Archives: February 2010
At the Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta this past weekend in Denver, I presented a talk on “Beginning SQL Server”, a high level look at the product for non-technical people: managers, analysts, project managers, even very new technical people. I’ve heard this requested a few times at SQL Saturday events in… Read more
It was a good day down in downtown Denver at the Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta 2.0. I presented a session and moderated another, both of which went well. I have some changes and additions to my “Beginning SQL Server”, but I think it’s close to a great session for non-technical… Read more
This is an interesting piece, talking about some of the software issues with Toyota and how that might come to be a big problem in the future with cars. As we include more software in cars, we will have more issues, and I am worried.
I recently had an issue… Read more
I got some more feedback from my Connect item on allowing snapshot backups. They took notice, but I heard the “this is hard and it takes away from cool items in the next version” message.
That makes sense, and I understand there needs to be some level of progress.… Read more
I used to subscribe to Bruce’s monthly Cryp-o-gram and enjoyed it. He’s moved to a blog format, and I think that the content suffers a bit as he pushes things out quicker, but he’s still a great read.
We had a spammer post a bunch of random, silly posts last week. I knew it was an issue when my email went crazy with posts. I think 10 or 12 people sent me notes about different posts. We also had some issues the same day with inappropriate posts and… Read more
I used to build the Database Weekly newsletter and write the editorial every week. It was a chore, and it’s a grind. I have to go through hundreds of blog entries and news feeds, pick up the 40 or 50 ones that I think DBAs are interested in, and load… Read more
It’s now 3 events that I’ve canceled in the last 6 months, and a 4 or 5 more that I’ve declined an invitation to, despite having a desire to go. I got a note this morning, reminding me of a presentation tomorrow more, a remote webinar, that is supposed to… Read more
I know it’s daunting and a little intimidating, but there are so many people with knowledge to share. I see them answering questions, sharing knowledge, and being helpful to the community, so when are you ready to start speaking?
The answer probably varies, but what I’ve seen in many areas… Read more
Actually it’s not as big a deal as it sounds, but still a little exciting. I was asked to be one of the keynote speakers at SQL Saturday #33 in Charlotte.
My business partner, Andy Warren, and the President of PASS, Rushabh Mehta, were asked to say a few words… Read more
I posted a note to allow snapshots to be backed up in SQL Server. The inability to do so, and the lack of a transition of a snapshot in a DR scenario means they have limited usefulness in my mind. So I added a suggestion to Connect: Allow backup/restore Snapshot… Read more
I haven’t been great about spending time at ask.sqlservercentral.com. It wasn’t my idea to set it up, and while I think it works, and it has some questions that fit it, I prefer our traditional forums and the discussions that ensue.
My plan this year was to ask a… Read more
Warning: Rant coming
Every once in awhile I get a note from someone, usually a somewhat nasty one, that complaints about registration for SQLServerCentral. I saw a note on Twitter recently where some jackass said that he registered on the site for something that wasn’t our content and then needed… Read more
I had a minor panic attack recently where I was getting ready for bed and all of a sudden thought that I’d forgotten to get the newsletter, or an editorial done. And I didn’t have anything to write about.
Sounds like a bad dream for a writer, and it is.… Read more
I used to think that I would run out of things to write about, but a decade after starting to blog regularly, there’s no shortage of ideas.
If you’re starting out on a blog, however, it can seem like you’ll solve all your problems quickly and be left with nothing… Read more
However there’s another thing you can do as well:…
We have a process that reads syndicated blogs from people and then publishes them here. It’s worked well, and allows people to have their own site, but get more exposure here. I actually use it, publishing a copy of my blog at Blogger and then having it read here. Gives… Read more