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SQLBeat Podcast Episode 12 – The Case of the Disappearing SQL – Rob Volk Talks Unicode Fun

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If you think listening to two DBAs talking about some interesting and funny SQL hacks is entertainment, especially if the conversation dances around what Rob calls Unicode P o r n, then you are in for an enlightening 30 something minutes. As usual there is some light hearted antics and a few spoken word links […]

26 November 2013 1:53 pm by
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SQLBeat Episode 11 – Ted the Fred Krueger Halloween SQL

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In this episode of the SQLBeat Podcast I speak conversationally (Ok I will just say I converse) with Ted Krueger about Elm Street, where he works as a DBA who stores nightmares in SQL Server database tables. The joke about it being BLOB storage is only one of several that may scare you away from […]

1 November 2013 12:49 am by
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SQLBeat Podcast – Episode 10 – Brian Knight, Speaking Pragmatically on Pragmatism and Robots

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I tracked Brian down at a recent SQLSaturday event in our home state of Florida and forced him into an empty dining room to talk about himself for almost 30 minutes. And to make matters worse, I recorded some of it and am posting it here. What starts off as a jab at my recent […]

14 August 2013 1:17 pm by
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SQLBeat Podcast – Episode 9 – Spider Monkey Spiders and Two SQL Nuts

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When you’ve known someone as long as I have known Shawn McGehee, you have a tendency when conversing to finish one another’s sentences, to read ahead and know where each other is going in the conversation. This did not happen once in this hard won podcast. This was literally 8 months and 6 years in […]

9 March 2013 11:21 pm by
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SQLBeat Podcast – Episode 8 – Interviewing Patrick LeBlanc On Interviewing

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In this episode of the SQLBeat Podcast (@SQLBeat on twitter) I had a chance to speak with Patrick LeBlanc, currently with Microsoft and former SQL Server MVP. We spend a good amount of time talking about his current gig and his apparent fascination with almost never being dressed. Fortunately he had on some jeans and […]

26 November 2012 11:10 pm by
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SQLBeat Podcast – Episode 7 – Niko Neugebauer, Linguist, SQL MVP and Hekaton Lover

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In this episode of the SQLBeat Podcast I steal Niko Neugebaur away from his guarded post at the PASS Community Zone at Summit 2012 in Seattle to chat with me about several intriguing topics. Mainly we discuss Hekaton and in memory databases, languages of all sorts, Microsoft’s direction, Reporting Services and Java. Or was that […]

16 November 2012 1:38 am by
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SQLBeat Podcast – Episode 6 – And the Winner is…Meredith Ryan from Albakerkee.

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In this episode I speak with the winner of the Exceptional DBA Award for 2012, Meredith Ryan.  We talk about a lot of things, but mainly attending the PASS Summit, first timers (this is PASS related too) and SQL Saturdays. Meredith has been with her present company for 14 years, an achievement of a bygone era […]

15 October 2012 11:50 pm by
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SQLBeat Podcast – Episode 5 – Kevin Kline Talks With Me About SQL, Professional Development and Book Writin’

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I thought I would be a ball of intimated nerves when Kevin gladly agreed to speak with me on the podcast this past weekend.  After all, he is Kevin Kline of SQL in a Nutshell fame! As it turned out,  we had a comfortable and enlightening conversation on Apple MacBooks (is that what they are called?), our […]

2 October 2012 2:38 am by
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SQLBeat Podcast – Episode 4 – Mark Rasmussen on Machine Guns,Jelly Fish and SQL Storage Engine

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In this this 4th SQLBeat Podcast I talk with fellow Dane Mark Rasmussen on SQL, machine guns and jelly fish fights; apparently they are common in our homeland. Who am I kidding, I am not Danish, but I try to be in this podcast. Also, we exchange knowledge on SQL Server storage engine particulars as […]

27 September 2012 1:58 am by
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SQLBeat Podcast Episode 3 – Buck Woody: Former Nun and Windows Azooray Solutioner

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So here it is after so many anticipated months, Episode 3. I almost feel like having an American-style hot dog in a jar to celebrate. Buck Woody and I talk about that. And we talk about moms and a Woody tattoo,  Jehovah's Witness insurance salesmen, the proper pronunciation of Azure and character. We are in England, […]

20 September 2012 1:41 am by
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