Archives: January 2010
Whiners and Whingers Get Wedgies
There I was, just a couple weeks back, whining that I wasn’t getting tagged by friends when a new meme comes out. Sure enough, when my friend, Paul Randal (blog | twitter), starts a new meme with me… Read more
I’ve always been intrigued by our process for allowing creative content, such as songs or movies, to become public domain. A common usage for public domain might be to create a short family video and, seeking a peppy and familiar piece of background music, you settle on “The Entertainer”, by… Read more
A neat new administration and configuration management tool for the SQL Server set. I especially like the Run Book features, because Run Books are the way us “oldtimers” like to run our IT infrastructure. My pal, Buck Woody, also likes Run Books (and really big explosions by the guys on… Read more
NOT A WHINER
I’ve been really intrigued by a meme making the rounds of the blogsphere concerning goals for the coming year and picking a theme word, rather than the usual New Year’s resolution.
As with all memes, they start with a blogger picking the topic of… Read more
If you’re like me, you’ve used Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V more than a time or two, but you’ve always felt a little dirty afterwards. Yeah, you can use the command-line COPY or XCOPY utilities. But they’re decidedly 20th Century, much like some of the laundry still loitering under my office couch.
So I… Read more
Before I jump onto the Goals and Themeword meme started by my buddy, Thomas LaRock (blog | twitter), I decided I’d spend a few minutes looking back on both the year 2009. (From a personal standpoint, the 00’s were my most difficult decade yet. Major problems of every… Read more
I was honored to be recently interviewed by the crew at Consortio Services. You can find my portion of this particular webcast at http://www.cstechcast.com/podcasts/cs-techcast/episode99/ beginning at 17:24. In the interview, I discuss a number of thoughts and opinions about the future of cloud computing, where our profession is headed, and… Read more