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The Voice of the DBA

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: January 2006

Slightly Connected

Sometimes those connection problems come in the most interesting ways.

I took a few minutes over lunch today to try and get DSL working. We've got ADSL and it actually works way out here in Elbert county, CO. The Qwest wizard worked great and I setup the modem in the…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 24 January 2006


I had a couple people ask about the move after my editorial, but my wife doesn't like the address to go out on the 'Net. I guess I get that with kids and the world being a strange place.

So here's a Google Map image of the house land.


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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 20 January 2006

SSC Moving

As if it weren't enough that I was moving my home, the SSC site is also moving. I'll drop some details in a editorial for next week, but for you bloggers, be prepared for a move on next Sat am (the 28th) in all likelihood.

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 18 January 2006

A Funny Thing Happened at Starbucks

I decided to commit to the book, so I'm waiting on some information  and a contact from my co-author and I'll be able to get going. It's 70-443, and I hope it goes over well with all the readers in SQL land.

So I went to Starbucks today to get…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 12 January 2006

To Write or Not to Write

That's the decision to be made.

Apress contacted me about the update for my book. I wrote 1/2 of the Designing Database Solutions book for SQL Server 2000, the one originally published by Sybex for the exam. It was a long, tough process and one that really strained my life…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 5 January 2006

Remote DBA

I'm getting ready to look for a new cell phone and I got lots of suggestions from my editorial on the topic. I have hated my phone from almost day 1, actually it was about day 31, so I was stuck with it. Not to mention that I ordered it…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 5 January 2006