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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: October 2008

Take the Plunge - 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… Read more

0 comments, 84 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 8 October 2008

Always more to do

 My current "to do" list, which is only partially written down and organized. Putting it all one one list is a little depressing

- 8 articles to edit

- 2 chapters to tech edit

- Prizes for the PASS Summit

- Create 10 QODs (getting low)

- Schedule out more… Read more

1 comments, 104 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 7 October 2008

The Best Database Engine - 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, 102 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 7 October 2008

IndyTechFest 2008

I spend the weekend in Indianapolis at the IndyTechFest 2008 and had a great time. It's a smaller, regional conference type event that takes place on a Saturday (this is their second year) and it covers .NET, SQL Server, and Sharepoint tracks. It's a good sized event, over 400, and… Read more

1 comments, 90 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 6 October 2008

Social Hacks - 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… Read more

0 comments, 104 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 6 October 2008

An Inconvenient Stay

I'm in Indianapolis for the Indy Tech Fest, having been talked into speaking by John M. He started emailing me last year, I begged off then, but he persisted and so I have a lunchtime session on green computing and energy tomorrow. In any case, Andy Warren and I… Read more

3 comments, 117 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 3 October 2008

Speed or Value - 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, 90 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 3 October 2008

Jumping the Gun - 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, 82 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 2 October 2008

A Lost Day - Blog Upgrades

We upgraded our blog server yesterday, making some changes and better integrating the blogs into the site. We now have things looking consistent, a menu on the blog site, and single sign-on!

I, however, didn't have that yesterday. There was a mixup in mapping my blog to the account I… Read more

0 comments, 106 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 2 October 2008

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