Category Archives: Editorial

Better Communication Through Less Messaging

I have learned to really appreciate and enjoy Slack as a messaging tool. It’s something I use daily, and a place where many inside my company communicate about all sorts of issues. There certainly can be an overload of channels, … Continue reading

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Scaling Up Monitoring

Monitoring databases is important when it’s the systems that are in production. Operations departments know that catching issues early, being proactive, and having data to troubleshoot issues make their job easier. Not having these things makes their job much more … Continue reading

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Validating Password Expiration

I would guess that the majority of instances I’ve had to manage in my career were those that I didn’t initially install and configure. I’ve inherited more instances than I would bother to count, and I often need to double-check … Continue reading

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AI Thoughts on the Build Keynote

If you haven’t seen the Build 2023 keynote, it’s, well, interesting. At a surface level, it’s focused on AI and delivers some demos that many of us might find to be useful and intriguing. I didn’t attend the event (or … Continue reading

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