During the Mastering Query Tuning class, we went offtopic a few times during the breaks, so I’m sharing the videos here because they’re amusing. I leave these as open to the public because it gives you a feel for what the class breaks are like, and the quality of the audio & video of my classes.

About how I handle clients that ask me to review 3rd party applications where we can’t change the code:

About how you take notes during class (and it turns out most of you don’t!):

About that time I found 174 indexes on a production table:

Why they weren’t doing backups:

Who are the Mastering classes for, developers or DBAs?