Cloud Computing, but where’s the ground?

Everyone has seen the meme that the cloud is just someone else's computer. Or that people don't understand the cloud. I think either has become too simplistic of an explanation. The fact of the matter is, we all have embraced the cloud in some fashion. Think about our...

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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 alongside you, it is imperative to remember they are most likely to see and evaluate issues and...

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SQLSaturday #913 Minnesota

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...

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Always On 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...

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Year end review and thankful

It's Thanksgiving Day and before we know it, Christmas and the New Year will be upon us. 2018 hasn't worked out as I planned. 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 was a...

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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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K. Fisher’s Homework – Create db

In December the topic of the month for #Tsql2sday was to talk about our learning goals for 2018. One of the goals I put forth was to get better at SQL development. As part of that goal, I also realized I have to get more familiar with Visual Studios. So to help with...

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Postgresql follow up

Postgresql follow up

A couple of weeks ago I was given the task of helping a developer figure out why his Postgresql cluster wouldn't fail over. The specific problem was to test failover prior to launching the Postgresql cluster in to Production. Sounds easy enough,, right? Setting things...

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Garland MacNeill

Garland MacNeill

DBA

Garland is a husband, father, DBA, hiker, camper, motorcyclist, and just some guy living deep in the woods. 

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