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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: September 2008

The Relational Manager and Managerial Relations - Why?

Why did I write this? I got challenged by Andy Warren to write a bit about why I wrote something. I complained to him that he has some "mechanical" posts on this blog that just mention he wrote something with some questions, and don't really blog about why he wrote… Read more

0 comments, 553 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 29 September 2008

Technical Difficulties

Always something going wrong around here with the podcasts. Today I was editing a couple, or attempting to, and couldn't do it. There was some interference a mic noise and basically two whole podcasts, which include multiple mistakes and F-ups, and had to abandon things.

And I'm gone Friday, so… Read more

0 comments, 589 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 29 September 2008

The September Energy Update - Why Did I Write This?

Why did I write this? I got challenged by Andy Warren to write a bit about why I wrote something. I complained to him that he has some "mechanical" posts on this blog that just mention he wrote something with some questions, and don't really blog about why he wrote… Read more

0 comments, 552 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 28 September 2008

The New Leader - Why Did I Write This?

Why did I write this? I got challenged by Andy Warren to write a bit about why I wrote something. I complained to him that he has some "mechanical" posts on this blog that just mention he wrote something with some questions, and don't really blog about why he wrote… Read more

0 comments, 568 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 28 September 2008

Sunday Morning

I woke up early, with my schedule a bit messed up from last week and yesterday. I was tempted to lay in bed with my wife, but since there was a kid in our bed and I knew I'd be getting up early with Kyle this week, I decided to… Read more

0 comments, 584 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 28 September 2008

Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Why did I write this? I got challenged by Andy Warren to write a bit about why I wrote something. I complained to him that he has some "mechanical" posts on this blog that just mention he wrote something with some questions, and don't really blog about why he wrote… Read more

0 comments, 560 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 26 September 2008

Prometheus

Why did I write this? I got challenged by Andy Warren to write a bit about why I wrote something. I complained to him that he has some "mechanical" posts on this blog that just mention he wrote something with some questions, and don't really blog about why he wrote… Read more

0 comments, 590 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 25 September 2008

DLP Technology

 Why did I write this? I got challenged by Andy Warren to write a bit about why I wrote something. I complained to him that he has some "mechanical" posts on this blog that just mention he wrote something with some questions, and don't really blog about why he… Read more

0 comments, 567 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 23 September 2008

Facebook - I'm on it

I've never really gotten the social site thing. I don't get the appeal of Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo, MySpace, etc., beyond the ability to set up your own web site easily. Since I can do that on my own, I wasn't really sure why I should mess with something like the… Read more

0 comments, 585 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 23 September 2008

The Agile Cult

Why did I write this? I got challenged by Andy Warren to write a bit about why I wrote something. I complained to him that he has some "mechanical" posts on this blog that just mention he wrote something with some questions, and don't really blog about why he wrote… Read more

0 comments, 332 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 22 September 2008

Business of Software 2008 - Noah Wasserman

I'm starting a series of blog posts from the Business of Software conference that I attended last week in Boston. If you are part of a small technology business (software, hardware, etc.), especially if you are an owner, I'd highly recommend that you attend this conference next year. It's small,… Read more

0 comments, 315 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 18 September 2008

Business of Software 2008 - Richard Stallman

I'm starting a series of blog posts from the Business of Software conference that I attended last week in Boston. If you are part of a small technology business (software, hardware, etc.), especially if you are an owner, I'd highly recommend that you attend this conference next year. It's small,… Read more

0 comments, 452 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 17 September 2008

Business of Software 2008 - Selling 101

I'm starting a series of blog posts from the Business of Software conference that I attended last week in Boston. If you are part of a small technology business (software, hardware, etc.), especially if you are an owner, I'd highly recommend that you attend this conference next year. It's small,… Read more

0 comments, 319 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 16 September 2008

Kindle - Chapter by Chapter

I haven't done as much reading on the Kindle since I've been home from my last trip, mainly because I've been outside pounding nails more often than usual. However there's another reason as well.

I used to force myself to alternate one fiction with one non-fiction book as I read… Read more

0 comments, 289 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 15 September 2008

Business of Software 2008 - Pecha Kucha

I'm starting a series of blog posts from the Business of Software conference that I attended last week in Boston. If you are part of a small technology business (software, hardware, etc.), especially if you are an owner, I'd highly recommend that you attend this conference next year. It's small,… Read more

0 comments, 348 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 15 September 2008

Business of Software 2008 - YCombinator - Jessica Livingston

I'm starting a series of blog posts from the Business of Software conference that I attended last week in Boston. If you are part of a small technology business (software, hardware, etc.), especially if you are an owner, I'd highly recommend that you attend this conference next year. It's small,… Read more

0 comments, 263 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 12 September 2008

Kindle - The Two Week Followup

It's been two weeks since I got the Kindle. Actually it will be two weeks in a few hours. I've divided this post into two sections: Feelings and Recommendations. The first is what I think of it, the second what I think for other people. Feelings I've read (to date) Read more

0 comments, 347 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 12 September 2008

Business of Software 2008 - Dharmesh - On Startups

I'm starting a series of blog posts from the Business of Software conference that I attended last week in Boston. If you are part of a small technology business (software, hardware, etc.), especially if you are an owner, I'd highly recommend that you attend this conference next year. It's small,… Read more

0 comments, 305 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 11 September 2008

Chrome

I'm not usually much of a beta software guy, but I saw the new Chrome browser (http://www.google.com/chrome) from Google last week at the Business of Software conference and have been seeing articles in the news all week as I've been trying to get the Database Weekly newsletter done. So today…

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0 comments, 299 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 11 September 2008

Business of Software 2008 - A New Type of Company - 37 Signals

I'm starting a series of blog posts from the Business of Software conference that I attended last week in Boston. If you are part of a small technology business (software, hardware, etc.), especially if you are an owner, I'd highly recommend that you attend this conference next year. It's small,… Read more

0 comments, 362 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 9 September 2008

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