Monthly Archives: December 2013

Slimming down The Voice of the DBA Podcasts

I announced in the Christmas editorial that I was discontinuing the video podcasts. Needless to say I heard a complaint from my Mom that afternoon. She enjoys the podcasts, even though she doesn’t understand all the technology. I did get … Continue reading

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2013 in Review

Last year I took a few guesses about 2013. I was right about smartphones, and encryption has slowly become more important late in 2013. BYOD has become a hot topic that continues to be a problem, but I think most companies are … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Tool List

I’ve seen Scott Hanselman’s Ultimate Tool List a few times and adopted some of the tools in the past. He updated it for 2014 and has added quite a few new tools. I downloaded F.lux the other day and am giving it a test … Continue reading

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Mining for Quitters

This editorial was originally published on Jun 10, 2009. It is being re-published as Steve is on vacation. I thought this was pretty interesting, a story about a story about Google trying to figure out which people are likely to quit. Apparently … Continue reading

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The Effective Cell Phone

I’ve written a bit about phones recently as I’ve experienced the switch back to iOS from Android. There are a few other posts in this series: Back to iOS from Android Android Annoyances Android is Better than iOS I wanted … Continue reading

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Memories of 2013

the holiday season and are not too busy at work.  I hope most of you had a great year in 2013, and with that in mind, I wanted to ask you a simple question: What’s your best SQL Server memory … Continue reading

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It’s not the platform

I agree with Brent. Actually, I’ve felt this way for years when I’ve been asked the SQL Server v Oracle question, or even earlier in my career when I was asked about Windows v Unix. The choice doesn’t matter that much … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

No matter what you celebrate today, I hope you have a wonderful day.

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How Do You Find a DBA?

This editorial was originally published on May 11, 2009. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. You’d think it would be easy, but I saw this post about looking for a DBA and I can certainly appreciate the problem. I’ve … Continue reading

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Quick Tips – SQL Prompt with SSF

I love SQL Prompt, and think it’s a great productivity tool. Even before I worked at Red Gate, I love the tool and had a copy before Red Gate bought the technology from the original developer. Recently I’ve run into … Continue reading

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