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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: December 2005

The Perils of Java Schools

This is great, another rant from Joel, this time on the state of CS Degrees.

I didn't grow up in the punch card days, though I heard about it from my oldest step-brother, who did. Instead, I grew up with early PCs (TRS-80s) in school where time was limited,…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 30 December 2005

Last Minute Testing

I've had a new web server for a couple months and I've been slowly testing things as I can in preparation for a move of the main SQLServerCentral.com site. What I thought would be a simple, click on everything test, has turned into quite a challenge, and more tedious than…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 28 December 2005

Early Christmas

At least for me :)

My wife and I put an offer in on a house this past Monday and spent all week kind of on pins and needles. It was a foreclosure, so someone lost it and the bank owns it. There were two offers in on Monday, so…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 16 December 2005

Anyone want to handle this?

I get a lot of email at SQLServerCentral.com on a variety of topics. Complaints about my writing, comments on the site, problems, etc. But there are a couple things I don't understand. The first is the amount of stuff submitted through our problem report page.

It plainly says in…

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0 comments, 1,435 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 14 December 2005

Denver Launch

I wrote a little in the editorial, but I wanted to drop some other observations here.

First, apologies for not blogging more, but I've been buried with kid stuff. Had my son move to a new school and it added much confusion and uproar in the home schedule.

At the…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 7 December 2005

SQL 2005 Certified

Maybe not certified, but I took the 70-441 test today and I thought it was relatively easy. The format was also quite a change and I did like that.

Look for some writeups coming soon on the site, but I wouldn't cram and worry too much about upgrading the development…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 2 December 2005