Billion Dollar Secret Blimp or your team accidentally sent your client $6 Billion Dollars bad. Messed up.

In business as in life we have challenges, problems, “opportunities” as we like to say. Things get complicated and life doesn’t… Read more

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 30 October 2015

When Emotional Intelligence Trumps Math

I have been in Corporate IT long enough to know that when a bad decision is made, you move out of the way of that train while quietly doing what you can to mitigate the inevitable wreck that is ahead…

(read the rest on LinkedIn, here)

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 28 July 2015

new LinkedIn article

Hi everyone,

I just published a new LinkedIn article entitled “Let It Go”. Please check it out!


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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 25 January 2015

Thanks, Vets

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 11 November 2014

Vote for Grant Fritchey

Just a brief note to say that I will be voting for Grant Fritchey for the PASS Board and I encourage you to do the same.  I have corresponded with Grant from time to time for several years and I know him to be an outstanding individual.  He has authored… Read more

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 23 September 2014

Happy Birthday, America!

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate… Read more

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 4 July 2014

not forgotten

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 26 May 2014

SQL Server is not a toy


I began my career working with Sybase on UNIX.  Everything was done via the shell. There were strong practices in the space we were in for UNIX shell programming standards and strictly enforced source control procedures that we had to follow. Somewhere down the road I switched to SQL… Read more

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 8 May 2014

this isn’t thunderdome

When I received my first MVP award for SQL Server it was fairly abstract to me until I went to my first TechEd conference after being awarded. There it got real. At that year’s TechEd I recall sitting in the SQL “Birds of a Feather” area with my late friend… Read more

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 9 April 2014

the power of people who are trustworthy

If you missed 60 Minutes last night, watch this.

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 31 March 2014

Correlation Does Not Imply Causation

One of the biggest mistakes we can make when troubleshooting is to confuse the necessary responsibility of observing activity that is occurring with what the problem is. It’s not enough to accurately identify that STUFF is happening when you perceive a issue exists. You must identify what, if any, issue… Read more

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 11 February 2014

Why no discussion of MarkLogic / NoSQL security in light of Obamacare security fiasco?

We are awaiting Polar Vortex 2 in New England and are set to have more snow dumped on us starting today so I am reluctantly working from home. This leaves me with a RARE opportunity to publish TWO posts to my feed in a day (or close enough…).

In fairness,… Read more

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 21 January 2014

Best advice I ever got on negotiating consulting rates and salary negotiations

Back when I was getting ready to take the plunge and begin consulting I sought advice from a friend who had a successful database consulting practice in New York City (where at the time I was preparing to work).  I thought the price he suggested that I ask for was… Read more

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 20 January 2014

sometimes, you have to piss people off

Just a quick note today on being effective.

For better or for worse, I was raised by parents who had me and my siblings at a later age in life. My parents are from the WWII generation, not the Baby Boomers. I know nothing of “helicopter parents” or “everyone gets… Read more

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 16 January 2014

Season’s Greetings!

ho ho ho

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 24 December 2013


“There is little value in ensuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very limits of official censorship… Read more

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 21 November 2013



My Drupal site in AWS EC2 was hijacked and is being used by the hijackers to do port scans.

Who said Tuesday’s were boring?

Fun stuff.

This is my new URL for now (and possibly forever).

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 6 November 2013

If you buy a Hyundai, don't expect BMW results

This sort of ties in to my last post on denying reality.

Managing expectations is the most important thing to success in many facets of life.

When purchasing hardware and software in IT there can often be the temptation to “go cheap” and that's fine sometimes when the expectations… Read more

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Posted in @chuckboycejr on 11 October 2013

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