Get User In Reporting Services is my newest question to be published at SQLServerCentral.com as a “Question of the Day”. Interestingly so far 71% of people are getting one of the three correct answers, but 84% are also picking the same wrong answer. Can you figure it out?Read more "Get User In Reporting Services-Question of the Day"
Last week Ebay announced that some accounts were compromised, including passwords with as yet unstated encryption. Those who aren’t tech savvy here “encryption” and think “well, then I’m ok”. Maybe yes, may no. The problem is that if they break the encryption they will immediately try to plug that password into hundreds of sites. The […]Read more "It’s Time to End Password Reuse"
Meetup.com did refund my $19, good! Team oPASS added SQLSaturday #318 to their calendar, you can see it here, or here’s a part of it: My previous post has the first flyer design, sent that out for feedback, and saw the second one was stalled waiting for feedback from me, so sent that […]Read more "Building The SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan–Part 12"
Just received the first flyer design – thoughts?Read more "Building The SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan–Part 11"
Here’s a SQL error you might get: not able to access the database “SomeDB” under the current security context. If you don’t know what the error means (and none of us will understand all the errors we see), you copy/paste it into the search engine of your choice and hope that the “someDB” part doesn’t […]Read more "Wishing For Error Messages That Are Good Search Terms"
My experiment with Meetup.com hasn’t worked out well so far. I set up the event site and sent it around to the group for discussion, but the next day I had an email from Meetup stating that the event didn’t meet their guidelines because it was a one time event. I modified the meet up […]Read more "Building The SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan–Part 10"
One of the things I’m trying to do now is include a link to a blog(ger) in the explanation. That might be because they wrote something that inspired me to write a question (such as http://www.statisticsparser.com/) or because they wrote something that adds value to the topic, something over and above (or just better) than […]Read more "Writing A Question Of the Day–More Notes"
Over the past few months there have been a handful of times when I had to fix a security problem by granting connect to the user. It wasn’t a big deal so I put it on the ‘figure out later’ list. Today it happened again and I had some time, so I took a deeper […]Read more "An Sp_addrolemember Gotcha"
I just finished up the short and not very painful application to be a candidate for the NomCom this year. Hoping there is a lot of competition for the seats, a good NomCom selection process is a great way to kick off election season.Read more "Submitted My Application For the 2014 PASS Nominating Committee"
I’ve heard more than once that Meetup.com is a good way to reach new people so we’re looking at how to use it effectively and that’s not clear yet. The challenge is that Meetup feels like the destination rather than a pointer to the final event site. That makes sense for a lot of informal […]Read more "Building The SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan–Part 9"