Blogging Update

I wanted to take a moment to give you some updates on a few things related to this blog.First up, you may have noticed things look a bit different here. The blog has been redesigned. In fact, it's not really a blog anymore. It's a real website that just happens...

42 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To a DBA

As a parent of two soon-to-be-asking-for-the-car-keys tweens, I came across this post the other day and found it struck a chord with me. I've gotten the eye-rolls from my daughter for everything on that list by now. My son is younger but I am certain he will also hit a point where everything on...

14 Things That Didn’t Happen To Me In 2014

It’s that time of year again. The time when we find many “year-2014-in-review” and “what-to-expect-when-you’re-expecting-2015? articles littered about the series of tubes known as the internet. It’s only natural for folks to wax nostalgic as 2014 fades into the sunset one final time.I, however, have never been one to follow the...

Junk Science

"Baby, you believe what you want to believe." - Tom PettyThis past weekend there was a report that the mysterious case of Jack the Ripper had been solved. Not by Scotland Yard, or INTERPOL, or even the Smithsonian Institution.No, the case was solved by an amateur detective and a university...

Happy Sysadmin Day!
Happy Sysadmin Day!

I've said it before but it bears repeating: I work with some amazingly creative people these days.[tentblogger-youtube KnWfHgmTzmU]Happy Sysadmin Day!...

Coffee Perceptions

I've written before about the idea of parallax with regards to your career. But parallax, or perceptions, can be applied to just about anything. Just for some Friday fun, let's think about the different perceptions we can have regarding a cup of coffee.The classic perception, of course, would be "do...