Hey, everyone. I wanted to let you know that I’ll be attending and sponsoring SQL Saturday Atlanta on May 18. Organizers expect huge attendance, so if you’re on the fence, register now before they fill up. If you happen to see me in the halls, come by and say hello. I might have a giveaway, … Continue reading Sponsoring SQL Saturday Atlanta May 18
In anticipation of the July 1, 2018 change wherein Chrome v68 will start red-flagging any website that is not 100% SSL secured, I have set up an SSL certificate on http://www.sqljuju.com. And, I have configured Cloudflare as a DDoS and security barrier. It was remarkably simple; the biggest effort was changing a few settings in … Continue reading Now powered by Cloudflare and SSL!
It’s been about two years since I posted a blog, and during that time I have learned quite a bit – on the surface, anyway – most larger topics require two years to gain any real proficiency. Some of these include: Amazon AWS – Starting at zero, I had to learn terminology first. Concepts were … Continue reading Learn, Learn, Learn
I recently upgraded my laptop hard disk and in the process discovered either a feature or bug, regardless, an undesired outcome. Microsoft OneDrive (was SkyDrive) deleted two files without notifying or asking me. Here’s the sequence. 1) Backed up my entire disk using Disk Mode on Acronis TrueImage 2013. This preserves system and hidden … Continue reading OneDrive Deletes Local Files
Happy Pi Day 2015! This is the one time in a century that in many countries (those using date format MM/DD/YY) the date and time match the first 10 digits of Pi. (3.141592653) Here’s a post from USA Today regarding today’s celebration, including video from kids who have memorized quite a few digits. … Continue reading Happy Pi Day 2015!
In the spirit of Cyber Monday, I would like to introduce myself to the world and offer the public a 50% discount on my consulting services for short-term after-hours engagements. I will extend this offer for one week – any new contracts started through Sunday December 8 will get the discount for up to 20 … Continue reading Cyber Monday
In a completely bizarre left-field move, Microsoft has just announced the termination of the Advanced Certifications including Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft Certified Solutions Master, and Microsoft Certified Architect. These are certifications that require months to years of study well above any other certification, and include a lab and in some cases $18,000 of onsite training. … Continue reading Microsoft Certified Mayhem
Today is March 31, World Backup Day. http://www.worldbackupday.com/ This year, World Backup Day is also Easter. What do these days have in common? Resurrection. Think about it. You’ve probably heard someone tell you to back up your home PC or your servers. If you’re like most people, you’ve ignored that advice – you’ll get to … Continue reading World Backup Day
I have to admit, I felt a bit like I did during my senior year of high school when I read the words, “You have been ACCEPTED to speak at SQL Saturday #150 Baton Rouge!” This is my first time submitting a session to a “real” event… previously I’ve spoken in front of coworkers at … Continue reading “You Have Been ACCEPTED!”
This past Saturday was the first time I’ve organized a SQL Saturday, and it spawned a number of other firsts. Each of them presented its own challenges and benefits, and while I was exhausted for days afterwards, I would not hesitate to repeat the experience. Organizing the event involved coordinating venue, sponsors, food and drink … Continue reading SQL Saturday #132 – Pensacola 2012