Keeping up with the blog

When in doubt, just answer a tweet I’ll admit, there is so much information out there on SQL, being a DBA, career development, and such that I have a hard time keeping up with it. I find it difficult to keep up with blog posts, twitter, and syndications while...

SQL SPID – The number in parenthesis

You are new to SSMS, or you are veteran…maybe you even forgot, but you keep seeing that number on your query window. You think to yourself, what is that? What does it mean? And how come it never says 1? Dammit…..I want to be number 1…Wait, what damn number is this guy...

Sometimes you just have to shrink

“Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line” In my career, I’ve heard my fair share of the things you’re never suppose to do in it. Never hang up on a caller, never reboot production without lots of communication, never work off of a network...