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The Voice of the DBA

Steve Jones is the editor of 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

Archives: November 2008

The Security of You - Why Did I Write This?

When I first got my new laptop, I thought it was very cool. It included a fingerprint reader below the mouse pad. I was excited to start getting myself set up and using that to log in.

But then I started thinking. What if someone hacks my laptop with a… Read more

1 comments, 153 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 10 November 2008

Old and Wise

I'm not sure that I'm wise, but I do feel old quite often. I noticed that after my talk at SQLSaturday #8 in Orlando, Devin Knight, brother of my business partner, Brian Knight, wrote a series entitled the Wise Old Man (#4 is linked in there). I was both… Read more

1 comments, 244 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 6 November 2008

BootStrap - Why Did I Write This?

I attended the Business of Software a couple months ago and really enjoyed the conference. I wrote a series of posts on the various speakers (Business of Software tagged posts) and found myself really inspired by the event.

Since then I've been trying to focus a bit more… Read more

0 comments, 154 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 5 November 2008


With a large election year in the US (President + all the other races), I've been more interested than in some other years in the election process. I think it's an exciting time in the US with the chance to have a minority or a woman in the White House,… Read more

0 comments, 188 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 4 November 2008

Timing is Everything

I got up this morning, wanting to go through the forums, check on Database Weekly, etc. as a Sunday morning check. If I have time, I try to do this and be sure everything is working and it’s a fairly quiet time around the house for me to get some… Read more

0 comments, 301 reads

Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 2 November 2008

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