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Murder They Wrote

I am about to set sail on a new venture with my next official whistle stop.  This year has been plenty full of whistle stops and I plan on continuing.  You can read (in full) about previous whistle stops and why they are called whistle stops here.

Suffice it… Read more

4 comments, 210 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 5 November 2013

Scaring a Database Near you

Something I have a hard time by-passing is a good R2 unit.  I have R2 units in so many different forms, including a standing R2 cake one year for my birthday.  So when I cam across this R2 unit, I just had to share it.

That is a pumpkin carved… Read more

0 comments, 226 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 31 October 2013

To DBA or Not to DBA…

In my day to day operations I have the opportunity to work with people in various capacities in regards to data.  Sometimes it is in the capacity of a mentor, sometimes in the capacity of a consultant, and sometimes just in the capacity of the dude that fixes the problem. Read more

0 comments, 300 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 31 October 2013

Summit 2013 – Part the First

While not technically the first day of Summit since the official start is yet to come, here are my thoughts on Sunday and Monday of PASS Summit 2013.

For many of us the week began Sunday evening.  Many, the start was not until Tuesday.  Others still might have started Monday… Read more

0 comments, 199 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 16 October 2013

Carolina Whistle Stops

The SQL Crazy train continues chugging along this month.  The next two whistle stops are back to back in the Carolinas.

The first stop is coming up in just a few short hours.  I will be stopping in for SQL Saturday in Charleston South Carolina.  I have been selected… Read more

0 comments, 219 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 11 October 2013

Coast to Coast with SQL Saturday

Last month I blogged about the SQL Crazy train making a whistle stop in Providence Rhode Island.  A couple of weeks prior to that, you may have read this article about the Salt Lake City event.

What you have not seen is a recap of either of those… Read more

0 comments, 208 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 10 October 2013

T-SQL Tuesday #47: SWAG SWAG SWAG

This month we probably have the easiest topic I have ever seen for a TSQL Tuesday blog party.  That isn’t a slight, but rather is something of a good thing.

This is a very hectic time of year in the SQL Community.  Add the usual stresses of work, family and… Read more

0 comments, 274 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 8 October 2013

Transaction Log Management

I have had the distinct pleasure of being asked to review a book by RedGate.  The book is by a friend and respected community member Gail Shaw (blog | twitter).  The book is a stairways style book and is titled “SQL Server Transaction Log Management.”

 

I… Read more

0 comments, 523 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 7 October 2013

Join The SQL Crazy Train

One of the best lines I heard in the past few weeks was “That train has sailed.”  Combine that with a crazy schedule and we now have a SQL Crazy train that floats from event to event.

Next whistle stop is Providence Rhode Island at…

 

Event Details

Event Date:

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2 comments, 239 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 13 September 2013

MCM on Life Support

Good news everybody.  October 1st is no longer the day that the MCM was prescribed to die.  The Microsoft Certified Master is now on life support until December 31st, 2013.  Which means that the Jan 1st (for any interested in New Years resolutions), the Advanced Certifications at Microsoft will have… Read more

0 comments, 248 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 11 September 2013

My Hack…err…Rube Goldberg Machine

My deadline is fast approaching.  It seems these days that editors have no patience.  On top of that there is this ever-shrinking deadline problem and the constantly shrinking lead-time to publication issue.

Oh wait, it’s only TSQL Tuesday.  But the end of TSQL Tuesday is fast approaching, and I am… Read more

0 comments, 225 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 10 September 2013

Las Vegas UG September 2013

 

Are you ready for some SQL?

If you are like me, you are probably almost always ready for some SQL.  Well, we have just what you are hungry for – more SQL.

Thursday evening we have the distinct pleasure of having Bob Hovious present to the Las Vegas SQL… Read more

0 comments, 195 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 10 September 2013

SQLSaturday Salt Lake City #246

Fast approaching (yeah just a couple of days out now), is SQLSaturday 246.  This year t

he event is sort of in Salt Lake City, being another 10-15 minutes south on the I-15 corridor.

I will be presenting this year.  I will also be attending to socialize, network, and learn… Read more

0 comments, 203 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 5 September 2013

SQLSat 235 Wrap-Up

Wow, more than two weeks past SQL Saturday in Curacao and I find a partially written wrap up post for Curacao in my queue.  I had fully intended on getting this out much sooner than this.

My apologies to those interested parties for the huge delay.

Curacao offered an excellent… Read more

0 comments, 191 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 3 September 2013

Rare Species, Extinction and the MCM

As of 11:04 PM MST ( -6 UTC ), the Microsoft Certified Master along with the other certifications in the Advanced certification series at Microsoft joined the ranks of the Panda on the Rare and Endangered Species list.

The email is readily available on the web, and can be read… Read more

8 comments, 326 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 2 September 2013

T-SQL Tuesday #45 Follow the Yellow Brick Road

We have the distinct pleasure once again to have a party full of SQL enthusiasts.  The best part is that few if any of us are even in the same room or building for this party.

The party is known as TSQL Tuesday and this month is hosted by Mickey… Read more

2 comments, 304 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 13 August 2013

SQLSaturday Curacao 2013

Are you looking for some beach time?  I know I am.  I also know that I will probably get some of that beach time at an upcoming SQL Saturday.  This SQL Saturday event will be held in Curacao in the Caribbean.

Organizing the SQL Saturday event is a friend, Roy… Read more

0 comments, 195 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 12 August 2013

T-SQL Tuesday #43 – Hello, Operator?

 

This month’s TSQL-Tuesday is hosted by Rob Farley (blog | twitter), who became a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server 2008 this past December (you know that elitist club that should wear Jedi robes to Summit 2013). As this month’s host, Rob has selected the topic of… Read more

2 comments, 312 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 12 June 2013

T-SQLTuesday #42! The Long and Winding Road

 

 

 

The Long and Winding Road

It is time for another installment in the monthly blog party for SQL Server professionals known as TSQL Tuesday.

This month we have the pleasure of being hosted by Wendy Pastrick (blog | twitter).  The topic for the month requires… Read more

2 comments, 250 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 May 2013

May 2013 Las Vegas UG

Spring is in the air, I think.

With that scent in the air, we have a nice juicy topic coming up this month for any and all that are interested.

Chad Crawford will be presenting to the group on the tastiness that is Service Broker.

Service Broker in Action

SQL… Read more

0 comments, 275 reads

Posted in SQL RNNR on 14 May 2013

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