What’s in your toolbox?

I’ve had a few weeks off work recently, during which time I decided to tidy up (or attempt to anyway) my collection of “utility scripts”.  This consists of about 95% regular T-SQL scripts, with the rest being a mixture of PowerShell scripts, batch files, etc. This made me wonder how …

Putting Humpty together again

Though I’d take the opportunity (i.e. defrosting my toes on my heated blanket) to post a progress report on my KH125 rebuild project. I’m doing so from my phone, so please excuse me if the formatting turns out less than ideal. Continuing my recent non-SQL-related post trend, here are some …

Elbow grease

Why do they call it elbow grease?  I’m going to have to google that now before my laptop’s battery dies on me… one minute please.  Right, that was less interesting than I expected… Anyway, I…. Sorry about that, just took a little break to let the scary earthquake pass – …

The latest addition

If you’ve read my About Me page, then you’d have picked up that I’m an amateur petrol-head, and all-around DIY fiend.  I also haven’t posted anything here for a while, because of a combination of being overly busy at work, and not feeling like writing anything (possibly related to the 1st …

SQLSaturday #136: Done & Dusted!

Phew! It’s Sunday afternoon and I’m starting to feel relatively normal again after a few hectic days doing the final prep work for yesterday’s SQLSaturday #136 here in Wellington, New Zealand. In the Beginning Preparation for the event started 3 months ago with Rob Farley asking whether I’d be interested …

CURSORs and WHILE-Loops

Yes, I know this is a giant (some might say pointless, and I wouldn’t totally disagree) can of worms I’m opening here, but stay with me for a minute. Why? We were discussing this at work a few months ago, and I was one of those people who followed “conventional …

What a turn-out!

I’ve been a little busy over the past few weeks; what with us taking a planned outage at work to perform a fairly major upgrade of both server hardware and clustering software, the Wellington SQL Server User Group keeping me on my toes as usual, and finally the up-coming Wellington …

SQL Saturday is coming to Wellington

The title pretty much says it all; we’ve got a SQL Saturday event confirmed for Wellington, on the 14th of April 2012! Rob Farley and a few other folks from PASS are organising 6 SQL Saturday events in a row across Australia and New Zealand (well, 1 in New Zealand), …