“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:2-4; NIV) What on earth is James talking about? Consider it joy when… Continue reading Consider It Pure Joy
As you probably know, there is a server configuration option called “optimize for ad hoc workloads”. For more details on that option check out the MSDN article. The real question is, how do I know the extent to which my environment uses AdHoc queries? Well, as usual there is a DMV for that. Use the… Continue reading Is Optimizing for AdHoc Queries Worth It?
So, here’s the deal. You’ve got Change Data Capture going in your environment and want to move your database to an Availability Group on SQL Server 2012. That’s great, lots of advantages there. But what happens to CDC when your database fails over to a different node? Since the capture process runs through SQL Agent… Continue reading Managing CDC Jobs on an Availability Group
Over the last year or so I’ve been getting more into web hosting for myself and friends. Below are the solutions I’ve chosen to use and I would recommend them to anyone. Name.com: This is the site I’m using both to register my domain and to host the site. They are easy to use, affordable,… Continue reading Web Hosting Tools
My opinion of Windows 8 after using it for a bit: I think it will work well for personal machines. I’m going back to Windows 7 on my work laptop. In our case the apps we use just aren’t compatible enough with it yet and the interface doesn’t yield itself to higher work efficiency. Evaluate… Continue reading Windows 8 Evaluation
When they introduced the ribbon menu in Office 2007 it seemed like both the best and worst idea ever. While it provides a more simple approach to those new to Office it is infuriating for us that had the old style down to a science. Many of us did not feel like learning an entirely… Continue reading Curb Your Office Toolbar Fury
I recently decided to go back to Verizon from using Straight Talk. When we had our son we cut back on our expenses a lot and are only just now sorting out how much of that is truly necessary. Anyway, we decided to go back to the smart phone world and to do so on… Continue reading What to expect when you’re expecting… to change cell carriers.
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