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Table Partitioning 101

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:30PM - (605) SQL Server User Group

As of SQL 2016/SP1, Table Partitioning is available in all editions of SQL Server! In this entry-level session, we’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of deploying this often misunderstood feature. Is it designed to improve performance, or to ease administration? Only one way to find out!

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Transitioning from TFVC to Git

September 30, 2020 -

Transitioning from TFVC to Git I’ve had the opportunity to work for a company for 2 years now. The have a lot going on. They use TFVC, which works, but I quickly realized how much I like Git over TFVC. I “grew up” with TFVC. Then a previous company decided to make the transition. It took us all a bit to get used to Git and learn it, but after using it we never looked back.

Polly Presentation and links

August 22, 2020 -

Polly Presentation and Links I had the honor of going to NDC Minneapolis in 2019. One of the many presentations I attended was about Polly, given by Carl Franklin (the pictures below are from his presentation slides) I recently gave a presentation of my own at an Omnitech Lunch and Learn. We had a lot of good questions and conversations, so there isn’t a lot of content. If you want to learn more about it, just watch Carl’s presentation.

TFVC Command Line to Get Latest

July 15, 2020 -

TFVC Command Line to Get Latest I was getting tired of right clicking in Visual Studio Source Control Explorer (using Team Foundation Version Control) before merging (see I like Git over TFVC and Trunk Based Development to know that I don’t think TFVC and branching is optimal), so I found that you can use the VS developer prompt, go to where you have your code (your TFVC mapped workspace) and type in

Cross-compiling Rust from ARM to x86-64

July 14, 2020 -

It’s 2020. The world is abuzz with, well – waves hand – all this. But it’s also abuzz with ARM: Apple is moving their Mac line to Apple Silicon, Amazon has been been touting their Gravaton2-based infrastructure, Cloudflare is said to be going all ARM on their edge nodes, and the world’s fastest supercomputer is built on ARM. For a long time, I – and I think many others – held the idea that x86-64 is for heavy workloads and ARM is for the "little stuff" like embedded systems and Raspberry Pis.

Wire Up Random Integrated Circuits

June 9, 2020 -

I bought a bag of integrated circuits (IC) from eBay — it is about 1/2 a pounds and contains all kids of TTL, CMOS, Semiconductors, etc. And the “etc” is very interesting. eBay seller — I’m going to go through as many of them as I can and put them on a breadboard, reviewRead more

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December 4, 2019 - Anchorage

Role Description: Build secure, resilient, and global infrastructure from the ground up! Review code across the entire stack and engineering organization while actively participating in product development. Find the right balance between progress (i.e. shipping quickly) and perfection (i.e. measuring twice). Foster an efficient deterministic testing culture, with an emphasis on minimizing tech debt and bureaucracy. Influence architecture/product roadmap - have a seat at the table. Collaborate cross-functionally with everyone.