April 1st is a fun day for almost everyone. Playing tricks or just enjoying the tricks played by others. For me personally it is a sad day. It is a day I lost someone very dear to me two years backs.
This year to rub salt to the injury, I… Read more
Is the new 4k sector hard drives a blessing or is it going to be the next best thing after Internet?
I read on lots of websites that the new hard drives will be moving to 4K sectors instead of the 512 byte sector size. They are going in this direction so as to increase the storage for the usable data. Currently they have started shipping the 512e transitional technology drives.… Read more
There is one thing that have been bothering me for quite some time. I thought I would blog about it. (And make some enemies in the process :-))
The thing that bothers me is the working of the MVP Program or the lack of it. I have noticed at least… Read more
So far I have seen lots of blogs about SQLPASS regarding the Slate for this years BoD. I do not want to add anymore to it since it has been covered from all angles quite well by others in the community. My issue is that we are not using the Read more
Today twitter is buzzing with news about MVPs being confirmed. Some new and some old getting renewed. I am sure all the MVPs I know have been renewed. These Guys and Ladies put so much time of their life towards the community. We should be very thankful to them. So… Read more
There was a time when almost every Chapter leader were asking PASS to find a place where the leaders can communicate with each other. What everyone had in mind is use a forum where leaders can exchange ideas. PASS saw that this was a good idea. There fore they added… Read more
It all started with Grant Fritchey (Twitter @GFritchey) posting on THE THREAD asking everyone if they are interested in writing for SQL Server Standard magazine. He was saying that anyone can write it (Couple of pre requisites though) and the article should have 4000 words in it. It would go… Read more
Where ever you read, people claim that power shell is so easy that even a dummy can do it. Really? I beg to differ. Power shell is as easy as any other scripting/programming language. At least that is what I think.
Yes, it is true that even a dummy can… Read more
I am a nervous wreck today. Tomorrow we will have the first International speaker for our user group. Jimmy may is going to give an hour long presentation on Designing High performance I/O for SQL Server.So far things have gone smooth. He is cool guy. No hang ups. A down… Read more
This is wonderful news to our new chapter. Jimmy May has agreed to come to give a presentation at our Pass chapter meeting. Yes..!!!! We are a new pass chapter and these kind of contributions will surely help our chapter grow.
It all started sending an email to Sujata mehta.… Read more
Yesterday was the first time I gave a presentation to a group of professional who knows SQL Server. I was quite nervous about giving my first presentation. I went to the conference room to set up my lap top and my projector. I ran into my first trouble for the… Read more
It is said that you should not give direct table access (even select permission) to a user or group. But with the new ORM tools like N-Hybernate what do we do? N-Hybrbate is not designed for Stored Proc access. They are not even planning to have Stored proc support. So… Read more
I have noticed that one of the best way to learn about a certain topic is to write an article regarding it. When you do write an article, it forces you to do some research, read lots of documents and then try it out. You do not want to give… Read more
I am on my way in setting up a Pass chapter on our tiny Caribbean island. I had no clue how to go about it. First I contacted Gail Shaw. She gave me some valuable tips. Then I got in touch with Andy Warren. He send me a reply within… Read more
This has been one of the most stressful fortnight in this company. I did not feel this stressed when our SAN went down couple of years ago. First someone messed with the Back storage server while Warm standby restore was going on. This Made the Warm StandBy Cold.
Then yesterday… Read more
It is strange how people react in different circumstances. Yesterday while going through the forums, there was an interesting post. As usual I jumped in and gave my two cents. Since it was an interesting issue quite a few of the Old hands too jumped into the fray giving opnions.… Read more
I have been thinking of writting a blog for the past 6 months but never had time or could I make time. Today I thought I would write one. And what a day it has turned out to be.
Morning was a simple and quite day. I had hoped it… Read more