Earlier today, Thomas LaRock (Blog | @SQLRockstar) tagged me for his Meme Monday post. The question for today is: how many things can go wrong with a database server that are NOT related to a disk drive? Here are my 9 items… Unchecked parallelism Unmanaged security Code that works, not performs Disbelief in clustered indexes … Continue reading Meme Monday – "I got 99 problems but a disk ain't one"
A while back, I noticed that Paul Randal (on twitter as @paulrandal) had started a new blog meme on three events that brought their life to where it is today. I’ve skipped a lot the past year’s memes due to time constraints but thought I’d chime in on this one and have a go at … Continue reading My Three Events
Continuing this thread, I was tagged by Rob Boek to post about my first computer and and favorite games. The first computer that I had access to was a Commodore 64 that my dad purchased when I was probably about 10 years old. That thing was awesome! We had it all -- the monitor, keyboard, … Continue reading My First Computer and Favorite Old Games (OT)
Last week I was tagged by Jason Massie to write up a few things I wish I knew as a Junior DBA. The tagging was started by Mike Walsh a couple weeks back and has been making the rounds. Without much ado, here are some things that I’ve learned through the years that I’d wished … Continue reading Things you Know Now…