Over the years when a performance problem comes up there is always some speculation that it’s a network issue and not the database (can’t be us!). I always ask a few quick questions to see if I can see a reason to pursue the network angle: Is the problem affecting multiple database servers? Is the […]Read more "Sometimes It IS The Network"
Must read blog: Sacha Chua. Lots of info on going solo, being productive, sketch noting. Related, if you’re trying to manage life and focus and progress, take a look at QuantifiedSelf.com Don’t tell people they can borrow your tow truck The Generals is a look at the evolution of the US Army as far as relieving […]Read more "Miscellaneous Reading for July 2013"
Based on a bit of luck/happenstance I’ve been able to stretch my summer vacation to two months. I had planned to take a few weeks off to reflect on life and think about where I should be focusing (and I have done a lot of that), but the chance to take the summer off with […]Read more "A Long Summer Vacation"
First time event in Cocoa Beach went really well! Speaker dinner well attended Friday night at Florida’s Seafood Quite a few out of town speakers, and it seemed like more speakers brought their families. Having the event at a hotel on the beach certainly made it What are the odds – the speaker shirt (red […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday #231"
PASS is accepting candidate applications for the 2013 election through August 7th, 2013. Later this year we – the PASS membership – will be voting to fill three seats on the Board. To have a good election we need a great selection of candidates. I hope for a slate of candidates so good that we […]Read more "Encourage Someone You Respect To Run For The PASS Board of Directors"
I’m leaving mid-morning today to drive to Cocoa with my family for a beach weekend and SQLSaturday #231. I’ll be presenting PCI for the SQL DBA and I’m really looking forward to it. I did a virtual presentation of it earlier this month and it ran long, so I’ve made some adjustments and can’t wait […]Read more "Headed to Cocoa for SQLSaturday #231"
I’ll try to write more about these over the next couple months, but I wanted to write down a quick reference for those that have to deal with storing credit card numbers. These rules cover the basics – the full topic of protecting card data is easily a book or two. These are my rules, […]Read more "The SQLAndy Rules for Storing Credit Card Numbers"