Writing Opportunities

October 28, 2010 at 10:00 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

Are you looking for opportunities to show off your elite writing skills and consumate SQL Server knowledge? Want a chance to build up the resume a bit? Are you like me and you have a hard time thinking of ideas to write about? I’ve got a solution for you. There’s a new forum over on SQL Server Central that is all about requests for articles. It’s mostly small stuff, easy one-page articles, a bit more than a blog post but a bit less than a full blown multi-page drill down. Also, if you have ideas for articles that you’d like to see someone write up, you can post them there. You should read the rules about the forum, which aren’t complicated, and then dive in.

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Working the Door

October 14, 2010 at 8:00 am (PASS) (, , )

You know those guys that work the door at clubs, seperating the wheat from the chaff, culling the herd, Choosing the Slain, sifting the gold from the dross, telling the difference between the sheep and the goats, winnowing out the weak, tipping the scales of justice… you know, the guys taking tickets. Well, this year, I get to do that job at the SQL Server Central party at the PASS Summit.

That’s right, I’ve been given absolute power, the keys to the kingdom, control of the list… you get the point. And best of all, while I was offered money, fame, power & women, I bargained for more and I got it. I’ll be wearing one of those nifty Hawaiian shirts (Friday shirts) we always see Steve & Andy sporting. HA! And my wife won’t let me negotiate with used car salesmen. Now I’ll finally get some respect.

Anyway, see you at the SQL Server Central party, opening night at the PASS Summit, right after the official Welcome shindig.

Remember, registration code SSC2010 or $30 at the door.

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SQL Server Central Guest Editorial

October 14, 2009 at 6:40 am (Misc) (, , )

My second guest editorial is up at SQL Server Central. These are fun to do (especially the video) even though they’re a shocking amount of work considering their size. My hat’s off to Steve for churning these out day after day. The man does earn his keep. Anyway, go on over and let me know if you have a favorite character from history that might make a good DBA.

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Editorial on SQL Server Central

September 14, 2009 at 6:46 am (Misc, Tools) (, , , , )

My first one over there. It’s discussing whether or not you should do two things, build your own monitoring tool, come out in particular favor of one tool or suite of tools from a single vendor. Please read it and watch the video. And, even more importantly, leave a comment in the discussion.

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