I'll be terse and use bullet points instead of paragraphs. :-P
- Your nickname (at least in my head) is "Weekday Jones", as I look forward to receiving your e-mails Monday through Friday.
- Your link to Everyday Jones just goes to their My Space page, which, in every place I've ever worked, is blocked by a Proxy or Firewall. Tell 'em to get their own hosted location (hmm...www.sqlservercentral.com/everydayjones ?)
- I've always worked for small companies (usually) so haven't had a lot of experience with clustering...any advice, crash course, gotchas? (We're about to implement a new one here, and I'm only "book learned" on it, not first-hand experienced.) And differences/additions between 2000, 2005, and 2008 would be nice, too.
- Any advice for me as a used-to-be-a-DBA-in-my-last-job-now-hired-as-strictly-a-developer-in-a-place-that- doesn't-have-any-DBA's-(only-"accidental-DBAs")-and-doesn't-see-a-need-or-reason-to-have-one? I can point them to the articles and editorials that you and your colleagues have about the pitfalls and nightmares of having non-DBA DBA's, but I think it would just fall on deaf ears. (Along the same lines, every person in IT has "System Administrator" access to the production database...*sigh*) (Every application was configured with a user that has db_owner access over the database it's assigned to...at least they weren't all done with "sa", though, thankfully) Feel free to rant/comment on this, as I've seen it as a fairly common practice to "just keep things moving".
- When is the Best of the Voice-of-the-DBA Bloopers DVD coming out? ;-)
- How about a VotDBA Guest Editorial Podcast Contest? You'd be amazed at the kind of turn out you'd get even if the prize was something simple like a SQL Server Central coffee cup, or an Everyday Jones t-shirt.
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!