I don’t do a lot of work with full text. It’s interesting tech and I wish I used it more. Recently we needed to do a timing run for the full population of a table with about 80 million rows. The dm_fts_index_population views shows the status while it’s populating, but not the estimated completion time […]Read more "Guessing The Completion Time of Full Text Population"
Last year I received a Fitbit Flex as a holiday gift. It’s simple enough to use, the battery life is ok, and it’s reasonably accurate in counting steps – which is what it’s supposed to do. What I found from using is that the counting function wasn’t hugely useful to me. I try to do […]Read more "Fitbit Flex and The Pebble Watch"
The schedule for Orlando Code Camp(being held on March 28, 2015) was just posted. 70 speakers, 78 sessions, and expecting a lot of attendees. I’m excited that I’ll be presenting a talk on SQL Security targeted at developers, and the rest of the track looks good, though I’ll admit I wish we could have two […]Read more "Database/SQL Track at Orlando Code Camp"
One of the conversations I had at SQLSaturday Austin was about Chapters, governance, and edge cases. To really condense and generalize, most Chapters are fairly small in terms of attendances, assets, and revenue. I’d bet it’s a handful or two at most that have bothered to incorporate and without having access to solid numbers, I’ll […]Read more "Thinking on PASS Chapter Elections"
Direct flight from Orlando to Austin is nice Austin airport/rental car setup is nice, easy in and out Have to admit the 80 mph zones speed up the drive from the airport up to Round Rock Event was at the Wingate Hotel & Convention Center. Reasonable at $100 night, nothing fancy. Speaker dinner was at […]Read more "Notes From SQLSaturday #362 in Austin"
Last week oPASS held their January meeting at a wine bar. Before that it was held at a local training institute/college, a restaurant, a different restaurant, a hotel meeting room, I think another restaurant, way back when in my office when I had space, and before that at the local training center. I might have […]Read more "Thoughts on Venue Selection for SQLSaturday and Chapter Meetings"