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January 2, 2013  2:00 PM

Blog Year 2012 In Review

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Community, Database, Social Commentary, SQL Server

Welcome my friends to the first official work day of the year 2013.  You enjoying that hangover yet?
It is time again to...

November 28, 2012  2:00 PM

Why More People Should Be Working From Home

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Social Commentary, SQL Server

As database professionals there isn't much of a reason that we actual need to go into the office, other than to make other people in the office feel better because we are actually there in person.  In practice we don't ever need to actually touch the physical hardware.  Meeting can easily enough...

September 5, 2012  2:00 PM

The world does not revolve around cloud computing or coding.

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Database, DataCenter, Development, Social Commentary, SQL Server

Back on August 28th another ITKE poster wrote a blog post titled "The elephant not in the room" in which they talk about how if you want to work in IT in the future you better plan on working at one of...

May 21, 2012  2:00 PM

What to do when your Twitter account gets hacked

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Social Commentary, SQL Server, Twitter

On occasion Twitter accounts get hacked and are used to send out spam to other twitter followers, usually via Direct Message. When your twitter account is taken over there are two different things that you need to do in order to get your account back under your control. The first is pretty...

May 16, 2012  2:00 PM

The only good thing about Java is bitching about Java

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Social Commentary, SQL Server

So the other day I was having one of those days.  Nothing was going right, systems just didn't want to work correctly, and Java had just pissed me off for the last time.  To put this into perspective Kris took her laptop into the living room to get some stuff done on it so that she wouldn't have...

April 23, 2012  5:25 PM

What’s wrong with the University of Florida?

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Budget, Computer Science, Social Commentary, SQL Server, STEM, University of Florida

This past week the University of Florida decided that they no longer need to teach their customers (let’s be realistic with decisions...

March 26, 2012  2:00 PM

Want to know the quickest way to get your recruiting email deleted?

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Interview, Social Commentary, SQL Server

We all get emails from recruiters.  I know that I'm shocked on a day that I don't get them.  Personally I love reading these emails as they are usually pretty damn funny.  But I'm seeing a very disturbing trend in these emails.  This trend is making job candidates pay to attend out of town job...

February 2, 2012  2:00 PM

Getting TweetDeck 0.38.2

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Social Commentary, Twitter

In case you missed it Twitter released v1 of TweetDeck, and it sucks. All however is not lost as the folks at codelog.org have posted the

January 26, 2012  2:00 PM

What’s in my laptop bag?

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Social Commentary, SQL Server, Travel

The year of 2012 will be the first year that I'm expecting to fly over 100,000 miles.  So far I've got three flights to Seattle that have happened or are scheduled.  Four flights to Europe planned, random flights to Orlando, Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Tuscon (among...

January 2, 2012  2:00 PM

All hail Bill Graziano now known as El Hefe

Posted by: Denny Cherry
PASS, Social Commentary, SQL PASS, SQL Server

Today (technically yesterday) begins the reign of the new president of the SQL PASS organization.  Taking the lead of the organization is someone who I'm happy to call a good friend, Bill Graziano (@billgraziano |

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