Monthly Archives: December 2018

Lessons from the Phoenix Project–Leave Slack

Not @Slack, but slack time, time when you aren’t buried on a particular project. In the book, The Phoenix Project, the Brent character is the jack of all trades, the one that everyone goes to to fix and solve problems. … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday #109–Influence

This month’s T-SQL Tuesday host is Jason Brimhall. He asks everyone to write about influence, which is something that I should know about and think I have, but am somewhat uncomfortable writing about. That being said, here’s my entry this … Continue reading

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SQL Census–From the Redgate Foundry

The Foundry at Redgate Software is our version of Microsoft Research. Kind of. We tackle some projects that are interesting and might make good products at some point, but we’re looking at the in the investigative phase. You can read … Continue reading

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Republish: Microservices for Databases

I start my travels to the UK today for SQL in the City. Join me for that on Wednesday, but for today you get Microservices for Databases republished.

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The Worst Data Breech

I noticed this week that Australia passed a law that requires companies to hand over user information, even if encrypted. Quite a few articles that point out this might require backdoors to be created in communication systems to comply with the law. Companies are required to … Continue reading

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Automation at Work

I do worry about the future of work for large sections of people. When I read pieces like this one in the Atlantic on automation, there are two things that come to mind. First, we are mindlessly sticking with 19th century … Continue reading

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MoSQL

Google is doing more SQL, or at least shifting towards relational SQL databases as a way of storing data. At least, some of their engineers see this as a better way to store data for many problems. Since I’m a … Continue reading

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Lax Security is Harmful for Employment

Manure rolls downhill Since I live on a horse ranch with some slight hills, I can attest this to be true. At least, it’s true for horses and it’s true for short distances. Manure isn’t very friction free and often … Continue reading

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Basic Sequences–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I haven’t used sequences much in my work, but I ran into a question recently on how they work, … Continue reading

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SQL in the City is Next Week

Next Wednesday, Dec 12, I’ll be back in the UK with Kathi, Kendra, and Grant for SQL in the City Streamed. You can register today and join us for a set of DevOps talks that will get you to think … Continue reading

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