Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Refreshing Break

Thanksgiving is always the biggest break from work for me each year. My family goes away for a almost a week of skiing to take a break away from our busy lives. Last week I was gone, taking 6 whole … Continue reading

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Forgiving Mistakes

My main phone line at the house has been on the fritz for about 3-4 weeks. Yes, we still have a main line and it’s a legacy holdover from having that number for a decade and it links do our … Continue reading

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Thinking Time

I have a friend that is responsible for working with clients, helping them to design solutions for their businesses, write statements of work, and develop proof of concepts. This friend also finds 4-5 meetings a day on their calendar, usually … Continue reading

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Back and Refreshed

It’s my first day back at work, other than a few minutes answering a couple posts on Saturday afternoon and a double check of the newsletter on Sunday. I had 6 work days off in a row, probably a record … Continue reading

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Snack Attack

This editorial was originally published on Jan 11, 2007 and is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. OK, I’ve done a bunch of editorials on security this week. It’s been in the news, it’s a new year, everyone’s making resolutions to … Continue reading

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Power Tools at Work

This editorial was originally published on Jan 17, 2007. It is being republished as Steve is on vacation.  Now this could be fun. Just imagine your boss comes to your cube with an electric drill, a sledgehammer, and a circular saw. Oh, … Continue reading

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Helpful Advice?

This editorial was originally published on Feb 5, 2007 and is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. I have to be honest with you. It wasn’t me. This advice on DRwasn’t given to anyone by me. This post is from … Continue reading

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What’s Your Title?

I was reading a very interesting post from L. Z. Granderson recently that is more of a political observation than anything, but in the piece he brought up a point that struck my interest. He finds that many people use … Continue reading

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Shutting down for a week

I try to speak and write about career things on a regular basis because I think they’re important topics for those of you working with SQL Server. Arguably they are as important as the technical stuff. One of the things … Continue reading

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More SQL Injection

One milly-yon sites hit by a SQL Injection attack. That happened according to a headline I saw recently, with an attack similar to Lizamoon affecting seven figures worth of ASP.NET sites. How can this still be happening on large scales? I’d like … Continue reading

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