Are the posted questions getting worse?

  • ICYMI: Google moving office work to Sept, and then 3 days a week: https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/14/22175150/google-return-office-september-flexible-work-week-coronavirus-pandemic-sundar-pichai

    At Redgate, we've said you can work through all of 2021 at home, though we will start experimenting more (We have about 20 ppl going to the office now, capacity 300). We have also said we will be remote-first forever, which is something I'm not sure we really understand yet.

  • Haven't been around here in quite awhile. Glad to still see a number of people active. I skimmed through the thread to catch up a bit.

    My company has been WFH since March and it seems that my job is likely going to be permanently WFH. I have a super awesome desktop machine which I brought home with me right at the beginning. Along with that was my three 25" screens. I had to buy a new desk but have never been happier with job. Nobody randomly stops by my desk to interrupt me. I actually work more hours and get a lot more accomplished. And it is less time out of day plus less money out of my pocket since I eat lunch at home instead of going out every day and I don't have to fill my gas tank at all. I miss socializing with other people but not from work. Can't wait until we can get go see live bands and enjoy a beer over a pool table again.

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  • Sean Lange wrote:

    Haven't been around here in quite awhile. Glad to still see a number of people active. I skimmed through the thread to catch up a bit.

    My company has been WFH since March and it seems that my job is likely going to be permanently WFH. I have a super awesome desktop machine which I brought home with me right at the beginning. Along with that was my three 25" screens. I had to buy a new desk but have never been happier with job. Nobody randomly stops by my desk to interrupt me. I actually work more hours and get a lot more accomplished. And it is less time out of day plus less money out of my pocket since I eat lunch at home instead of going out every day and I don't have to fill my gas tank at all. I miss socializing with other people but not from work. Can't wait until we can get go see live bands and enjoy a beer over a pool table again.

    Hey, Sean. I haven't been around much either. You'd think with WFH that we'd have more time, but it seems like I'm in the same situation - working more, but getting so very much done and saving money while doing it. Honestly, though, I really miss going out to dinner. My favorite fine dining restaurant closed permanently...and they made stuff I don't do well.

    It will be nice to be able to go out to dinner or have lunch (or SQL Saturday) with Jeff again. Heck, Michigan's restaurant industry has been hit so hard there's no telling how many are going to be left when the plague is over.

  • jasona.work wrote:

    We've been using Teams for a lot of communication, but sometimes it's nice to get up and walk over to someones' desk, or turn the chair to chat with them.

    That's the one thing I miss about being in the office... delivering frozen pork chops up close and personal. 😀 😀 😀

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".
    "Dear Lord... I'm a DBA so please give me patience because, if you give me strength, I'm going to need bail money too!"

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

  • My employer made the decision back in September to not go back into the office until end of July at the earliest. Interestingly, they had already been slowly working to a WFH model for IT people. The pandemic just sped it up. Now they're surprised at how well the call centers have been working from home, so they're thinking of implementing permanent WFH for them too.

     

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  • In case someone missed it. There seems to be a big problem with Solarwinds Orion products, which some of you might use.

    https://cyber.dhs.gov/ed/21-01/

    Luis C.
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    Are you seriously taking the advice and code from someone from the internet without testing it? Do you at least understand it? Or can it easily kill your server?

    How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help: Option 1 / Option 2
  • Luis Cazares wrote:

    In case someone missed it. There seems to be a big problem with Solarwinds Orion products, which some of you might use.

    https://cyber.dhs.gov/ed/21-01/

    A related story

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/12/15/solarwinds-russia-breach-stock-trades/

    Michael L John
    If you assassinate a DBA, would you pull a trigger?
    To properly post on a forum:
    http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/61537/

  • Michael L John wrote:

    Luis Cazares wrote:

    In case someone missed it. There seems to be a big problem with Solarwinds Orion products, which some of you might use.

    https://cyber.dhs.gov/ed/21-01/

    A related story

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/12/15/solarwinds-russia-breach-stock-trades/

    While it seems terrible, tell me one person on the planet that wouldn't do the same thing?  Is it wrong?  According to the a lot of people, it is, but those same people would do the same thing if they were in the shoes of those people that did it.

     

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".
    "Dear Lord... I'm a DBA so please give me patience because, if you give me strength, I'm going to need bail money too!"

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

  • Luis Cazares wrote:

    In case someone missed it. There seems to be a big problem with Solarwinds Orion products, which some of you might use.

    https://cyber.dhs.gov/ed/21-01/

    its not a problem with Solawinds Orion products.

    It's the problem with the industry.

    Windows, Android are designed to spy on users, collect and send away all information they can access on the devices. And they can access everything.

    Can you be sure MS and Google are the only eyes on that info?

    Do you know what kind of broken chain those devops deployed in one of recent updates? They cannot catch obvious bugs, do you expect them to dig deep for sophisticated attacks?

    And the biggest problem is with the global security concept. Why on earth a system admin account must have access to user emails?

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    Code for TallyGenerator

  • Jeff Moden wrote:

    Michael L John wrote:

    Luis Cazares wrote:

    In case someone missed it. There seems to be a big problem with Solarwinds Orion products, which some of you might use.

    https://cyber.dhs.gov/ed/21-01/

    A related story

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/12/15/solarwinds-russia-breach-stock-trades/

    While it seems terrible, tell me one person on the planet that wouldn't do the same thing?  Is it wrong?  According to the a lot of people, it is, but those same people would do the same thing if they were in the shoes of those people that did it.

    Well, considering that it's illegal, I think most people wound not do the same thing.

    Michael L John
    If you assassinate a DBA, would you pull a trigger?
    To properly post on a forum:
    http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/61537/

  • Good to see I am not the only one with a cynical view of apps on devices. A flashlight app which needs all object authority on your device......why would a flashlight app need anything more than a sliver of hardware access to do all it needed?

  • Anyone see the email from PASS?

    We are saddened to tell you that, due to the impact of COVID-19, PASS is ceasing all regular operations, effective January 15, 2021.

    Michael L John
    If you assassinate a DBA, would you pull a trigger?
    To properly post on a forum:
    http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/61537/

  • Yep. All done. Sucks.

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    Theodore Roosevelt

    The Scary DBA
    Author of: SQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuning, 5th Edition and SQL Server Execution Plans, 3rd Edition
    Product Evangelist for Red Gate Software

  • It had a great run and built one heck of a community.  The community isn't dead and neither is the spirit of sharing knowledge that it inspired.  We're going to keep our user group going and, someday, we're going to do an SQLSaturday again.

    --Jeff Moden


    RBAR is pronounced "ree-bar" and is a "Modenism" for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
    First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
    ________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a ROW... think, instead, of what you want to do to a COLUMN.
    "Change is inevitable... change for the better is not".
    "Dear Lord... I'm a DBA so please give me patience because, if you give me strength, I'm going to need bail money too!"

    Helpful Links:
    How to post code problems
    How to Post Performance Problems
    Create a Tally Function (fnTally)

  • Michael L John wrote:

    Anyone see the email from PASS?

    We are saddened to tell you that, due to the impact of COVID-19, PASS is ceasing all regular operations, effective January 15, 2021.

    🙁

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