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...

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...

Being a DBA isn’t always Technical

DBA? What? I assume like some others, my IT career was started when a few of us got together to attempt a LAN gaming party. It then evolved into jobs like supporting dialup internet users for GTE and later on as a desktop tech. From there, I moved up to become a Sys...