Well Bye……Google

Well Bye……Google

I've been in IT a long time, coming up on 20 years. When I begin Yahoo was a titan, Excite was still around, and I felt snobbish with Ask Jeeves (they had a butler as a logo....hence the snobbish feel...) but the search engine that I ended up gravitating to was...

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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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Space: Unused vs Unallocated

Space: Unused vs Unallocated

I had previously blogged about working on a SQL job that deleted data older than 13 months. Today I thought I would follow up with the database and check to see how much space was available in the database. So I ran a disk usage report out of SSMS and got the...

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Career Evolution…

I'll admit, that for a while now, I have been longing for a change in my day from a job perspective. No, I don't dislike being a DBA and yes I would love to do more development stuff, but that's not completely the point. In the past I have done report writing, as well...

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Microsoft’s Linux Embrace

Having been in the IT industry for a while, I've learned a few things. One of those so called things is, Microsoft and Linux are different worlds. I mean, every other computer operating system is POSIX based but Windows. In fact, back in the Ballmer days (circa 2001),...

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Change Control

This post maybe a little "ranty". It seems in the past few months, I seem to have encountered a number of instances where changes to the database were made without a Change Request. Which has sparked a few conversations with developers over why there is a need for...

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SQL 2017 and the future

WOW. That's all I have to say after watching Microsoft's 4/19 Data AMP Presentation. SQL 2017 is the official name of SQL vNext, otherwise known as SQL on Linux. We knew about SQL on Linux last year, so this isn't some new revelation. That is, until Microsoft...

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Reflection, Goals, and Moving Forward

It's amazing how time seems to fly, especially between blog posts. I've known I needed to post a blog for awhile, I've even thought of a few different topics. Alas, the execution has not been very good on my part. One of those things I hope to do a better job of going...

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