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 [crayon-5b7751e5e99af463399996/] You need to do something like this:...

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...

A Month of SSMS

One of the things that has always frustrated me with Microsoft's tools like SSMS and Visual Studio, is the sheer depth of the tool. Figuring out how to create an SSRS or SSIS package in Visual Studio the first few times can result in half a day wasted. SSMS can be...

SQL version numbers

This is one of those tools I use all the time. I'm always looking at the version number to see which version of SQL with SP/CU version I am working with. SQL Version numbers and patch...

Error 18456 State x

I use this link all the time to troubleshoot login errors in the SQL error log. Aaron Bertrand recently moved his blog, so I wanted to make sure I had an updated link for my reference. https://sqlblog.org/2011/01/14/troubleshooting-error-18456

Oh look, another New Year…

Oh look, another New Year…

Yes, it's January already and that means it's a New Year. Which means, it's that time of year for reviews of the last year, resolutions for the new year, and hope springs eternal. Only, this year I haven't had time to look up to do a year in review, and I'm not...

New Job Update

I'm a bad DBA, at least from the standpoint of blogging. Only because I haven't done much of a lately. I did make sure to get a post in for TSQL2sDay to mention who I was thankful for. That was a great topic. So…if you're wondering why I haven't blogged, or have...

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