Monday, June 29, 2009

Mini Vacation

I'm on a mini vacation in Santa Monica and of course I took my computer and blackberry because a DBA is never really off-call.
I took a couple calls today and answered a couple emails to which my boss replied... maybe I should remind you what vacation means.

And it's not that I don't know what vacation means, it's that I really don't mind taking a couple mins here and there to make sure things are going ok while I'm gone. It's kind of a small price to pay really.

So I head home tomorrow evening and I'll be back in the office wed.

I even managed to learn something on this trip. I've never tried searching for an object that doesn't exist but I was reading on the plane that if you enter in an object name that doesn't exist into Object_ID(), it returns NULL. Good stuff that. So consider that your trivia for the day.
Friday, June 19, 2009

That guy you can’t stand.

Is there someone at work you just can’t stand?  That one guy who is a thorn in your side at every turn and not only do you not get along with him, but he’s just as stupid as the day is long…

Well I’ve found an excellent way to divert myself from how much I hate that guy.  I write the scripts to remove their access from all the servers and put them in a dir and just wait for the opportunity to use them.  There’s really something about getting out of a meeting with a guy you just can’t stand and going back to your desk and writing his drop login statements.

Try it, you’ll love it.

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I am a Contributing Editor for InfoWorld Magazine, and a frequent contributor to as well as I live with my wife and 3 kids, and have practiced and taught Kenpo for 22yrs now.
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