How I became a DBA

I’m not sure how I ended up on the Dallas DBAs website, but I came across their blog topic How I became a: ________ . The idea of posting up my story resonated with me, so I thought I would share. I apologize for the length in advanced, but it’s hard to...

T-SQL Tuesday #89 – There is always change

T-SQL Tuesday is a monthly blog party that is the brain child of Adam Machanic (b/t). This month the blog party is being hosted by Koen Verbeeck (b/t) and is inspired by Kendra Little’s (b/t) recent blog post regarding the role of the DBA and The Cloud. Change...

MCSE: Data Management and Analytics

Many moons ago, when dial up was still the main way most people connected to the internet and my interest in computers became a profession, I told myself I would attain my MCSE. I told myself lots of things back then. Stuff like I wouldn’t ever be interested in...

Procedure vs Technique

Procedure and Technique One of the things I do when I workout, or drive alone, is to listen to podcasts. One of the podcasts I subscribe to is the Art of Charm, which they describe themselves as providing social skills training for Top Performers. In short, they talk...