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Welcome to the Voice of the DBA, thoughts from Steve Jones on databases, SQL Server, and life.

May 31, 2017

In all my years of working with data, there's one think I've learned: it always grow. Over the years, I've gone from having to store data in these sizes:

  • A few KB on cassette tapes as a middle school kid
  • Using 360k floppies to 720k for programming, then 1.44MB to 100MB ZIP drives to 600MB CDs to 4GB DVDs
  • 10MB HDDs...


May 25, 2017

There are running jokes about how Amazon Alexa and Google Home are susceptible to visitors in your home. It's become a bit of test from some geeks who will walk in your house and call "Hey, Alexa" out loud to see if you have a device that's available. I even had an accidental Siri activation while recording some...