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A New Look

I was browsing around the Internet recently, collecting links for Database Weekly when I came to Michael J Swart’s blog. I love Michael’s writing and drawing. On a whim, I asked if he’d do an avatar. He agreed, and sent … Continue reading

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A Lifetime of Software

This editorial was originally published on April 27, 2012. It is being re-run as Steve is out of town. I’ve been working with computers and software for most of my life, but it’s been a career for a couple of … Continue reading

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Promoting Engineers

This editorial was originally published on May 1, 2012. It is being re-run as Steve is at SQL Bits. Never, ever promote your best salesperson. That’s the advice that Scott Horowitz got from his father. He talks a little about how … Continue reading

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How Much Can You Learn?

One of the things we’ve tried to do at SQLServerCentral is provide a way for SQL Server professionals to continue to learn more about the platform over time. Andy Warren and I have debated how to best do this over … Continue reading

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No Overtime

This editorial was originally published on Dec 5, 2011. It is being re-run as Steve is out of town. It’s been a long time since I received overtime at any job. Most of my IT work has been with a … Continue reading

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Examining SQL Server 2016

SQL Sever 2016 is getting close to release. The updates are coming fast and furious, causing issues in some cases as many people look to test the new features in different environments. Personally, I’m struggling a bit to determine which … Continue reading

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The Matrix

Do you want the red pill or the blue one? Many of us know the famous scene in The Matrix where Neo decides if he will come out of his dream. We also see the exciting moments in the movie … Continue reading

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Culture and Performance

Most people in management seem to believe that culture matters in a company. I know some don’t, and I’ve worked for a few of those people, whichi s never an enjoyable experience. As the world seems to change to more … Continue reading

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DeveloperBall

I’ve been fascinated by Moneyball and the efforts made in sports to assemble good teams using data more than opinions. I used to think about baseball more, but lately I’ve been intrigued by American football. There are challenges in assembling a team, … Continue reading

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Crafting Your Resume

Your resume of CV is often the first glance that a hiring manager gets about your career. Even if you’ve been recommended by a friend or current employee, often a manager requires some summary of who you as a few … Continue reading

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