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(…)
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(…)
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(…)
QR codes kill kittens. Don’t take my word for it though. Take the word of the man who literally wrote the book on kitten-killing QR codes. And yet, despite all of the evidence contained in the book about how QR codes are misused I continue to see them being misused. The other day a friend of mine told me about how(…)
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.
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(…)