Walk Your Own Path

I enjoy browsing TED talks from time to time. I found this one to hit home for me. The video is about 18 minutes long but worth it in my opinion for this particular quote from the grade school teacher of the speaker (Ben): “Ben lacks sufficient impetus to achieve anything worthwhile.” I suppose we could(…)

HOW TO: Connect To A Windows Azure VM Using SQL Server Management Studio

HOW TO: Connect To A Windows Azure VM Using SQL Server Management Studio

In 2013, right before I was helping to deliver a precon seminar at TechEd on Windows Azure SQL Database, Microsoft made available the ability for customers to use virtual machines running in Windows Azure. This allowed for users to run on-premises version of SQL Server but have the instance hosted in the cloud. The natural(…)

5 More Questions For Interviewing a Database Administrator

5 More Questions For Interviewing a Database Administrator

I’ve written before about interviewing a Database Administrator (DBA) and general hiring techniques. I’ve talked about how an interview should be a conversation, not a trivia contest.   I always describe the interview process as being a lot like being on a blind date. You shouldn’t be looking to stump someone during an interview. Memorization of obscure facts such(…)

Ignore and Add Strife

Ignore and Add Strife

Found this image today and thought “Yeah”. We’ve all been there. We all know that sending one more email is NOT going to solve the issue, and that a phone call is needed. And yet, we never seem to choose the option on the right until the bridge is already on fire.

Observations On a Wife Project

Observations On a Wife Project

I may have found a solution to the Wi-Fi Problem. As with any great discovery the solution was apparent and not unfamiliar to anyone that has time-shared an airplane journey with leisure reading. An underlying complexity to the solution would be the selecting of quality reading materials. Wasting time on an unsuitable choice would be(…)

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