Day 1: Today I was bestowed the honor of writing a data transformation diagram for our current major conversion project to ensure we don’t miss any of the legacy data and have a place for everything in the new system. Apparently the diagrams I’ve written in the past have been deemed “useful”. Sweet! This new … More Musings of a Database Conversion Scribe
The First SQL A parody of the song “The First Noel”. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and so on and so forth…! The first SQL the server did say Could not parse this statement please write it this way. In code where it lay a scanning the heap On a production server I wanted to weep. … More Happy Holidays: The First SQL
Yep! Another one! This is another one of those dratted fun and exciting posts inspired by a co-worker planting a little seed in my brain many months ago. It was fun to write and took a long time. I had no idea the song was THAT long! *sigh* Sadly (depending on your point of view), I have another one … More Can’t Group This
Ever have one of those days when you’re working with a colleague on a database issue and one of you has a fun idea that just takes on a life of it’s own? Well, that’s exactly what happened today while we were doing some actual work. Imagine that! Below is what we came up with for … More SQL Woes from A to Z
These are the hysterical ramblings of a frustrated DBA. Her relentless mission: to upgrade strange old systems, to seek out new projects and bad design specs, to boldly index where no one has indexed before. The Incident at Carmulus DBA’s Log, SELECT GETDATE() as ‘Star Date’. After many weeks of deliberation and preparation, tomorrow marks … More Backups – The Vital Verification
Just another day in the life of a DBA… … More Here I Come to Save the Daaay!
Ever have one of those days when you need to relieve some stress or need an excuse to get your creative juices flowing? Yeah. I had one of those days and I embraced it. It was quite fun, actually. And, yes, I did get some actual work done that day. 🙂 … More Confessions of a Sharepoint Database Server
A fun spin on what we wish we could do when we inherit a database server. You may find some useful information in there somewhere. … More So You Inherited a Database Server…
Get Cozy with SQL at SQL Saturday #104 (i.e. Hot Chocolate for Your Brain)! Join us for our user group’s Holiday Party on December 7th! … More S’More SQL, Please!
It’s time for November’s Meme Monday! This month’s topic is “what is SQLFamily to me?” Here’s what I think in a nut shell. 😉 … More SQL Family: Nuts about SQL