Apathy – The Underpaid Conundrum

In the third post in the Apathy series we’ll be digging deeper in to the thought that you might not be getting paid what you are worth. This can be a big concern for a lot of people (in particular in the U.S.) as there is always a feeling that you should be earning more, and […]

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Apathy, or something like it

Do you ever have those days where nothing seems right? Where the things that usually get you going at work just aren’t? Maybe a few days when, instead of being excited about the new shiny, you are bereft of any interest in it. If any of this is true then you may be suffering from […]

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Enabling IFI on Setup in SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 has added a couple of nice new options to the setup experience. First they added the ability to have multiple tempdb files on install, a nice time saver for later. And now, with CTP 3.0 they have added the ability to enable IFI on install. What is IFI, and how do I […]

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BCP and Code Page Fun

Quick, what’s the fastest and easiest way to get data out of a SQL Server table? Time’s up. It’s BCP. If you aren’t familiar with BCP it is a command line utility to bulk copy data out of, and in to tables. It has been around for donkeys years (technical term), and while it doesn’t […]

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