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Daily Coping 31 Dec 2020 from Blog Posts – SQLServerCentral

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle[1], which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag[2].  Today’s tip is to plan some new acts of kindness to […]

Hope! from Blog Posts – SQLServerCentral

2020 was a rough year. We’ve had friends and family leave us. Jobs lost. Health scares a plenty and that’s without counting a global pandemic. The end of PASS. US politics has been .. nail biting to say the very least. All around it’s just been a tough year. On the other hand, I’m still […]

Mitsubishi Heavy to build biggest zero-carbon steel plant

TOKYO — Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will soon complete in Austria the world’s largest steel plant capable of attaining net-zero carbon dioxide emissions. Mitsubishi Heavy, through a British unit, is constructing the pilot plant at a complex of Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine. Trial operation is slated to begin in 2021. The plant will use hydrogen instead […]

PyPy Project looking for sponsorship to add support for Apple Silicon

Looking for sponsorship Apple now ships Macs which are running on an arm64 variant machine with the latest version of MacOS, Big Sur M1. We are getting requests for PyPy to support this new architecture. Here is our position on this topic (or at least mine, Armin Rigo’s), and how you can help. Porting PyPy […]

The Big Little Guide to Message Queues

Message Queues are now fairly prevalent—there are so many of them showing up so fast you’d think they were rabbits[1] with an unlimited supply of celery[2], resulting in an kafkaesque[3] situation where making a decision is like trying to catch a stream[4] in your hands. If only there were fewer simple[5] services[6] that could help […]

Nim in 2020: A Short Recap

28 December 2020 The Nim Team A lot has happened in the Nim world in 2020: two new major releases, two new memory managements strategies (ARC and ORC), the first Nim conference, and much more. We’ll try to cover the most important bits chronologically in the following sections. Version 1.2 Nim version 1.2.0 was released […]

Firewall Ports You Need to Open for Availability Groups from Blog Posts – SQLServerCentral

Something that never ceases to amaze me is the frequent request for help on figuring out what ports are needed for Availability Groups in SQL Server to function properly. These requests come from a multitude of reasons such as a new AG implementation, to a migration of an existing AG to a different VLAN. Whenever […]

Linux Hardening Guide

Linux Hardening Guide | Madaidan’s Insecurities Last edited: December 25, 2020 Linux is not a secure operating system[1]. However, there are steps you can take to improve it. This guide aims to explain how to harden Linux as much as possible for security and privacy. This guide attempts to be distribution-agnostic and is not tied […]

Experiments With Go Arrays and Slices from Blog Posts – SQLServerCentral

Simplicity Over Syntactic Sugar As I’ve been learning Go, I’ve grown to learn that many decisions to simplify the language have removed many features that provide more succinct expressions in languages such as Python, PowerShell, C#, and others. The non-orthogonal features in the languages result in many expressive ways something can be done, but at […]

Creating an HTML URL from a PowerShell String–#SQLNewBlogger from Blog Posts – SQLServerCentral

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers.[1] I wrote about getting a quick archive of SQL Saturday data[2] last week, and while doing that, I had some issues building the HTML needed in PowerShell. I decided to work through this a […]

2020 was certainly a year on the calendar from Blog Posts – SQLServerCentral

According to my blog post schedule, this is the final post of the year. It’s nothing more than a coincidence, but making it through the worst year in living memory could also be considered a sign. While it’s true that calendars are arbitrary, Western tradition says this is the end of one more cycle, so let’s-> […]

Daily Coping 30 Dec 2020 from Blog Posts – SQLServerCentral

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle[1], which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag[2].  Today’s tip is to bring joy to others. Share something which […]

How to Easily Grant Permissions to all Databases from Blog Posts – SQLServerCentral

A recurring need that I have seen is a means to grant a user or group of users access to all databases in one fell swoop. Recently, I shared an introductory article[1] to this requirement. In this article, I will demonstrate how to easily grant permissions to all databases via the use of Server Roles[2]. […]

Looking back: A year (or two) in review of Tableau web authoring from What’s New

We are wrapping up 2020 with some well-timed holiday goodies. Tableau 2020.4[1] marks a very special milestone on our web authoring journey with the completion of the most requested web feature requests from the last two years, as well as the exciting release of Tableau Prep Builder[2] on the web!  Our dev teams have been […]

Daily Coping 29 Dec 2020 from Blog Posts – SQLServerCentral

I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle[1], which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag[2].  Today’s tip is to congratulate someone for an achievement that may […]

Time to Set Service Dependencies for SQL Server, it’s Easy from Blog Posts – SQLServerCentral

In the previous article[1] I mentioned the need for setting certain dependencies for SQL Services startup. As promised, this article is a follow-up to that article to help you easily set the service dependencies for SQL Server. Setting service startup dependencies is an essential step to take to help ensure a seamless startup experience and […]

Requesting an Update for My SQLSaturday.com Bid from Blog Posts – SQLServerCentral

1 min read Someone asked about the bid, and I have had no response, so I sent this. The post Requesting an Update for My SQLSaturday.com Bid[1] appeared first on SQLServerCentral[2]. /* custom css */ .tdi_1_3de.td-a-rec{ text-align: center; }.tdi_1_3de .td-element-style{ z-index: -1; }.tdi_1_3de.td-a-rec-img{ text-align: left; }.tdi_1_3de.td-a-rec-img img{ margin: 0 auto 0 0; }@media (max-width: 767px) […]

Our Thinking Around AI

Early on, I wasn’t convinced. I wasn’t sure that Mozilla focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) was a natural fit. One, Mozilla products don’t depend on AI and machine learning. And AI was already the topic du jour across many organizations. When it came to companies addressing problems in AI, it seemed like many of the […]

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