Archives: December 2010
As a part of a recap on the year that was 2010, I should start with a recap of my goals. For that review I had to go back to my Q3 review. As I looked it over, I found that there was nothing really different from that review… Read more
Have you ever needed to export different data sets to different flat files? Each of these data sets could be customer information for different clients – but they all require the same fields. I have run into this requirement a few times and have found that it is not as… Read more
Last week I posted the first part of this series. I thought it would be a good idea to give a little follow-up on how my foray into Powershell as I attempted to download this videos.
Attempt 1: Failed miserably. I did not have enough disk space and thus only… Read more
If you haven’t heard yet, Microsoft has made some significant changes to the MCM program. The changes make the certification more accessible to the masses.
You can read more about that from sources such as the following:
This post is not so much… Read more
This month has been quite the month for change in my family. The changes that we are experiencing did not end with the birth of our baby girl two weeks ago. My employment is changing too. Along with the employment change comes another change – moving back to Utah.
My… Read more
We have made it yet another month and to yet another episode in the continuing saga known as TSQL Tuesday. This month we are being hosted by Steve Jones ( Blog | @Wayoutwest ) of SqlServerCentral fame. Steve has asked us to speak a little bit about business… Read more
Today I was out and about looking for past roundups on TSQLTuesday. While doing that, I came across a post from Paul Randal (Blog | Twitter) about wait stats. The thing that strikes me about this post is the great query and the excellent references to more resources.… Read more
While working on a process to refresh the QA environment (data purge, reload data and reapply changes made over time as parts of release cycles), I ran into self-imposed requirement. I was attempting to create a process that would perform the entire process consistently. Amongst the items that I needed… Read more
I had a brainstorm of an idea for a group of articles on my blog a couple of weeks ago and am finally getting around to putting it together. The idea came about while I was struggling with a problem at work and trying to meet the requirements in the… Read more
After baking for 9 months, our bouncing baby girl has finally arrived. She arrived Thursday Dec 2, 2010 at 8:28 AM (PST). There were no complications and the delivery went smoothly. Family is doing well. My wife is doing well. And baby is doing well. Our newborn came in at… Read more
Here is a quick reminder and a repost of the announcement from last week.
This month we will be broadcasting the meeting once again. This month the technology bug will not bite us like last month. I can feel it – we are bound for a problem free evening .
It is amazing how the months just seem to fly by these days. I probably say that every month. It seems appropriate though.
This month we will be broadcasting the meeting once again. This month the technology bug will not bite us like last month. I can feel it –… Read more