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Swimming Servers

Microsoft put a data center on the bottom of the ocean, and it appeared to be a successful experiment, but now they’ve brought the water to the servers. Rather than sink a data center, which means cumbersome maintenance if there … Continue reading

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Nothing on My Laptop

I heard this quote at the recent Redgate Summit: “If I drop my laptop in water, I can get everything back.” The context of the quote is that all your work, your IP, your code, etc. is saved in some … Continue reading

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Hardware: Check the Drivers First

This isn’t a database post, instead, I’m going to talk about my laptop. I got an HP Spectre x360 a couple years ago and was using it for work and presentations while traveling. Everything was fine, and then the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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The Database Server Upgrade for Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a service the provides free SSL certificates for web servers. They have grown from a small project to a critical service on the web that serves over 235mm clients each year, and often issues over 1.5mm certificates … Continue reading

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