Monthly Archives: October 2016

  1. The Halloween Problem


    October 31, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    DBA: Help me! Help me! It’s Halloween! I have a problem! Oh won’t you please help me! Ok, so that’s …
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  2. It’s a small world


    October 26, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    As I write this we are packing to leave for Disney World, where my family and I will spend close …
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  3. Synchronous vs Asynchronous


    October 24, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    You’ll hear these terms thrown around in programming all the time, but what do they mean and why do we …
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  4. Installing SQLCMD


    October 19, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    For anyone who wasn’t aware SQLCMD is a command line tool for running T-SQL statements and scripts. Before anyone says …
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  5. Using Snippets

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    October 17, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    A while ago I talked about Templates. This is an easy way to get a, well, template of a piece …
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  6. Too many indexes!


    October 13, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Indexes are great. They speed up our queries. In fact, without them relational database systems wouldn’t work. Different indexes work …
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  7. If backups are taken in silence can a recovery still take place?


    October 11, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    My friend Andy Mallon (b/t) is hosting T-SQL Tuesday this month. In case you aren’t aware T-SQL Tuesday is a …
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  8. Floor, Round, and Ceiling


    October 5, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I saw an interesting question today about rounding. Specifically they always wanted to round down. Now as it happens that …
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  9. Becoming a Microsoft MVP


    October 3, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was awarded the Microsoft MVP (data platform) award on Saturday. On the four days a year (one per quarter) …
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