Office Conditions

I have worked in an office environment for a long time. Going on twenty years in fact. I have worked in a number of different types of environments, but cubicles have been the standard. In fact, in my career I have only had a walled office a couple of times –...

Update: Six Months later

Six months ago, I accepted a new position in Duluth, MN and moved to house we already owned in Wisconsin not too far from Duluth. And by not too far, my commute is about an hour, depending on the weather. It’s about the same drive time I had in Denver, except...

Wait Stats Library

Every so often you come across one of those tools that just changes everything. When it comes to troubleshooting tools, this is one of those defing tools. Paul Randal has assembled the greatest library of SQL wait statistics known to man – well to me anyway. If...

DateTime2 not like DateTime

I came across an article on SQL Server Central written by Claudio Silva (b/t) discussing that you can’t do arithmetic operations on DateTime21 like you can with DateTime. For example: Old Way Transact-SQL OrderDate < GETDATE() -1 1 OrderDate < GETDATE() -1...

Database Administration is changing

Steve Jones (t|b) wrote a blog post talking about the death of the title Database Administrator.Mind you, he was talking about the title of DBA, not the actual job of being a DBA. Semantics, right? If you look across the inter-webs, the death of the DBA has been a...

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