Monthly Archives: May 2017

DNA for Data Storage

In all my years of working with data, there’s one think I’ve learned: it always grow. Over the years, I’ve gone from having to store data in these sizes: A few KB on cassette tapes as a middle school kid … Continue reading

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Quitting VIM

I saw this post from Joel Spolsky lately, noting that Stack Overflow has been helping 1 million developers exit VIM. It’s a funny post, but one that has some truth in it. I’ve gotten into VIM, almost always from git, … Continue reading

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The 2017 Laptop Search

It seems that I’m often searching for laptops. I used to get more time out of them, but as technology changes, and my job changes, I find myself refreshing hardware more often. This usually comes about because of some issue. … Continue reading

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Do I Need to Learn Linux and R and Python?

The big changes coming in SQL Server 2017 are the Linux version and the addition of Python as a language used to analyze data. In SQL Server 2016, we had the R language added, and quite a few people have … Continue reading

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Save on IT/DevConnections this fall

For the first time in many years, I won’t be at IT/DevConnections this fall.  I’m disappointed to miss the event, but I had other commitments around this time when I heard about being chosen as a speaker and this would … Continue reading

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Restore to a point in time–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This is also a part of a basic series on git and how to use it. One of the … Continue reading

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Audio Attacks

There are running jokes about how Amazon Alexa and Google Home are susceptible to visitors in your home. It’s become a bit of test from some geeks who will walk in your house and call “Hey, Alexa” out loud to … Continue reading

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Looking Back at Build–CosmosDB

Part of a series looking back at Build 2017, going over the 20+ pages of notes I took. One of the big announcements at Build 2017 was the release of CosmosDB. This is a rebranding of DocumentDB, the document store … Continue reading

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The History of the World, I Guess

The lighter side. From my kids, and since there’s some science and it reminded me of the Big Bang Theory. Have fun.

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Naming Conventions for the Cloud

There are plenty of controversial topics in technology to write about. Today I want to combine two of them into one piece: the cloud and naming standards. I’ll leave tabs v spaces and language choices for another day. I like … Continue reading

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