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Interviewed

I got sent an interview by Mohammad Darab, a fellow SQL Server professional in Northern Virginia. I thought the questions were interesting, and spent a bit of time on them. You can read the interview here: https://mohammaddarab.com/interview-steve-jones/

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The New New World

Star Trek Discovery premiered this past week as a new entry in the Star Trek series that has been a part of my life since I was a kid. I was enamored with the idea of exploring the stars, meeting … Continue reading

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Cookie Consent

More of an FYI, but the EU Cookie Consent law goes into effect on Oct 1. Maybe this matters to you, maybe not. In my case, I may be in limbo as I work for a UK company even though … Continue reading

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Short Names

I started using computers a long time ago, and in the PC world, we were often limited to an 8 character name and a 3 character extension. Unix and MacOS allowed longer names, and many of us in DOS and … Continue reading

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Independence Day 2017

Today is July 4, Independence Day in the US, more commonly known as the Fourth of July. This is the day that the United States declared it self a separate nation from the British Empire. For most of my life, … Continue reading

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Informing the Internal IT Team

Somehow across the course of my career, I’ve morphed from a strictly technical guy to a publisher and teacher that also gets to do some technical work. I never expected this, though perhaps I should have. Despite my disdain for … Continue reading

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Technology Guilt

This editorial was originally published on June 15, 2013. It is being re-run for the New Year holiday. I was reading a piece recently about the problems many new college graduates will face as they enter the workforce. There are less … Continue reading

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What Will 2017 Bring?

What do you think will happen in the database world in 2017? That’s a question I want to ask you today, the last work day of 2016. When most of us come back to work next week, a new year … Continue reading

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A Fun Distraction

As we approach the Christmas holiday, this is a time when work usually slows down and many of us spend some time trying to relax and recharge away from the challenges and responsibilities we face in technology. Unless you work … Continue reading

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A Good Deed After Game Night

When we set up Game Night, we decided to sell tickets to reduce our risk. However, we didn’t have a good way to easily match up the ticket price with the costs of drinks. As a result, we ended up … Continue reading

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