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Gigging for a Career

There are some people that like working for an organization, sacrificing some compensation and flexibility for stability and security. Others enjoy the chance to experience constantly changing environments and a rich variety of projects at the expense of regularly searching … Continue reading

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Teaching Quickly

I’m a constant learner. I try to regularly experiment and try new things at work and in the rest of my life. For work, sometimes this means working outside of the other hours and commitments I have to get better … Continue reading

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Get-DbaPowerShell

When I first saw PowerShell, at TechEd 2006 (ish) and I was enamored. This was a much better environment than VBScript for working in a shell. Then I realized I needed -eq, -gt, etc. and was less excited. These language … Continue reading

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The Flash DBA

The job as a DBA is the job. That’s been my view for a long time, which is why I am always concerned about the staff when I interview. The people I work with make the job good or bad. … Continue reading

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Interviews: What is ACID?

I once had a job interview with a large group of employees at a company. They were arranged around a table, with me at one end. The interview was a round robin affair, with someone asking me a question and me answering. … Continue reading

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The Library Job Hunt

I was reminded of the ways I’ve looked for jobs by a post from the Job Headhunter about library time. Rather than looking for what jobs are available, the recommendation is to take a targeted approach of using the library as … Continue reading

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The Career Bucket List

The Bucket List is a fun movie to watch, where two old men get a second chance at life and engage in some activities they’ve always wanted to enjoy. The idea of a bucket list isn’t new, and there are plenty of … Continue reading

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Jumping Ahead

While on vacation recently, I went to see Spider-Man Homecoming with my family. It was an enjoyable movie on a rainy afternoon, and a nice addition to the Marvel lineup. I think this actually might be my favorite Spider-man movie, and I’d … Continue reading

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Opinions and Votes

This editorial was originally published on Aug 19, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is away at the Data Platform Summit. When you work with a vendor, you may report bugs, issues, or strange behaviors in software. These area … Continue reading

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Hiring Heterogeneously

This editorial was originally published on Jul 22, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. I wrote recently about tech interviews and hiring, and even on an interesting interviewing technique for senior people. However we need to hire … Continue reading

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