Tag Archives: career

Testing Coders

Interviewing someone is hard. In fact, I’m not sure many of us really know how to do it well. Looking at the past hires in most companies I’ve known, I find that all too often the success of hires in … Continue reading

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Learn to Earn

Could you double or triple your salary by learning more technology skills? Sure, and here’s a great story about someone learning PowerShell and dramatically increasing their earnings. This is a good read, looking at the journey of someone through their … Continue reading

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The Pressure to Compromise Ethics

There have always been those that seek to defraud, deceive or mislead their customers. In order to do this, someone inside an organization has always been willing to pressure employees to compromise their ethics and morals. Construction companies may use … Continue reading

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Hire the Right People

I’ve seen this list of why projects fail going around the Internet for awhile (recently from Brent Ozar Unlimited).  There are a number of items in here, and if you substitute some other field for the data scientist part, you … Continue reading

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A New Recovery Tool for Your Toolbelt

Those of us that administer databases and are responsible for ensuring the integrity and availability of data know that being able to restore systems is a core skill. In the SQL Server world, this should mean more than just being able to … Continue reading

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Go Code

Should we be teaching more people to code? That’s a question I ponder, especially after re-reading an old view against the idea, a newer one, and a pro-code piece. At the end of the day, I think that coding is … Continue reading

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Bring Solutions

This editorial was originally published on Feb 13, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is out of the office. What’s your job? Most of you will answer “DBA”, or “developer”, or “manager”, or something that corresponds to your title. … Continue reading

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Server Hardware or Coffee?

I actually chuckled out loud in my office recently. I was reading a piece about Expensify and how they learned some lessons from their database architecture over time. It’s a good piece, but at one point the author talks about … Continue reading

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Wasting Time

This editorial was originally published on Oct 11, 2012. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. I ran across this infographic on wasting time at work. From the title I was thinking this would point out the ways in … Continue reading

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Thursday Night Networking Dinner Meetup at Summit 2016

This year PASS announced that Thursday night would be an open night at the PASS Summit, with no events scheduled. Typically Microsoft has sponsored a party at Gameworks, but not this year. PASS has a list of events at the … Continue reading

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