Monthly Archives: April 2011

Temporary Indexes

Recently I was studying for the MCM exam and one of the things that came up in my research was the idea of temporary indexes. I had never used them before and was intrigued by the idea. I have dropped … Continue reading

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When To Hire a DBA

One of the things that I often see on SQLServerCentral’s forumsis a developer struggling with an administration issue or a complex query. It’s natural and even expected since many developers are not as familiar with SQL Server as they are … Continue reading

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What’s Mentoring?

We have just kicked off The Mentoring Experiment after talking about it for months. There has been a lot of interest and quite a few applications submitted. We’ve even had a lot of people ask if we needed help mentoring … Continue reading

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Showing Its Age

I went to register a new car recently at the DMV and couldn’t do it. Apparently the state DMV system in Colorado was down that week, and had been down for two weeks because of a DR situation. The primary … Continue reading

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Less Pay, More Convenience

Would you take a pay cut to be able to telecommute? I would, and I have in the past. I took a pretty substantial pay cut to work full time for SQLServerCentral almost a decade ago. It was an impact … Continue reading

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Life is Short

I woke up on Easter morning to an email. A good friend, someone I’ve known for years as a fellow parent in both Girl and Boy Scouts, had passed away on Saturday in a plane crash. It was shocking news, … Continue reading

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Why Build a Brand?

Why should you go to the trouble to start blogging, speaking, answering questions or anything else. What’s the point? I’ve written a little before about this. When you build a brand, it helps you to stand out from others. You … Continue reading

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Enjoy Your Life

A sad weekend, and shocking news Sunday morning. I was out running errands when I checked email and found out a friend had been killed in a plane crash on Saturday afternoon. He was a Boy Scout and Girl Scout … Continue reading

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What Don’t I Know?

Apparently a lot, at least according to the blooper reel today  

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Happy Easter 2011

This weekend is the Easter holiday weekend around the world and with today being Good Friday, it’s a vacation day for me. The ski slopes are closing this weekend and if the weather is good, I’ll be heading up for … Continue reading

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