Monthly Archives: January 2016

Laptop Build Quality

I’ve been looking around at various laptops, in preparation for getting a new one. I wrote about considering the Surface Book, which is still on the list, but has dropped a bit. The hardware quality is great, but when I … Continue reading

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Training at the Top

Many of us see flaws and problems in the way that we code securely as we build software, as well as the way in which our infrastructure security is configured. There have been no shortage of times in my career … Continue reading

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DeveloperBall

I’ve been fascinated by Moneyball and the efforts made in sports to assemble good teams using data more than opinions. I used to think about baseball more, but lately I’ve been intrigued by American football. There are challenges in assembling a team, … Continue reading

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Creating a Database Snapshot

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I’ve rarely dealt with database snapshots, outside of lab experimentation. They didn’t exist when I did most of my … Continue reading

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Crafting Your Resume

Your resume of CV is often the first glance that a hiring manager gets about your career. Even if you’ve been recommended by a friend or current employee, often a manager requires some summary of who you as a few … Continue reading

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Push Button Deployments

I worked in an Agile team in 2000 and we deployed changes to our web platform every Wednesday for over 18 months. That was about the length of time I was involved before the small startup failed, but not for … Continue reading

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Advent of Code–Day 2

I’ve continued working along, and while I found Day 2 to be straightforward in Python and PowerShell, I thought it was tricky in SQL I decided this one was worth a post, since I had to futz around a few … Continue reading

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Disabling SQL Server Network Protocols

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I ran across a question on network protocols recently, which is something I rarely deal with. Often the default … Continue reading

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Chips and Margaritas at SQL Saturday #461

It was a few years back that my wife and I planned a trip to the Austin City Lights music festival to see Stevie Wonder. This was a bucket list item for us, and we thoroughly enjoyed a long weekend … Continue reading

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Security Convenience

I wrote a question of the day recently that seemed to catch many people. The question had to do with mapping users when a login isn’t specified in the call. The behavior is to auto match existing logins with the same name. … Continue reading

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