Monthly Archives: July 2014

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A late night–sabbatical catch up

My company, Red Gate software, has given me a 6 week sabbatical. I’m documenting the time with all the posts under a tag if you want to follow along. The sabbatical is over, but I’m still catching up on things. … Continue reading

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Monitoring for Non Existent Events

I was catching up on work recently, reading the third installment of The 5 Worst Days in a DBA’s life, starring The DBA Team. Someone had asked me if I enjoyed having Paul Randal (b | t) of SQLskills join them team. The piece had been … Continue reading

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Creating a Table–Sabbatical continued

My sabbatical officially ended on Jul 14, but I still had a few weeks of class left. And I need to get my flagpole mounted, but that’s another tale. I missed a week of classes with travel to SQL Bits … Continue reading

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Elevation of Privileges

At SQL Bits this year I attended a security presentation from Andreas Wolter. The session examined some attack methodologies, showing the flow that an attacker might go through to gain information about your database instance with SQL Injection. It’s a scary and eye-opening talk, … Continue reading

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Continuous Database Delivery from the Command Line

I’ve been working with Red Gate to learn more and the different ways in which we can help you ease and smooth the database deployment process. I know that I’ve dreaded deployments to production in most of my jobs, and … Continue reading

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On the Go

So much for limiting events. There was a time in May when I had nothing scheduled as far as speaking goes. Now I have 12 events, and 9 trips in the pipeline. At least a few are local, with just … Continue reading

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One a Week

When Andy Warren and I first talked about SQL Saturday after the initial event in Orlando, we joked about whether we could have twelve events in a year, one a month. It seemed like a stretch goal, after all, how many events … Continue reading

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Frustration with Bad Design

This is not how you handle things. When you find security issues, and they don’t get fixed, it’s one thing to attempt to prove a point with a PEN test. It’s quite another to publicly expose information. You might find yourself in … Continue reading

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Summer, Summer, Summertime

It’s getting close to the end of summer, at least for my family. The kids start school activities and sports on Aug 11, so we’re just a few weeks away from me starting to wake up early each day and … Continue reading

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