Archives: April 2014
I just got my acceptance to the DevConnections, SQLConnections in September for two sessions:
- Continuous Integration for Databases
- Maintaining High Performance When Using Encryption
I enjoy the Connections events, usually finding time to go check out an ASP.NET or developer session of some sort.
I saw a talk from Joe Sack (b | t) on the cardinality estimator (CE) in SQL Server 2014 and found it very interesting. To be fair, some of the "how it works" isn’t something I care about much, but I did like Joe sharing some places in… Read more
After surgery Fri am, I’ve been mostly taking it easy, but now it’s back to work. Got kids to school and at the standing desk. Overall I feel good and can walk fairly normal. Other than this big brace on my leg that slows me down and makes walking funny.… Read more
I’m hoping I’m only out for a day. As I write this, I’ll be recovering from my ACL surgery, though hopefully only slightly limited in work.
We’ll see. I’ve learned to hope for the best, but plan for the worst, and as a result, I decided to take Monday… Read more
I’ve fallen down on my challenge over the last month. It’s been a content time, with me working more towards presentations and writing most of Mar and April to meet deadlines and commitments. I also let my calendar reminder die in Feb and didn’t renew it.
As a result, here… Read more
Creating a directory in a Filetable share is easy. It looks like this:
It’s hard to see, but this was a right click, New, Folder in the share from Windows Explorer.
However what about creating a directory from T-SQL? That’s almost as easy.
I created that folder above by running… Read more
I’m heading back to SQL Bits for the third time and I’m excited to be going again. I think that this is my favorite conference, hands down. The large mix of people, the incredibly welcoming hosts and the casual atmosphere make this one of the events I look forward to… Read more
At my Filestream/Filetable talk yesterday at SQL Intersection, someone asked me about programmatically adding a file to a Filetable. Easy enough, I thought, since I’d seen someone do this in .NET and was thinking this has to be simple. Turns out it’s not quite so simple.
I was assuming that… Read more
As of right now, my United account has no flights booked. My Hilton Honors account has no hotel rooms reserved. My National account has no car rentals to pick up.
For now. I suspect things will change soon, but… Read more
It’s not in the language I would write it in and it’s not necessarily safe for work, but it gets the point across.
One reason I do support Women in Technology, and other groups opposing discrimination. Apart from it’s poor behavior, it’s often just not… Read more
You can log into the site and vote for the sessions you’d like to see. I’d… Read more
It’s an interesting topic this month for T-SQL Tuesday #53. When I read Matt Velic’s invitation, I became intrigued. I like jokes. I like messing with people, and I was thinking about the recent April Fool’s jokes I’d written and those in the past that have been fun. I’m… Read more
You still have time to grab the boss and convince him to invest in you. Show what you’ve learned in the last year. Tell him or her how some training you’ve taken, perhaps at a SQL Saturday, helped you at work. Make a good case to attend, and perhaps I’ll… Read more
In deference to my British employers, I’ll use their word.
It constantly strikes me how rude, stupid, and unfriendly people can be on the Internet. I’ve been trying to avoid even reading comments on many places, including Facebook because I’m struck by how people behave. I haven’t completely succeeded and… Read more
I don’t know anyone at Spotify, nor have I worked there. However when I see descriptions and explanations like this one of how they organize and build their culture, it makes me think they’re doing it right.
Autonomy is important, and it helps motivate people. I need to do more… Read more
It’s three days to the first SQL Saturday in Nevada, taking place this Saturday in Las Vegas. I’m looking forward to going, meeting new people, and seeing lots of friends. The speaker lineup is amazing and you can see them all for FREE.
We’re in for a name change. As of May 1, we’ll be welcoming the Oracle and MySQL communities to SQLServerCentral. Our daily content will grow to include articles and questions about these platforms as we look to become more inclusive to the large numbers of data professionals that work on… Read more