Recently I was participating in a round of storage rearranging with a client (aka the storage dance) which consisted of temporarily moving the log files to a different drive and verifying the original drive was empty, then handing it over to the network team to remove that drive, add space to the data drive, and […]
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It’s that time of year again, actually a little earlier than in previous years as we’ll be holding our fifth annual event this year on September, 24, 2011, at Seminole State College in Lake Mary, FL. We’re moving to a new building this year as well, the Partnership Center. It’s a brand new building, larger […]
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One of the benefits of experience is that you can see problems coming, that doesn’t mean you have enough experience to avoid the problem altogether! That’s been the case for me over the past 6 months or so. I elected to make some changes in my work life at the same time I had serious […]
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It’s been almost two weeks since we wrapped up our first SQLRally, and in some ways it hasn’t quite sunk in that it’s done, and done successfully. It was a long project, one that started with the PASS Board of Directors wanting to do more to serve our members, especially those on the East coast. […]
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A few weeks back I was on a short trip with my family and as some trips go, it had been mildly chaotic getting out of the house, with the crest of the chaos being the moment when we had been on the road close to an hour and I realized – you’ll appreciate this […]
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Just in case you didn’t catch the news yesterday on Twitter, the PASS blog, or via the PASS Connector, we announced that the 2013 Summit will be held in Charlotte, NC. It’s a decision that has been a couple years in the making, with the final discussions beginning early this year with an appraisal of […]
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Our last day went well, even extremely well. By day 2 (or day 3 if you attended a seminar) everyone knows where everything is at and it all just flows well. It was a busy day for me, several meetings about SQLRally 2012 and a lot of conversations with people I don’t see often enough, […]
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Everything went well on Thursday. No major delays at check-in was a good start, and everything going according to plan. We had one speaker cancellation, but we had a reserve list and Jack Corbett was able to pick a speaker to fill the gap easily. Everything has just been…smooth. Nice when it goes that way. […]
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