I wrote Only as Good as Your Auditor for SQLServerCentral because its something I’ve explained to people over and over again. For most of us in IT audits are something we tolerate and try to get done as quickly as we can, a test to pass, and because of that we don’t get to see […]Read more "Only as Good as Your Auditor"
How often is cost the deciding factor in the case of Windows vs Linux? And what if cost wasn’t a factor (noting that Linux isn’t “free” if you’re paying a support agreement)? If you look at cloud offerings Linux has an advantage in pricing because its, if not free, considerably cheaper. I wonder how many […]Read more "Would You Still Love Linux If Windows Was Free?"
I think the topic of whether log data belongs in a table or a file would be a great one for a debate format. I think its one of my better editorial efforts because most people will already have an opinion on which is correct/better and will be curious to see if the writing and the […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Does Log Data Belong in a Table or a File?"
A Visit to Microsoft was posted back in August and I just re-read it. Here’s a quote that might interest you: As a working DBA I heard two things that seemed very positive (not counting the new features and improvements of course). One was that Microsoft sees the ability to offer both cloud and physical options […]Read more "SSC Editorial: A Visit to Microsoft"
I won’t say never, but it’s unlikely I’d move for a job – my roots are here in Orlando and I like it that way, but things change, and certainly there are other points of view on the risk/reward calculation. I was struck by the comment that this is a “first world problem” which is […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Would You Move for a Job?"
Is Powershell intimidating? It’s an interesting question, though perhaps unfair – TSQL can be intimidating when you first start out too. I think we forget that sometimes, that learning something new can be scary, painful (and fun, and exhilarating). And of course today MS announced Bash is coming to Windows. Choices are good. Choices are […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Is Powershell Intimidating?"
Is being on time important? I think that might be a revealing interview question. The answer might or might not be a deal breaker depending on the hiring manager or the culture, but just hearing how they answer offers some interesting insight into how they see the world. The comments on the editorial seemed mostly in favor […]Read more "SSC Editorial: On Time, or Not"