Like every DBA, I have customers that are harder to deal with than others, and I have some that are just impossible. Now, I’m not talking about those annoying ones that ask for weird stuff, I’m talking about the ones that [...]
As we found out yesterday there’s more that one way to deal with a customer you think is stupid. And now matter how good or bad Cornhole was is irrelevant because he still had a customer he thought was stupid. So [...]
Well, despite the saga today that you can read about in my other 2 posts (Why can’t voodoo be real? and The stupid have fallen), the day ended fairly well in my last meeting. I’ll give you just a [...]
A friend of mine was in a meeting yesterday and he called me right after because he was upset. Apparently he and someone else had conflicting opinions about how to do something that neither one of them had ever done before… [...]
The DBAs in my area have finally started using their connections through the user group in a way that will actually do them some good. When they get an offer from a company they put the word out to the user [...]
Be careful when you’re complaining about how much advice you get from your DBA because one day he might stop giving it. And that’s not really a scenario anyone wants because it means he’s stopped caring about the systems and [...]
I recently ran across a perfectly delicious situation I wanted to share with you. Someone actually wrote to tell me about this. He just started a new gig and there was massive corruption in one of the dev DBs. He [...]
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