Tag: professional development

Confessions of a Junior SQL Server DBA

– Photo by Milada Vigerova – Wayne was getting ready to meet the director of engineering, the person responsible for hiring him. They spoke briefly over the phone for the scheduled interview. The director happened to be from Romania but spoke very good English that you’ll think he grew up in America. The role: Windows engineer. This […]

Building a Portable Hyper-V Lab On A Budget Part 1

As an IT professional, it is important to have a lab environment to play around with – whether you’re a developer writing code or a systems administrator building servers – to test ideas and concepts prior to doing it for reals. Time and time again, I’ve heard folks say how expensive it is to build […]

Your ATTITUDE Determines Your Altitude

[callout]Our thoughts lead to actions. Our actions lead to habits. Our habits lead to character. Our character develops our future.[/callout] This is the second in a series of blog posts that talk about success. I had the opportunity to ask the registered attendees for SQLSaturday Philippines to vote for a particular topic that they like best. Since […]

Failure Is Mandatory

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of  failure.” – Paul Coelho, The Alchemist – This is the first in a series of blog posts that talk about success. I had the opportunity to ask the registered attendees for SQLSaturday Philippines to vote for a particular topic that they […]