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23 Pieces of News and Fluffery (Feb 9-15)

I have a news segment on DBAs@Midnight (our live weekly webshow, tune in tonight at 11pm Central time), but there’s no way I can get to everything that’s happened in the last few days! So, here’s your weekly news update.

Actual News

CISPA is back, as I mentioned on Tuesday.

@MidnightDBA: Great. CISPA 2 be reintroduced tomorrow, & the President’s talking about executive orders re: web privacy. Time to pay attention again.

@whitehouse President Obama: “Earlier today, I signed a new executive order that will strengthen our cyber defenses.” #SOTU

The State of the Union happened Wednesday. Many things were covered, but we noted that technology got a lot of air time from the President. GOOD! (Here is Scientific American’s coverage of the SOTU tech points.) What you might NOT know is that on Thursday there was a STEM State of the Union.

@datachick If anyone has doubted that 2013 is going to be the year of the nerd, you lost. #SOTU

@hmason  Twitter is like MST3K for everything. #sotu

Bill Gates did an AMA on Reddit this week @slashdot Bill Gates talks databases, open software on Reddit AMA (SlashCloud) https://t.co/PUOarAZs

Good Reads

Products and Events

  • @SQL_Sentry New #PlanExplorer now available! …upload & share #SQL execution plans! http://bit.ly/PE_V2
  • @DevNambi #SqlAgainstHumanity is now for sale, https://t.co/tvJso2z4 . All proceeds ($1/game) are donated to charity. /cc @buckwoody @MidnightDBA
  • @SQLCruise Huge SQL Cruise News http://bit.ly/Yh1Iuf   New Training Event: SQ
  • @spolsky  I’ll be at Out in Tech NYC – social event for gay techies – March 6th – lmk if you’re going! http://outintech.com
  • @lifehacker Docracy Terms of Service Tracker is an easy way to keep up to date with changes to privacy policies and ToS: http://lifehac.kr/myvd8xh

Fluffery, Etc.

  • @lunivore  It’s only a “deadline” if your project will die failing to meet it. Otherwise it’s just a sadline. I’m going to call them that from now on.
  • @sqldba Today’s “I want it all” DBA job post – SQLServer 2000/2005/2008/2012, T-SQL,OLTP, OLAP, Reporting Services, DTS,SSIS: bit.ly/U9X6bg
  • @mnDBA I win the “you can’t make this up” prize for the day. Found: one rogue SQL2K box with a DB named “Server Database SQL”! #Awesome
  •  @sqljoe Storage failures are not fun. Possibly all development for current week lost at current client. Tip: have a DR plan for Dev as well !
  •  @mikehillwig I really shouldn’t write e-mails when I’m in a bitchy mood.
  • @greeleygeek I think “Change Control” is an inherently broken concept, especially when change needs to happen all the time and immediately. #justsayin
  • @Tim_Mitchell Is a stored procedure aware of its own name? I’m hoping to log sproc executions with a generic piece of code in each sproc #sqlhelp
  • @AdamMachanic A vendor just e-mailed me about its “kiss ass support team.” Double-check those e-mails, people!

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. Chris Nelson says:

    Data.gov is a wonderful gateway to huge variety of interesting and real data sets. I’m a big advocate of open data and using it in training and demo’s. Adventureworks is fine for the basics, but using real data while teaching yourself SSIS is a blast. Working on some blog posst on this subject, but life keeps getting in the way…

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