Category Archives: Bad idea Cowboy hat

  1. HAL0004 – I don’t feel well Dave

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    June 29, 2020 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s another HAL! Every once in a while (4 times now) I come up with a terrible terrible idea for …
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  2. The curious case of CHAR(0)

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    November 14, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Over the years I’ve seen quite a few strange things with SQL Server. This one may not have been the …
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  3. Bad Idea Cowboy Hat: Using a foreign key to prevent updates

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    May 20, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    When I decided to rip off of Brent Ozar’s (b/t) Bad Idea Jeans series (yes I asked) I decided that …
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  4. It greatly pleases me to announce, HAL0003!

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    November 23, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I while back as part of a T-SQL Tuesday post I created HAL0001, then later HAL0002 with a long-term goal …
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  5. Tales of a DBA fed up with NOLOCK. Part 1

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    February 16, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    Nov 12, 2014 Dear Diary, They asked for help again. Every now and again everything slows down and they see …
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  6. T-SQL Tuesday #53: Why so serious

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    April 8, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Why so serious? If you ask anyone who knows me they will tell you I’m not a terribly serious person. …
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