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It has been a while since my last post, and for that I apologize. Things have been hectic...

I was reviewing a manual the other day prior to an upcoming installation. I have leafed through enough of these manuals in my career to spot the good from the bad, and while this particular one still awaits classification, I thought I might rant a bit about some of the...

A while back I received an email from a developer who needed to access several databases on a server because not having access was a 'wall to his productivity'. Well, I am not about to stand in anyone's way of being productive, so we worked on getting him the access...

Today is the final day for the PASS 2006 Community Summit, and I am quite tired. Still, I am up early and heading over to meet with some of the best DBA’s in the world to discuss an idea that Bill Wunder has regarding an open source initiative. In a...

After a few hours of much needed rest, day two has kicked off. I was invited to a vendor breakfast which made me feel special. I looked forward to having something different, other than the regular banana bread, mixed fruit, muffins, and croissants that have made up every breakfast to...

Well, here we go. The first full day of the conference is in swing, and I have four sessions to attend, along with some additional duties to handle as a PASS volunteer. This is one of the longer days, and I ended up being involved in activities for about seventeen...