Tag Archives: Poll

Changing the Past

A few years ago my accountant caught a mistake in one of our tax returns. This was during the next year’s filing and so we had to amend to previous return, filing against almost two years later to correct an … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged ,

Shrinking Databases

Every time you shrink a database, an angel gets its wings torn off. Or Paul Randal feels a disturbance in The Force. In other words, don’t do it. But people continually do shrink databases. Despite the constant advice and guidance … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged , ,

Coding With Music

Lots of developers use headphones and music at work, though I think corporate life in cubes encourages this, just to block out the distractions. When the walls of your office stop at the 5 foot level, you might need all … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged ,

Little Devices

It seems that I get more and more done with my smartphone all the time. I find myself responding to lots of emails, having text or Twitter conversations, taking pictures, reading, even making notes on my iPhone. I can’t imagine … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged , ,

More Triggers

In the old days of T-SQL, back when we wrote “CREATE TRIGGER …. FOR INSERT” we could only have one insert/update/delete trigger for each table. Eventually SQL Server allowed us to have multiple triggers, and even have some control over … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged , , ,

Enterprise Management

One of the things that I’ve had to do in my career is manage large numbers of servers. There was a time when two of us managed several hundred instances of SQL Server, and managed to do it very well … Continue reading

Posted in Editorial | Tagged , ,