I've been revising something wicked for my upcoming exams. There are some very useful resources on the web, including the Virtual Labs from Microsoft, demonstrating new features in SQL Server 2012. I was also shocked by the number of "braindump" sites, and even more shocking (but somehow not surprising, given that I come from a … Continue reading Revision for SQL Server 2012 Exams
As I mentioned previously, I spent two weeks in the incredible city of Chicago, having more SQL Server shovelled into my skull, this time courtesy of Bob Beauchemin. The first week was the Immersion Event for Developers, followed by the Immersion Event on Security, PowerShell, and Development Support. On both Thursdays, I participated in the … Continue reading SQLskills in Chicago, Redux
I'm taking the plunge to write all five SQL Server 2012 exams that are currently available, on my track to obtain the MCSM qualification (previously known as MCM, or Microsoft Certified Master). By going public with my plan, I hope to motivate myself to spend some time preparing properly for it. But in true Randolph … Continue reading SQL Server 2012 Exams
This is a boring post. Trust me. I'm just writing it down to remind myself. The first version of my blog was hand-coded. Whenever I wanted to add a new entry, I created the HTML page, updated all the links, and so on. In around 2005 or 2006, I moved over to Simple PHP Blog, … Continue reading Related links
For the next two weeks, I'll be spending time with the SQLskills.com gang again, this time for IEDev and IE4. It's all very exciting! The hotel has even put me on the ground floor so that I don't have any stairs to contend with.
There's a period of around 18 months in the early 1990s, in my life, that had a profound effect on me. I am building up the courage, remembering all the pieces, and I'm going to write it down. It may also have coloured the memory of my father, because of his reaction and my reaction … Continue reading The early 90s were not good to me
Something that I was struggling with recently is the Edit button on the iOS version of Google Authenticator, that doesn't do anything. I wanted to rename the obscure AWS description, but couldn't figure out how. After visiting my favourite search engine, I discovered that I'm not alone. The workaround (thank goodness there is one) is … Continue reading Google Authenticator Edit button bug on iOS