Professional Development

Today Turns 10 Years Old

Happy birthday to my first post from May 7, 2002. circa 2001 1,782 posts and over 12,000 comments later, I feel like I’m still winging it, but it’s time to stop and think about the lessons I’ve learned over the last decade.  This web site has turned into a consulting company that supports three…
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From a trip to DC

What 2012 Work Scares You?

Right now, this very moment, there’s an ugly piece of work tapping on your shoulder – and I don’t mean your boss. Or bacon. Bacon works too. You agreed to do it months ago during the 2012 planning sessions, but you never really expected January 2012 to arrive.  Now that it’s here, you’re starting to…
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Consulting Lines: SQL Server Needs a Dog

SQL Server isn’t lonely, but it needs a dog.  In today’s Consulting Lines series post, I’ll share my very favorite consulting line of all – one that makes people laugh while illustrating a point. The Situation: Bob the Button Basher My Blitz script helps me quickly spot SQL Server settings that have been changed from…
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3 SQL Server Book Review Short Takes

Here’s what I’ve been reading lately on the SQL Server front.  I’d like to thank all three authors and publishers for providing these books for review. Securing SQL Server by Denny Cherry Paperback – Kindle Denny’s a jack of all trades, and a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server to boot.  I’ve had the pleasure…
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