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Many thanks to Microsoft SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard (blog | twitter) for conducting a series of interviews of prominent SQL Server types, including me. The interview found here.
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Brent Ozar (blog | twitter) and I did an interview with TechTarget’s Brendan Cournoyer at last summer's Tech-Ed, which as turned into a podcast titled “Cloud efforts advance, SQL Server evolves.” The podcast covers all the major trends at the conference (like BI), virtualization features in Quest’s products (like Spotlight), Brent’s new book ...
Pardon me, sir. Do I have a dog in this fight?
Do I have a dog in this Fight? If I did, it'd be the Warner Brothers Barnyard Dog.
After my term of service on the PASS board of directors ended in
December of 2009, I fully intended to stay far, far out of the way.
It's an intention that I've largely been able to fulfill,excluding the ...
The Modern Language Association
hasn't made up all the new rules yet to govern how one blogger should
reverence, er, reference another in their blog posts. But they
should! Let's get that ball rolling for them.
I'm not exactly
sure who started this format, but it's my favorite. When writing a
Notice the bluetooth ear piece fashion faux pas? Yes, she's truly a geek. I'm happy to report that Barbie is now a cognizeti, a digerati, ... yes even an IT Professional! This year's new Barbie is Computer Engineer Barbie.
Several months back, I encouraged all my friends and followers on Twitter to vote for the IT job
for Barbie in Mattel's ...
In my regular professional development column for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), Plays Well With Others, check out my latest post on dealing with micromanagers.Those TPS reports are due at 3:30 pm sharp, Mister!If
you've ever dealt with a manager who questioned your every move,
hijacked meetings, nit-picked over ...
David Straithairn as the great Edward R. Murrow in the 2005 film ''Good Night and Good Luck''Journalists are important. In my opinion, they're very important.
The best journalists, like Old Testament prophets, speak truth to power
and reveal the ugly dirt behind the pretty and public veneer of
society. Their very presence foils ...
Whiners and Whingers Get Wedgies
Yes, I deserve a Wedgie
There I was, just a couple weeks back, whining that I wasn't getting
tagged by friends when a new meme comes out. Sure enough, when my
friend, Paul Randal (blog | twitter),
starts a new meme with me as one of the first handful of people tagged,
it's taken me a full ten days to ...
NOT A WHINER
I've been really intrigued by a meme making the rounds of the
blogsphere concerning goals for the coming year and picking a theme
word, rather than the usual New Year's resolution.
Et tu, BrentO?As with all memes, they start with a blogger picking the topic of discussion (in this case, Tara Hunt at HPC) and was picked up by my ...
Before I jump onto the Goals and Themeword meme started by my buddy, Thomas LaRock (blog | twitter),
I decided I'd spend a few minutes looking back on both the year 2009.
(From a personal standpoint, the 00's were my most difficult decade
yet. Major problems of every stripe beset me on all sides and with
alarming frequency throughout ...