For the past year or so I’ve hosted this blog at Godaddy using their web hosting service. It took a little getting used to compared to having a full server, but overall it worked well enough. Performance has been up and down, ranging from ok to terrible, which I’d guess is a combination of being […]
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Ever say “one more minute” while working on something and then realize 30 minutes have gone by? My daughter has caught on to this – during a recent trip to the bookstore she wanted me to come look at something and I said “one more minute”. How long is a minute she asked? I said […]
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I went 30 miles south last night for the first meeting of the year. Extra good night because I was taking someone with me for their first MagicPass meeting! Meeting went well, enjoyed the open floor time and also the idea of having a topic to discuss during the dinner break. Thanks to Bradley Ball […]
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Email them, call them, instant message them – pick your preferred method, and send a message that says “I think you’d be a great candidate for the PASS Board this year”. Add to if you will, but start the conversation. Remember that we all struggle to know when and if we’re ready for a challenge, […]
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This past weekend I was doing some early Spring cleaning and decided it was time to throw out two old servers. Still working, but long past their prime – purchased in 2006. They are sturdy boxes as far as construction, something I noticed as I was carrying them to the door to put out for […]
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Here are some of the questions I ask when someone is thinking about running for the Board: Are you eligible? Read the application. Do you have meet all the requirements? Can you get credible letters of recommendation to support the application?Willing to put in the 2+ hours to fill it out? Do you have the […]
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I was a bit sad to see that Google bought Nest. I like upstarts that see a problem and solve it. I’m highly in favor of them profiting from doing so. I just don’t want to see Google (or Microsoft, or Apple, or Facebook, or Amazon) buy them all up. I wouldn’t have turned down […]
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I know it’s only January, but if you’re at all considering being a candidate you need to get going now. You need time to figure if you’re eligible, qualified, and have the time and energy for a campaign and then two years of service. You might note that I left out determining if you’re electable, […]
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My first webinar of the year! I’m joining forces with the GreenSQL and MSSQLTips to present Security, Compliance, and SQL Server on January 29th at 3pm Eastern. I’ll be talking about how to work with/understand the Security and Compliance teams – what drives them, what they hope to accomplish, and why they sometimes ask you […]
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First meeting of the year with Bradley Ball presenting Locking, Blocking, Latches, Deadlocks, and Spinlocks. Let them know you’ll be attending by registering at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/magicpass-january-2014-meeting-registration-10105352381?ref=website.
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