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SQL Shrink Database… hung up or just slow?

Ah, SQL database maintenance… always so much fun! Well, for DBAs, anyway. I can’t speak for DBAs, but I know that one of my pet peeves as a System Administrator has been the lack of progress bars on SQL. Especially with commands such as Shrink Database....

The Art of Note Writing

When’s the last time you received a piece of ‘snail mail’ that wasn’t junk mail or a bill that you simply hadn’t converted to an e-bill yet? Our United States Postal Service (USPS) is on the verge of bankruptcy, in part because of the digital age. We tend to...

Success vs. Failure — A Parable

I thought I’d share an inspirational story about a guy I knew. I met him in school. He had trouble focusing on his assignments–so much so that many thought he was slow or had some sort of learning disability. The teachers said on several occasions he was...