Not sure how or why this popped into my head (and too late for April Fools!), but it amuses me to think about adding another layer of confusion to the clustered index discussions. Here’s your problem, you don’t have a custard key on that table!Read more "Custard Indexes"
Each year I try to something fun for April 1st, though it’s hard to do well. Trying to be funny without crossing any of the many lines we should respect isn’t the easiest thing. Probably the easy target is self – least likely to complain! Still, sometimes there are general topics that those of you […]Read more "April Fools 2017"
From time to time we all have to examine our path and decide if we need to make adjustments. Looking at the market, I found a lot of reasons why now is the right time to switch to mySQL. Here’s the top five: 5. I’m going to have to learn Linux anyway. 4. I can use […]Read more "Why I’m Changing to MySQLAndy"
It’s still a bit hard to believe that SQL Server will soon run on Linux. If you think back to the early days of SQL 7, 2000, even 2005, who would have bet any money on it ever happening? It was a topic worthy of an April 1 post back then. Now we’ll have a […]Read more "If SQL Server Runs on Linux What’s Left for April Fools Day and A Journey Journey"
I became a SQL guy back in 1998 because the company that hired me used SQL Server. It’s been a good ride and it’s paid the bills, but after 15 years or so it’s time to do something different. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while. Part of it is wanting to run […]Read more "Time to Rebrand"
Back when SQLSaturday was in the #20’s or so I bought SQLHotties.com, thinking it would be good for an April Fools joke to build a mock ‘adult’ site that catered to/featured people from the SQL community. I was at SQLSaturday #33 in Charlotte not long after that, talking with some friends about work and life […]Read more "The Untold Story of SQLHotties.com"
I’m writing this on Wednesday after realizing – with the same dread as when you realize you’ve missed a deadline at work – that I don’t have an idea ready to publish today. Good April Fools pranks take some thought. Looking back at previous attempts maybe I haven’t reached good yet, but the goal is […]Read more "No April Fools This Year"
Ran across this while doing some other reading, SSD Tweaker lets you change a few settings that are supposed to boost (or at least not degrade) performance on an SSD drive. No install, just download and run the exe. Tried it on my laptop and it turned off a few things via the ‘Auto Tweak’, […]Read more "Review: SSD Tweaker"
Found Ninite while browsing a list of efficiency tools on PCWorld.com. It’s a one stop super installer, you run through the menu of available applications (subset shown below) and it builds a single MSI you can download and it is supposed to automatically disable any toolbars or similar that are ‘optional’ items during the install. […]Read more "Review: Ninite"
I’ve been waiting on this for a while, and missed the announcement that it was available, happened to see that Paul Waters had tried it via the weekly digest I get from LinkedIn. It runs on Tour, Curve, and Bold (my current phone). Installed easily enough, and the UI looks a like like a browser. […]Read more "LinkedIn for Blackberry"