Adjusting to WFH

Adjusting to WFH

As a DBA, working from home (WFH) is not a new concept or new experience, I do it a lot. However, this shift to working from home due to the office being closed for Covid-19 is a little different. First off, I'm enjoying getting my commute time and saving money on...

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...

SQLSaturday #913 Minnesota

It's been a couple of years since I have been able to attend a SQL Saturday. I was grateful I was able to make it this year. This year however was a first for me, it was my first SQL Saturday in Minnesota and the first time I went to a precon, both were enjoyable. On...

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...

On Becoming a Leader

On Becoming a Leader

One of the recent books I've read for career development, is On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis. It was a comprehensive book that took a deep dive into leadership, what is and what isn't. The main take away I got from this book was, being a leader is hard to do...

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...

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