The Multifunctioning DBA:

March, 2011


March 31, 2011  5:14 PM

Free Redgate SQL Search

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

Just found a free tool from Redgate called SQL Search. I just downloaded it and am going to give it a try and see how it works. I think...

March 30, 2011  4:47 PM

SQL Saturday #73

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

Call for speakers has closed and the schedule is up. Looks like it will be a fantastic event and I am excited to be a part of it. Check out the SQL Saturday #73 Home page and look for yourself. It is a free day of training with some great...


March 29, 2011  4:47 PM

Urban Dare (Complete)

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

Last week I posted about a race called Urban Dare that my wife and I were participating in. It was Saturday and I am proud to say that I did complete the race. I thought that we had a respectable time of just over 3 hours to complete all challenges. I thought...


March 26, 2011  12:13 AM

Free E-Books

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

I just found some killer free E-Books from Redgate here. So I just found these and have not looked at them in depth yet but I am looking forward to the SQL...


March 25, 2011  5:21 PM

Urban Dare

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

This is not a tech topic but I think that all people need to have some work life balance and I work pretty hard so now it is time to play. Urban Dare is a one day mini "Amazing Race". This year, tomorrow in fact, is the race in Tempe AZ. My wife and I will be running this race. I think it should be...


March 24, 2011  7:00 AM

Android Root

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

about 18 months ago I got my first and only Android phone. I chose the HTC Hero on the Sprint Network. I really do not have any complaints except that after the upgrade to 2.1 I heard that HTC and Sprint would not be allowing me to upgradeĀ  any further. I get it, the phone is Gen 1 hardware and...


March 23, 2011  7:30 PM

Free Android Paid Apps

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

Check out the new Amazon App Store for Android... I got set up with it yesterday and I have gotten two free normally paid apps. Cant beat that. I do not know how long they will keep this up but you should get on now so...


March 23, 2011  3:26 PM

PASS Summit 2011

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

This is the last week to get 40% off your registration to the PASS Summit. I was able to attend the summit in 2010 and it was fantastic. The community really comes out and does a lot of knowledge...


March 23, 2011  7:00 AM

Twitter #sqlhelp

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

I do not know if you are on twitter or not but if not you need to be. I am not really a big fan of all of the social networking on the web but I found that twitter really helps you when you need it most. I can not tell you the number of times I have run into an issue, like why does a third party...


March 22, 2011  8:45 PM

SQL Saturday #73

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

SQL Saturday #73 looks like it is shaping up to be another great event. I only wish I could be there all day. I will be arriving in the morning, presenting, and then leaving. I am hoping to be able to see a couple other sessions but am getting excited about presenting again. it is the same...


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