Monthly Archives: December 2009

Goals for 2010

Last year I wrote about my goals for 2009. Yesterday I looked over them and evaluated my performance. I think it was pretty good, not not perfect. However setting goals that you easily reach every year is probably not the … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2009 Goals

I set goals at the start of 2009 for the year. They were: Continue with 400 posts a month Blog Daily Speak at each Denver area user group Speak at one SQLSaturday Comment on blog posts that I think are … Continue reading

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The Power of Networking

I was contacted recently by someone that was hiring a new employee. They had searched out applicants on the Internet and found that one of them had a blog on my SQLServerCentral site. They sent me a note asking about … Continue reading

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Starting the year out right

It’s the end of another year, and thus the beginning of the next one. Whether you had a successful 2009 for your career or not, now is the time to set a goal and make a plan for the new … Continue reading

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Where’s My Laptop

It’s been almost 4 weeks without my laptop. I mailed it back to Toshiba and they received it on Dec 4. They then worked on it, and I got a few updates before they shipped it back on Dec 13, … Continue reading

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Who Uses Rules?

Someone submitted an article recently that walked through how to find the rules in your database, which columns they were bound to, and then how to remove them in order to replace them with Check Constraints. It was interesting because … Continue reading

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I have pens!

We usually stuff stockings with little things for each other in the family. Sometimes it’s junk, or candy, but this year I tried to be a little better. I aimed for funny and practical, and cheap. My wife got some … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Just a short Happy Holiday, Merry Christmas wish to everyone out there. Enjoying our White Christmas here in Denver.

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We’re Like the Zoo

Actually we’re not quite like the Denver Zoo, which is open every day of the year. The zoo in Virginia where I grew up closed on Christmas, which is kind of like SQLServerCentral. Some years I’ve sent out a Christmas … Continue reading

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The Problem with Striped Backups

I noticed a post recently from Bru Medishetty on Striped Backups. I commented, but thought I should explain a little more. There is a problem with striped backups in SQL Server. They work great, they increase the speed at which … Continue reading

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