Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hanging with an Inspiration

A long, long time ago, in a state far away, I started writing about technology. At the time, in the late 90s, I was looking to share some of my knowledge, and hopefully advance my career along. It was intimidating … Continue reading

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The Chance of Failure

I’ve always worked on the notion that my hardware rarely fails, and while I protect it with backups RAID, etc., I don’t expect failures. That seems to be how most of the RDBMSes are structured, with this idea that things … Continue reading

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Dude, where’s my memory?

A session I have wanted to see. Marciej Pilecki has done this before with high ratings and I have missed until today He starts with a description of how memory is allocated in the 32 and 64 bit systems. One … Continue reading

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Brad McGehee talking about tempdb issues

Brad presented a session that tries to help you identify and fix tempdb problems. Performance monitor is your friend. the local disks, avg read and write counters should help you determine if I/O is an issue. Watch for systems where … Continue reading

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Brian Kelley on Security at SQL Server Connections

Random notes from Brian Kelley’s security talk. Brian spent a number of years working a a security guy for a bank in the Windows and infrastructure teams. Networking, the UDP port is 1434. This is the listener and browser for … Continue reading

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Data Improves Lives

I’m not sure if this NYT article will get through, but I really liked “This Data Isn’t Dull. It Improves Lives“. It talks about how government data that’s around and using it to provide other services and enrich lives. Even … Continue reading

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Extended Events at SQL Server Connections with Jonathan Kehayias

I was very interested to hear Jonathan Kehayias’ session on extended events. I know this is one of the areas i need work and it is becoming a more important part of SQL Server with each version. Beginning with a … Continue reading

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Brian Kelley talking Windows Internals for SQL Pros at DevConnections

I have known Brian for nearly as long as i have been running SQLServerCentral. He has been the guy that I called for security questions. He was a DBA, then became a security and auditing guy, and is now back … Continue reading

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Brent Ozar Blitz at SQL Server Connections

The first session of the day for me was Brent Ozars Blitz talk on how to quickly get information on a new server. I have seen Brent’s video on this and read some of his blog posts, but i wanted … Continue reading

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