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The Nature of Absurdity

The other night I was adjusting some quorum settings for the WSFC that was underlying a couple of AGs at work. Quorum needed fixing up as we were going to perform a site failover while some network switches were updated on the primary site, and I didn’t want to risk the potential of an outage […]

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Life as a DevOps DBA

A few weeks ago Grant Fritchey (b|t) posted about DevOps, the DBA , and the word “No”. Go ahead and read it, I’ll wait right here. Welcome back. As you’ve just read, Grant ranted a little on the concept that the DBA does nothing but say no to requests, and that people still live the […]

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Changing The Default Email Address In Office 365

Not SQL related today but a good example of PowerShell in action. I recently migrated my personal email over to Office 365 from Microsoft. The migration itself went very smoothly but I ran into an issue where the primary email address on the account was showing with a @sirsql.onmicrosoft.com address instead of @sirsql.net. This seriously […]

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Being Inappropriate At The Summit

Last year Sean & Jen McCown (you might also know them as the Midnight DBAs) put on a little event called “Inappropriate PASS”. It was a smallish gathering of 30 or so folks who wanted to give and watch presentations that were a little on risque side.  There were drinks, noms, curse words a plenty and […]

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How To Interview–A Quick Guide

This post was originally going to be called “Interview Dos and Don’ts” but I didn’t want it to get confused with interviewing on DOS, or to start a grammar war on the use of Do’s or Dos. I had the chance to interview a couple of candidates for a senior developer position today. Each one […]

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