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(…)
Last year I wrote an article for SQL Server Pro Magazine on things to avoid when virtualizing SQL Server. I finally got around to putting the article into slide format and posted it to Slideshare. You’re welcome. The full link to the slides is here: http://www.slideshare.net/ThomasLaRock/virtualizing-sql-server-8-things-to-avoid If you find that you have been doing one(…)
In my seven years as a production DBA I can count on one hand the number of times I have needed to restore the master database as a result of a disaster. With over 180 instances of SQL Server in our care I believe that is a large enough sample size making it safe to(…)
This past Monday I watched the Bowl Championship Series title game between the (American-style) football teams from Auburn University and Florida State University. As is my usual custom when watching sports between teams for which I have no rooting interest, I spend time looking for statistics to help me decide where to place my loyalties for(…)
I once bought a car so I could drive to work every day. Not exactly a crazy thing to do as most people own cars for one reason or another. Getting to work each day is as good a reason as any other. I had a specific set of requirements (to get myself to work)(…)