Tag Archives: career

The Remote DBA

I’ll start this week with a question, which I hope some of you answer in the discussion: would you like to, or do you, work at home the majority of the time? I remember when I worked in a company … Continue reading

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Triple Check Your Restores

I used to work at a nuclear power plant. Not really in the plant, but as a network administrator in the building next door to the plant. Probably a good thing since I struggled to get to work on time … Continue reading

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The RGE

I first heard this little acronym from Grant Fritchey (b | t). He used it when talking about backups and restores, and I like it. However I realize that I’ve never actually noted what it is, so a short blog … Continue reading

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Good Stories

The IT horror stories. Many of us have them. The mistakes, the trials, and frustrations, these seem to be the stories we collect. Many of us have a story of deleting data, forgetting a backup, making a security mistake or … Continue reading

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Great Developers

This editorial was originally publised on March 12, 2012. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. Is a great software developer worth 100 average ones? On one hand I think there are some good arguments that it’s not … Continue reading

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Specialist or Generalist

What would you rather be: a expert specialist in some narrow area of SQL Server or a generalist that’s competent in many areas? The same question could apply to any area of technology, like C# or Windows, or even any … Continue reading

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Get Inspired – SQL Inspire 2011 New York

Coming up next week is the SQL Inspire 2011 event in New York City. It’s an event with a number of SQL Server community speakers that are here to inspire you in your career, your life, and with SQL Server. … Continue reading

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It’s Your Career

It’s your career. It’s something you have to take ownership of and work on. I know that life is busy, and training budgets are tight. That’s one reason we started SQL Saturday; it’s a way to bring a training event … Continue reading

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Build Your Own Event at the PASS Summit

There’s a bunch of stuff scheduled for the PASS Summit next week. You can see some of the events on the After Hours page, but there are a few other events happening during the week as well. Most are private, … Continue reading

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An Awesome Job

I recently watched The 3 As of Awesome with my daughter and loved it. It’s a short talk (17 min) from Neil Pasricha, the author of the 1000 awesome things blog. The talk goes through a roller coaster of emotions, at least for me, with … Continue reading

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