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The Scary DBA

I have twenty+ years experience in IT. That time was spent in technical support, development and database administration. I work forRed Gate Software as a Product Evangelist. I write articles for publication at SQL Server Central, Simple-Talk, PASS Book Reviews and SQL Server Standard. I have published two books, ”Understanding SQL Server Execution Plans” and “SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled.” I’m one of the founding officers of the Southern New England SQL Server Users Group and its current president. I also work on part-time, short-term, off-site consulting contracts. In 2009 and 2010 I was awarded as a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. In the past I’ve been called rough, intimidating and scary. To which I usually reply, “Good.” You can contact me through grant -at- scarydba dot kom (unobfuscate as necessary).

Links From Twitter

Normally, I try to stick to posting technical info or community stuff on the blog, but there were a couple of links from Twitter today that are too good not to share.

First, an interesting take from Tom LaRock on the issue around the lack of quality DBA’s. He suggests that it’s actually a lack of quality managers. Go read it & comment there.

Second, this is Not Safe For Work (NSFW). Please, please please understand that before you click on this link. It’s a hilarious discussion about NoSql. Put on headphones & give it a listen.

Back to your regularly scheduled blog posts…


Comments

Posted by Steve Jones on 8 September 2010

The second one is great. I laughed out loud with that.

Posted by Grant Fritchey on 8 September 2010

Yeah, it really gave me a good laugh too. It's way, way too accurate.

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