YouTube Channel Update: 11 May 2018

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I've been busy getting the videos up on YouTube. If they're helpful to you, please subscribe. Some point soon I'll start doing some livestreams, maybe from different events, or during a presentation. If you're subscribed, you'll know about it when it happens. Videos We're getting closer and closer to when implementation of enforcement of the GDPR starts on the 25th of this month. Here's something else to think about in regards to data mapping: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWIhg7uV1IQ[/embedyt] I find over and over that people really don't understand what a deadlock is. I make an attempt at explaining it so that everyone can understand: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmxQGfasm54[/embedyt] Have I mentioned the GDPR yet? Yeah, well, you're also going to have to deal with data portability when dealing with the GDPR. Get your JSON…
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YouTube Channel Update

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Hey! Here's the latest on my YouTube Channel. Click on through and subscribe. I'll be doing lots of stuff on the Microsoft Data Platform, GDPR, DevOps, Redgate, and all sorts of IT related information. Here are the last couple of weeks worth of videos: Very popular was my discussion of the idea that the reason DBAs don't adopt the latest and greatest piece of shiny is because we're all beholden to vendors instead of trying to make good decisions for our the organizations that pay us (as if the "best" decision is to always grab the new shiny). OK, I'm giving away my thoughts, here's the video: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TVeRSc3gLg[/embedyt] Next most popular was my question, so, if we're not resisting change because of vendor lock (and we're not) why are…
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Youtube Channel Update

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Hello, I just wanted to take a moment to promote the work I've been doing with the YouTube Channel. I've published four videos in the last week. The most popular was an introduction to the GDPR: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uADi45AVUM4[/embedyt] I'll be talking about that quite a bit more in the coming weeks. I thought this video which shows you how to compare plans in SQL Server Management Studio would be more popular: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHnZCtUAo44[/embedyt] However, this one showing wait statistics in execution plans seems to be getting more hits: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTf82c6L4oE[/embedyt] Finally, my comparison between the mistaken missile alerts in Hawaii and database design fell over flat. No one was all that interested: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYy9xmieFmM[/embedyt] I hope these videos are proving as useful to you as the blog posts I do…
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You Need a New Hobby

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Not sure who this is that is attempting to hack into my blog so desperately, but seriously, time for a new hobby: administrador 202.137.154.1 20 mins ago administrador 186.101.223.223 1 hour 41 mins ago administrador 115.84.92.197 3 hours 2 mins ago administrador 200.63.105.23 4 hours 20 mins ago administrador 137.59.225.11 5 hours 38 mins ago administrador 181.198.216.161 6 hours 56 mins ago admin 168.195.206.130 9 hours 36 mins ago admin 115.84.92.48 10 hours 55 mins ago admin 200.43.234.138 12 hours 14 mins ago admin 115.84.92.3 13 hours 33 mins ago admin 115.84.99.18 14 hours 48 mins ago admin 187.189.27.236 16 hours 7 mins ago admin 103.1.94.110 17 hours 26 mins ago admin 177.19.164.181 18 hours 44 mins ago admin 202.137.141.190 20 hours 5 mins ago admin 186.101.223.216 21 hours 25…
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Updated YouTube Channel

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Hello all, I've recently updated my YouTube channel. I'm going to be posting a lot more videos up there. If you would like to take advantage of it, please go here and click on the subscribe button. I'll be covering pretty much the same type of thing there that I blog about here, Microsoft Data Platform, DevOps, Redgate Software, Database Lifecycle Management, Data Protection & Privacy, and other IT stuff as it takes my fancy. Also, I'm taking requests. If there's something you've seen on the blog that you'd like to see as a video, I'll see what I can do to help you out.
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Speaking at IT/DevConnections 2017

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If you're going to be in the San Francisco area in October, let's get together and talk. I'll be at IT/DevConnections 2017 doing several talks. First, I have an all day pre-con on the tools needed for query tuning. Then I have two regular sessions, DevOps for the DBA and Monitoring to Quickly Diagnose SQL Server Performance Problems. Let's get together and talk.
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Ich werde Deutschland beriesen

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Guten Tag! OK, switching back to English for the rest of this. I'm going to be spending a few weeks in Germany on a private tour, no work. That means that, no, I'm very sorry, I can't speak at your user group, even though I'd love to. Next time. However, I wanted to let you know when and where I'll be over there. I'd love the chance to meet with friends. I know I owe several of you a beverage. This is a chance to pay it back. Here's where I'll be and when: 9/12: Frankfurt Airport (we'll be in late, glad to meet for a drink at the hotel) 9/13 - 9/15: Amsterdam (yeah, not Germany, Mrs. Scary requested this) 9/15 - 9/16: Off the radar, visiting my German…
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Sharing With You In All Fifty States

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I made a mistake the other day. For some reason I got it into my head that I was flying to Albuquerque when I was actually flying to Phoenix. I've no idea how or why that occurred, but I sent a tweet out on how excited I was to finally be visiting and presenting in New Mexico for the first time. Yeah, oops. But here's the deal. It got me thinking. I've been presenting professionally for quite a while. I've visited a lot of places around the world because of this. I want to visit a lot more. I've decided to work closer to home as well as elsewhere. I Want to Speak in All Fifty States I've presented live sessions to user group meetings, SQLSaturdays, Code Camps, and large events all…
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Random Blog Post Challenge

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OK, for no particular reason at all or maybe because I had too much food at lunch or just because Jason Hall gave me the idea, here's a blog post challenge for anyone who wants to take it up. Write a technical blog post that incorporates this image: Link back to here and I'll put together an aggregation and assessment of all the posts. Why this image? It's Tom Baker as Dr. Who. That's reason enough. This is just having a little fun. No ulterior motives, requirements, etc. Let's play!
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Where Do We Go To Share?

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No one reads blogs any more. Twitter is dying. Facebook is broken. LinkedIn? Please. G+. Is that even on any more? Where do we go to share? I'm seeing it here on this blog. Traffic is down. Not just day-to-day traffic, but the search hits. That could just be that I'm producing crap content or stuff that no one is interested in. However, Twitter isn't growing like it once was and there are many reports that it's shrinking. Facebook is running into problems. So... Where the heck are people going? How do we continue to share without a relatively common communication tool? I know there's some push for Yammer. However, lots of people hate it. Slack and slack channels get a little traction, but to a degree this is just another type of…
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