Monthly Archives: April 2010

Six Months

“Show up for work on time for six months and then we’ll talk. Until then, I have four words for you: shut the fuck up.” – Kitchen Confidential I wish people showed up and heard this on their first day … Continue reading

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Windows 7 v the iPad

No, I didn’t buy an iPad, but I have to say on a trip to the Apple Store this week (for an iPod issue), I played with one for about 20 minutes and I came to this conclusion. It. Is. … Continue reading

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Plagiarism

It seems to rear it’s ugly head more and more these days. Once again I found some content from my site republished on another site, without permission, and without a link. I can’t speak for others, but if I knew … Continue reading

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A Identity Bug

Someone asked an interesting question recently. If they had this code: if OBJECT_ID(‘aa’) is not null    drop table aa create table aa (id int identity(1,1)) go set identity_insert aa on insert aa (id) select -10 union select -11 set … Continue reading

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Backup Compression in SQL Server 2008 – The Complete Presentation

From the PASS 2010 Summit Survey: 29% of people want a presentation on backup compression. OK, here it is. Turn it on:   Turn it off:   That’s it. If you want to script it, go here. I saw Brent … Continue reading

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One Trip Booked – TechEd 2010

Tia thinks I’m crazy to book early, but I like to have a choice of flights, and I like to get things off my plate. I heard back from someone about TechEd today, so I decided to just book the … Continue reading

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The PASS Summit Survey Results 2010

I hope there will be more surveys, so I’ll tag this as 2010. The results were released recently, and there were some write-ups on the results. There was the release by PASS, and then a great interpretation (and debate) by … Continue reading

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Beware, events falling from the sky

Are SQL Saturdays falling from the sky? (from Jen McCown, @midnightDBA)I think so. This past weekend had three events, #39 in NYC, #41 in Atlanta, and #44 in Huntington Beach, CA. That’s unusual, but this weekend we have #36 in … Continue reading

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Upgrading your Beta/CTP Software

This is one of the reasons that I don’t like to put CTP software (or Beta software) onto machines that I can’t take the time to wipe and rebuild. Buck Woody wrote a note about upgrading your CTP, and the … Continue reading

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Adding Administrator

I installed a new VM with SQL Server in it, along with Win 7 and Reporting Services. The plan was to mess with this as a detailed journey through to learning more about SSRS this year. I was excited to … Continue reading

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