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DBAs@Midnight 6 week roundup

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We’ve been awfully busy these last few weeks, what with holidays and work and whatnot. But that hasn’t stopped us from publishing 8+ new hours of shows and interviews! For your consideration:

We LOVE Mark

10/13/2011. PASS Special: We make sure we talk to Mark Souza (Twitterbio) every year at PASS. If you don’t know who Mark is, he’s in charge of several groups at MS including SQL MVP and SQLCAT. He even founded both of those programs. So yeah, he’s not only a big deal, but he worships us and does whatever we say.

Itzik Rules

10/13/2011. PASS Special: What can I say… every time we talk to Itzik (Twitter, web), he shows us why he’s one of the best. He’s so composed, and such an experienced teacher, that we both just sit there in awe. Itzik really is the man and we got him for you again.

It’s Being Mailed

12/2/2011. This was such a fun week. We talked about a ridiculous sa password breech, answered a great question from viewer email, a silly query problem, and much more. We had a good time.


12/9/2011. This is a special election episode. We have 2 guests campaigning tonight. We have one trying to go up into space, and on trying to get on the PASS board. And we also talk about critical stop madness and an excellent discussion on resumes.

Bring in the Nerds

12/16/2011. A fabulous show this week. We have Denny Cherry, and we use him to talk about the new SOPA bill debates going on in congress right now. We’re also big fans of his security book. Come join the fun, but remember, when Denny’s in the house language goes out the window.

Xmas Special

12/23/2011.  This is a xmas blowout like no other. We have our Itzik tree and we do an elf interview as well as some very naughty gifts to exchange. This is probably one of our more vulgar episodes, so be prepared for some bad language. It’s all good clean fun though so come have a xmas ball with us.

DBAs of Our Lives

12/30/2011. It’s New Year’s Eve and we’re having some fun. We’ve got a big puppet show, a good rant, and a couple awards. Show notes: http://www.midnightdba.com/Groupies/?p=731

Forced Reboot

1/6/2012. This week brings a fabulous interview skit, a nice rant, and a discussion on MVP awards. We also talk about another bad vendor call and much more. This is our first show of the year so we’re kicking it off strong.

Happy days,
Jen McCown

P.S. Yes, I know the durn iTunes feed isn’t updated yet. I KNOW, I KNOW. You honestly wouldn’t believe the ridiculous technical issues that have gotten in the way, so I won’t even try to explain. -J

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