Building a Twitter-bot RSS Aggregator

January 11, 2017 Andy 0

I hate RSS readers For some reason, about once a year, I go hunting for a new RSS reader so I can keep track of blogs that I like to read.  It’s always the same process: Dig through reviews to find an app that I think … [Read More]

2017 Community Event Calendar (Q1)

January 5, 2017 Andy 0

2017 is off to a busy start! It’s only the first week of the year, and my calendar is already looking pretty busy–4 events in 44 days. Here’s my calendar for the first few months of the year. January January 12, 2017 – Speaking at Fairfield PASS – Shortcuts from … [Read More]

Community Influencer of the Year

December 31, 2016 Andy 1

Last night, I was sitting at home with my husband, when I got an ominous message from Aaron Bertrand (blog|twitter): You up? I’m about to blog about you. You’ve been warned. ~ Aaron Bertrand Uhhh…. OK? It was 10:30 on a Friday night. I was … [Read More]

TSQL Tuesday #85: Backup + Recovery + ☁️

December 13, 2016 Andy 0

It’s T-SQL Tuesday,  the blog party that SQL Server expert Adam Machanic (blog|twitter) started. This month’s episode is hosted by Kenneth Fisher (blog| twitter). The topic: Backup & Recovery Your backups are my bread & butter Backup & recovery are a DBA’s bread & butter. I always tell people that … [Read More]

December SQLSaturdays–DC & Providence, RI

November 4, 2016 Andy 0

Next month, I’ll be speaking at two SQLSaturday events. Washington, DC – #SqlSat574 – December 3, 2016 The DC SQL Saturday was the first SQL Saturday I spoke at–so this one will always be a special event for me. Hopefully, I’ll be able to speak at … [Read More]

T-SQL Tuesday #83: Roundup

October 16, 2016 Andy 1

For this month’s T-SQL Tuesday, I asked people to blog about the same old problems we’ve been dealing with for years. There were some great posts, including a batch of first-time contributors. You’ll notice some overlapping themes as you read through these responses–I think those themes represent some … [Read More]

(Unofficial) PASS Summit 2016 LGBT Meetup

October 12, 2016 Andy 3

PASS Summit has tons of opportunities to meet like-minded folks, in addition to seeing old friends. There are the Women In Tech and Birds of a Feather Luncheons. There is the Community Zone. Friends catch up over coffee and meals. There are vendor parties. There … [Read More]

We’re still dealing with the same problems

October 8, 2016 Andy 0

Back in August, Allan Hirt (blog|twitter) tweeted: In the roughly 25 years of I have been in IT, we're still dealing with the same problems. — Allan Hirt (@SQLHA) August 30, 2016 I had a slow day, so I generated a storm of responses. This month’s T-SQL … [Read More]

Plan Explorer 3.0: More power and completely free

September 8, 2016 Andy 1

Today, SQL Sentry announced the release of Plan Explorer 3.0. There are a few big changes, so let’s dive right in.   Plan Explorer just got free-er Up until now, Plan Explorer was essentially a freemium product. There was the free edition (which was really awesome), … [Read More]

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