New Decade, More Change

New Decade, More Change

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change ”- Heraclitus A long way back, a Greek philosopher said something about change being the only constant. The guy was right, but he would have made a horrible IT project manager. It's a true statement, but at the same time...

Re-dedication

Re-dedication

This comes as no great shock, I haven't been as active with blogging as I once was. Or that I was ever really that consistent of a blogger. Most of my traffic that shows up on this site is from Google searches on specific problems, and most people bounce right off my...

Can’t we just get along?

When it comes to working with other people it is always best to remember that others are not always on the same page. In fact, when dealing with others that work along side you, it is imperative to remember they are most likely to see and evaluate issues and...

AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance

Recently, I was working with a gentleman in our IT department and we were discussing adding redundancy to a couple of SQL Servers that were used for web apps. Turns out, VMware's disk consolidation can, and will, take a server offline. That tends to make customers...

Year end review and thankful

It's Thanksgiving Day and before we know it, Christmas and New Years will be upon us. 2018 hasn't worked out as I planned last year. In fact, 2018 has been a difficult year for me personally. The first half of the year Jan - April was rough for a number of reasons. It...

Office Conditions

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 - shared...

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 there's...

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 you...

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 OrderDate < GETDATE() -1 You need to do something like this: OrderDate...

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