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Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

Archives: August 2005


Seen this from Kevin Kline?

We went back and forth along with a few others this morning looking at the many places, including a book, that Rahul Sharma plagiarized. Seems like the only things he can write are short pieces that don't contain more than a paragraph of prose.

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 30 August 2005

Online Protection

Grr, it's annoying, but it's a good thing.

After the ASP.NET errors, I ordered memory a few days ago from Crucial.com. They had a decent deal, $184 for 1GB, but they've been good to me, so I'll stay loyal. $10 or $20 isn't worth it. So they send a message…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 29 August 2005

Technology in Schools

There's an interesting series about technology in schools in Milwaukee (part 1, part 2, and part 3) and it inspired me to an edditorial as well as some thinking about the subject. Actually the <a href="http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/08/23/0032216&tid=146&tid=103">discussion on Slashdot</a> probably got me more inspired.

Technology in schools…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 24 August 2005

Out of Memory

We had a major out of memory error on ASP.NET this morning and I woke up to a few dozen messages from concerned people about the errors in the forums.

Grrrrr. A quick reboot solved the problem an IIS restart didn't. I knew that there were major improvements in the…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 23 August 2005

Two of 10

The top ten MS blogs were listed in Redmond magazine and two were SQL Server guys. I do get quite a few things from Matt Stephens and I can see him as #2, but Tom Rizzo as #5? I guess he blogs about as much as most others, but he…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 19 August 2005

The More I Learn

the more I'm sure that I'm getting dumber with SQL Server.

This week I've been working on some QODs based on SQL Server 2005. I've used some of the articles, white papers, and blog postings that I've been reading lately to learn a few things about the new features. And…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 9 August 2005

Slip Up

I scan about 30 or 40 blogs these days, all from various SQL Server people around the globe, and enter the SQL Server related and interesting items into each week's Database Daily newsletter. Actually they're added throughout the week when I see them.

However, I kept forgetting to scan our…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 8 August 2005

Tech Review

I got asked by someone to technically review their SQL Server 2005 book, so I'm betting that there will be lots of opportunties to learn a few things as I test code and work with the June CTP in the near future.

I also learned a few things with the…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 5 August 2005