Once again I put on a fireworks show for the Fourth of July. As per my standard, each year becomes bigger and better. However, this year was difficult because of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to see the show, preparation, bloopers, and lessons learned.Read More »
Like water flowing downhill, attackers will take the path of least resistance to compromise a system. Old technology that doesn’t learn new tricks is a prime target.
Read on about SCADA systems and the security implications of old technology.Read More »
A while ago I wrote a post about the SQL Server error log. Today I will show how to load the SQL error log into a table for analysis via T-SQL.
Read on to see a couple of ways to traverse all the error logs and load into a table for analysis.Read More »
September marked the 3 year birthday for my blog. It is times like this that I like to reflect upon the past year and see what I have learned.
Read on to hear about my last year in blogging!Read More »
As engineers, developers, administrators, and other IT related disciplines, we govern our work by the scientific method. Or do we? What happens when we don’t? What are the implications if this happened a lot?
Read on the see the trouble that big data brings when trying to adhere to actual reproducible science…Read More »
This July marked the end of life for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008R2. Let’s raise a glass to toast / pour some liquor out / reminisce about the past…Read More »