Monthly Archives: June 2018

How are you recharging this year?

This is the end of the first half of the year. I’m hoping it’s been a good half year for you, as it has for me. I’ve traveled less, done a few more things outside of work, but had a … Continue reading

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Cloud Backup Comparison

I used to use Crashplan. This was about $150 a year, but I could to 5 machines. I used to do 5. I had My desktop My wife’s laptop My daughter’s laptop My laptop My son’s laptop This changed as … Continue reading

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Learning Goals –June 2018 Update

The June update for T-SQL Tuesday #97. I made a plan and it’s hard to stick to. tl;dr – Very little done. I traveled the first three weeks of June here and there. Two short trips from 1-2 and 8-10, … Continue reading

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Mastering Index Tuning–Day 1

This is a short series of posts on the courses I took with Brent Ozar. I actually completed the courses in the past, but I wrote notes and wanted to revisit the way things went. I started with the Mastering … Continue reading

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String or binary data would be truncated

Microsoft, please fix this. This issue is still out there, and once again, it’s the top voted on item for SQL Server. Everytime I see this: Msg 8152, Level 16, State 13, Line 1 String or binary data would be truncated. I’m … Continue reading

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Republish: When Work Gets in the Way of Work

Coming back from Ireland today and the last day of vacation. A republish if When Work Gets in the Way of Work.

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Republish: Closer to the Heart

One of my favorite Rush songs, but also an editorial. I’m in Ireland with my wife, so it’s being re-run.

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Do you use DAX?

It’s not that often that I see many posts about DAX. Despite the Data Analysis Expressions being used in Power BI, it seems that relatively few people call this out in their work. Chris Webb writes about it often, and this … Continue reading

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Republish: Common Mistakes

Back across the pond, so a re-run of Common Mistakes.

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Republish: Release Wednesday

In the UK getting ready for SQL in the City, so Release Wednesday being republished.

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