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Pleased to be a Friend of Redgate Again!

Just got my email this morning stating that I’ve been accepted again as a Friend of Redgate for 2015; very honored to be a part of this program again, and excited to continue contributing to the community in this way.

January 23, 2015 · stuart · No Comments
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New blog post on SQL Authority!

Very honored to be today’s guest blogger at Pinal Dave’s blog Journey to SQL Authority; check out my post here: http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2015/01/22/sql-server-the-dba-goes-to-mars-maintenance-architecture-research-and-support-notes-from-the-field-063/

January 22, 2015 · stuart · No Comments
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2014 Year In Review

Finally finding some time to sit down and write this post; of course I’m squeezing it in after work, and before my wife and son come home, so there’s no telling how far I’ll get. This post is probably best treated as a stream of consciousness effort, rather than my usual agonizing over every word. […]

January 8, 2015 · stuart · No Comments
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#SQLPASS – Fluffy Bunnies

I didn’t really have a good name for this post, so I thought I’d just try to pick something as non-offensive as possible.  Everybody likes bunnies, right?  Anyway, the last series of posts that I’ve made regarding the Professional Association for SQL Server has raised a number of questions that I thought I’d strive to […]

October 23, 2014 · stuart · 8 Comments
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#SQLPASS–Data Professionals?

So, in my last post, I described the financial pressures of community building; two companies benefit from building a community organization.  I’ve tried to stay away from assumptions, but I am assuming that their influence must factor into the Board of Directors’ decision making process (Microsoft has a seat on the board; C&C is dependent […]

October 21, 2014 · stuart · 7 Comments
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#SQLPASS–Who’s Making It Rain?

  As promised in my previous post (#SQLPASS–Good people, bad behavior…), I’d like to start diving in to some of the controversies that have cropped up in the last year and critically analyze what I consider to be “bad decisions”.  This first one is complex, so let me try to sum up the players involved […]

October 20, 2014 · stuart · 12 Comments
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What I Wished I’d Known Sooner As A DBA

Mike Walsh has put together an excellent topic for discussion, and I’ve read several responses to this; all of them are great, but most them are a little optimistic for my experiences.  I like to think that most of my friends and peers in the #sqlfamily are happy people, so it’s understandable that their guidance […]

August 28, 2014 · stuart · One Comment
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my amazing life

I don’t often talk about personal stuff on this blog (it’s CODEgumbo; not LIFEgumbo), but a lot’s happened in the last few weeks, so I thought I’d share a bit.  Besides, I was on a roll for blogging for a bit there, and then suddenly stopped; I figured I should at least attempt to explain […]

July 15, 2013 · stuart · 2 Comments
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The 9-month countdown has begun…

So, there it is.  Two little lines, and BANG! I’m going to be a dad again.  It’s been 14 years since I’ve last seen a positive pregnancy test, and I’ve got to tell you, the mixture of excitement and downright panic doesn’t really change.  True, I’ve got a lot more experience under my belt, but […]

November 5, 2012 · stuart · 6 Comments
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My reading list…

OK, so I haven’t blogged in like, forever… (and apparently, I’ve adopted the speech pattern of a teenager from the 80’s while I was away).   Suffice it to say that I’ve been working on a few major projects, and I’ll fill you in on them later.  I did want to pick up the torch again, […]

October 30, 2012 · stuart · One Comment
Posted in: Blogging is FUN!, Book Reviews