Category Archives: Tangents

Adding SQL Aliases Powershell Style

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Script it, then walk away…

So once again I missed my post goal. I think at this point I’m no longer going to hold myself to it, since clearly real life has a way of getting in the…way. I ended up getting more gigs and needing to work on music, as well as a huge surge in my consulting business. So needless to say, although I am saying it, I wanted to post but I didn’t.

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Busy-ness

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So I had challenged myself to getting at least one post per month out and looks like I failed on that front. I do have some excuses but that’s all they are. I did however publish a two part article on SimpleTalk and I did record some songs, videos and perform my first Industrial show in May, BUT really I guess these are not good excuses…oh and I also presented at a software conference called Tribnet. So needless to say, or wait I did just say, so by my own saying…things have been extremely busy.

As half of the year is over now, I’m hoping to slow things down for a bit and focus on my family, music and career. So stay tuned and I’ll get something interesting posted in July 🙂

Automated restore using Ola Hallengren’s SQL Server Backup

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Greetings humans. This is the second time I’m writing this post because of some wordpress trickery, so pardon me if I make it short. I’m still finishing up part 2 of my first Simple Talk article, while making sure I’m ready for two more presentations, all while making sure I’m ready for a musical performance May 1st. So things are a little busy 🙂

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Cassandra Install Helper Script

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So while I’ve been doing research into the use of NoSQL platforms to augment or improve our infrastructure, I’ve had to create many…MANY Cassandra clusters. These are all testing and dev level clusters but regardless of their deployment level, the act can become very tedious. Because I’m a firm believer in repeatable builds I put together this helper script.

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