Cranky Curmudgeons

  • Grant Fritchey

    SSC Guru

    Points: 396617

    Comments posted to this topic are about the item Cranky Curmudgeons

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    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...
    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

  • Joseph Termine

    Newbie

    Points: 1

    I realized not long ago that I’ve spent a good 20 years complaining about how cranky and curmudgeonly SQL DBAs can be. Now I’ve joined their ranks.

  • MVDBA (Mike Vessey)

    SSC-Insane

    Points: 21757

    thanks Grant, now I can't CC anyone on an email without feeling guilty (and buying cakes for everyone.)

    I used to be cranky, but now i'm the nice DBA who fixes indexes and shows you the new stuff we could use (and quite often why we shouldn't - polybase with MongoDB, Stretch and wild use of functions everywhere)

    to play on the CC email joke - I like to think we are all now BCC (better cranky curmudgeons) , purely on the grounds that we log in here and read, contribute, investigate (google still counts as investigating) and learn.

    but you are correct - dammit , now I want to buy a Pi and see what I can do

     

     

    MVDBA

  • wayne Freeman-369096

    SSC Enthusiast

    Points: 175

    Congrats on the license upgrade. one more level to go.

    We aren't Cranky, it's just hard to get people to understand that everything that's new isn't always better or cheaper just different.

  • Grant Fritchey

    SSC Guru

    Points: 396617

    Joseph Termine wrote:

    I realized not long ago that I’ve spent a good 20 years complaining about how cranky and curmudgeonly SQL DBAs can be. Now I’ve joined their ranks.

    Welcome to the party pal!

     

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    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...
    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

  • Grant Fritchey

    SSC Guru

    Points: 396617

    MVDBA (Mike Vessey) wrote:

    thanks Grant, now I can't CC anyone on an email without feeling guilty (and buying cakes for everyone.)

    I used to be cranky, but now i'm the nice DBA who fixes indexes and shows you the new stuff we could use (and quite often why we shouldn't - polybase with MongoDB, Stretch and wild use of functions everywhere)

    to play on the CC email joke - I like to think we are all now BCC (better cranky curmudgeons) , purely on the grounds that we log in here and read, contribute, investigate (google still counts as investigating) and learn.

    I like it! We can officially use BCC as well.

     

    but you are correct - dammit , now I want to buy a Pi and see what I can do

    DO IT!

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    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...
    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

  • skeleton567

    SSCertifiable

    Points: 5096

    I always loved having to work with logic like this:

    DBAs are an aging population.

    Duh! Isn't the whole population aging?

    I'm a PROUD CC

    Rick

    The only thing worse than being an influencer
    is believing one.

  • Grant Fritchey

    SSC Guru

    Points: 396617

    wayne Freeman-369096 wrote:

    Congrats on the license upgrade. one more level to go.

    We aren't Cranky, it's just hard to get people to understand that everything that's new isn't always better or cheaper just different.

    Got it a week ago. I'm now Amateur Extra.

    Oh, I think we do get cranky at times. Some of it is absolutely justified (see that unsecured ElasticSearch database). We just need to be careful of using the crankiness appropriately so we're not seen as blockers, but enablers.

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    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...
    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

  • Grant Fritchey

    SSC Guru

    Points: 396617

    skeleton567 wrote:

    I always loved having to work with logic like this:

    DBAs are an aging population.

    Duh! Isn't the whole population aging?

    I'm a PROUD CC

    Yeah, that qualifies.

    ----------------------------------------------------
    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...
    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

  • Grant Fritchey

    SSC Guru

    Points: 396617

    MVDBA (Mike Vessey) wrote:

    but you are correct - dammit , now I want to buy a Pi and see what I can do

    AND

    on this note, SQL Server on Edge is now in public preview. You can run SQL Server on a Pi.

    ----------------------------------------------------
    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...
    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

  • MVDBA (Mike Vessey)

    SSC-Insane

    Points: 21757

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    MVDBA (Mike Vessey) wrote:

    but you are correct - dammit , now I want to buy a Pi and see what I can do

    AND

    on this note, SQL Server on Edge is now in public preview. You can run SQL Server on a Pi.

    dammit man - you have just put in my head an idea for IOT type scenario - 100 clustered Pi boxes running edge - clustered SQL ...wait, azure and AWS already did that (even sony playstation did that for cure for cancer)... sadly I lack the free time, the money and more importantly the energy to try it. (I've got so many unwrapped gizmos and gadgets that I intended to work on)

    maybe energy is the key - if your DBA is fully charged then we put the B back in BCC

    MVDBA

  • LadyRuna

    SSCrazy

    Points: 2188

    Get off my lawn.

  • Grant Fritchey

    SSC Guru

    Points: 396617

    LadyRuna wrote:

    Get off my lawn.

    Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

    This is my lawn. You get off my lawn.

    Oh, and test your backups on the way.

    ----------------------------------------------------
    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...
    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

  • Ralph Hightower

    SSCrazy

    Points: 2809

    44 years as a software developer; starting from a mainframe using PL/1, then programming assembler on Intel 8080 8-bit microprocessors, to C++ and now C# on Intel servers. I've used Cygwin at work for extracting data from 800 MB files for reports and used awk to read an Active Directory file to create a CSV file for importing into a new system.

    UNIX? Been there, done that. I enjoy working with UNIX. My wife bought me a Sun SPARCStation IPX at a salvage sale to keep my UNIX skills up and I ran that for long while until the internal SCSI hard drive failed. I've had Linux systems at home. I need to build my home network back up with Linux systems and add Windows Server and SQL Server.

    Likewise, I want to get a Rasberry Pi. I read an article on setting up a VPN for it.

    I hope to retire in 2021 and hopefully get my DEC VAXStation II/GPX up and running a BSD version of UNIX on it.

  • Chris Harshman

    SSC-Forever

    Points: 42146

    Grant Fritchey wrote:

    LadyRuna wrote:

    Get off my lawn.

    Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!

    This is my lawn. You get off my lawn.

    Oh, and test your backups on the way.

    Can we find a way to use optimistic locking so that we can all use the lawn when we need to without blocking others out?

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