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Learning is Hard–March Goals Update

This is the third update for my goals for 2018. This is about 3 weeks after the last update, and it’s too soon. Not in time, but because I haven’t done a great job. This was a busy month. March … Continue reading

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Packt $10 Sale

One sale today, my Getting Started with SQL Server 2016 Administration video. You can get this for $10 today, and it’s an introduction to an overview of what’s in SQL Server 2016, most of which applies to 2017 as well. … Continue reading

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Pluralsight for Another Year

One of the ways that I try to keep current and learn is through Pluralsight. I’m lucky to get a subscription as a Data Platform MVP, but I’m sure Redgate would pay for one if I didn’t. My subscription ran … Continue reading

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In a basement, a long, long time ago… #tsql2sday

It’s T-SQL Tuesday time and this is a good one. Read the invitation and proceed. Who Influenced Me? I’ve been working SQL Server for a long time. Since 1991, in fact, and had held 4 jobs as a DBA or … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday #93–Interviewing Patterns

It’s time for T-SQL Tuesday, and this is a good topic. Not too close to T-SQL, but certainly something many people are interested in. Kendra Little hosts this month, and her topic is interviewing patterns and anti-patterns. Things that are … Continue reading

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A New Look

I was browsing around the Internet recently, collecting links for Database Weekly when I came to Michael J Swart’s blog. I love Michael’s writing and drawing. On a whim, I asked if he’d do an avatar. He agreed, and sent … Continue reading

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A Lifetime of Software

This editorial was originally published on April 27, 2012. It is being re-run as Steve is out of town. I’ve been working with computers and software for most of my life, but it’s been a career for a couple of … Continue reading

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Promoting Engineers

This editorial was originally published on May 1, 2012. It is being re-run as Steve is at SQL Bits. Never, ever promote your best salesperson. That’s the advice that Scott Horowitz got from his father. He talks a little about how … Continue reading

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How Much Can You Learn?

One of the things we’ve tried to do at SQLServerCentral is provide a way for SQL Server professionals to continue to learn more about the platform over time. Andy Warren and I have debated how to best do this over … Continue reading

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No Overtime

This editorial was originally published on Dec 5, 2011. It is being re-run as Steve is out of town. It’s been a long time since I received overtime at any job. Most of my IT work has been with a … Continue reading

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