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

Sep 29, 2017

Star Trek Discovery premiered this past week as a new entry in the Star Trek series that has been a part of my life since I was a kid. I was enamored with the idea of exploring the stars, meeting new civilizations while maintaining a strong ethical stance about not interfering with their development. The idea...


Sep 28, 2017

For nearly half of my life, I've looked forward to new versions of SQL Server. At first I was just hoping to see SQL Server run on a stable OS, as the OS/2 1v.3 was my original installation. That system couldn't run 12 hours without someone restarting it, and the upgrade to SQL 4.2b and OS/2 2.1 was welcome. That...


Sep 26, 2017

When I was learning how to work with computers early in life, I ran across various documentation and writings that would liken the root account to being a god on the system. Over the years, I've seen other articles that note will describe "God mode" in various software systems. There have even been science fiction...


Sep 25, 2017

The job as a DBA is the job. That's been my view for a long time, which is why I am always concerned about the staff when I interview. The people I work with make the job good or bad. I can always handle the job, which is often very similar in many organizations. I might do more tuning in one place, or...


Sep 22, 2017

I've been reading about and watching some of the experiments that people are conducting with Cortana and other types of devices. I'm not quite sure what I think, though I would like to experiment with Cortana at some point and see how useful a computer assistant might be. I have tried to make notes of ideas that I...