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Time to find a new place to live

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been looking at various different locations around Dublin as my tenancy in the current flat that I’m in has run out.

There’s a bit of a housing problem in Dublin at the moment so it really hasn’t been easy but I’ve managed to find a place that ticks all the boxes. And you know what was the number one thing I looked at when searching for a place?

Broadband speed.

OK, so I didn’t just look at that. I did take the area, location to local amenities, and the size/price of the property into consideration but on all those things I was willing to compromise, not so with broadband.

I’ve been told that this is “a first world problem” and I agree but due to the industry I work in and my personal commitments, living in a place with terrible (or even worse, no) internet would be an absolute disaster for me.

The next year is going to be critical and I need a place that I can base myself and not have to worry about whether or not the internet is going to be an issue.

Hopefully the place I’ve found will provide that and I can concentrate on what matters. Really looking forward to it if I’m honest (apart from the actual process of moving, that sucks).

So, what’s the one thing that you look for when deciding on where to live? How high up is broadband speed on your list?

Have a good week!

The DBA Who Came In From The Cold

I’m Andrew Pruski and I am a SQL Server DBA with 5 years experience in database development and administration.

The online SQL Server community has helped me out immensely throughout my career, whether from providing reference material in blog posts, or answering my (sometimes obscure) questions on forums. So, to try and say thank you, I would like to contribute my own experiences in the hope that they could benefit someone out there.

So here’s my general ramblings and thoughts about working as a SQL Server DBA.

You can find me on twitter @DBAFromTheCold

If you have any feedback on my blog please send me an email to dbafromthecold@gmail.com.

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