14 Things Sysadmins Can Learn From an Elf

Last night it occurred to me how many lessons there are in the movie Elf for DBAs and sysadmins in general. So I decided to write a quick holiday post today using quotes from the movie. As always, you're welcome. ...

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...