Being critical without being a crank

Published On: 2017-11-20By:

Tweets, facebook posts and blog posts can be powerfull things.  The have the ability to sway peoples opinions of others, to drive people to buy software, to sell stock, and to make bad decissions.

Posting cranky posts just to get clicks views and retweets does nothing useful but show that all you care about is showing that you want to stir the pot.

SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 Sucks and It's All Your Fault

An example of a non-constructive tweet

There are lots of ways of being constructive without fanning the flames.  In the above tweet the author just craps all over someone, I assume the people who made the service pack, with no context or any followup at all.  I get that it’s only a tweet with 140 characters, but there’s ways to get context.  In our next example we see exactly how.  We have a thank you to Microsoft for the lovely lapel pin/magnet, but a warning to people who aren’t used handling rare earth magnets that they need to be kept away from kids.  As it’s a longer post (from Instagram)  there’s a link though to the origional where the rest of the post finishes with “These are dangerous.”. The warning is still given, but without just crapping all over the fact that somone went through the trouble of sending these out to the MVPs.

I love that the new MVP label bling comes with a magnet. Bug please be careful. Keep it safe from kids and pets.

A constructive post

I think my message here is, think before you post.  Think how it’s going to impact others. Not just those you want to have read it, but those who did the thing that you’re writing about. Maybe rephrase how you’re going to post that snarky post and it’ll have more of the desired impact.  I can almost guarantee that the first tweet had no useful impact on the SQL Server product team, where as the second post would have had much more impact to the MVP team when designing the next round of awards.

Denny

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8TB SSD in Azure vs. 8 1TB SSD in Azure

Published On: 2017-11-13By:

With the 8TB SSD drives that Azure has, which makes the most sense to use multiple 1TB SFastSDs or the 8TB SSD drives?  Well that depends.  The 8TB SSDs give you 7500 IOPs and 250 MB/sec, but if I take 8 1TB SSD drives I can get 1600 MB/sec of throughput and 40,000 IOPs in the same amount of space.

Of course I need to stripe the 8 disks together in Windows, but there’s no cost for that. The cost of 8 1TB drives is slightly higher than 1 8TB drive by 114 pounds in the case of this screenshots.  But given the performance difference it’s a cost worth having.

So why would I want the 8TB drive, because I have a GS5 that needs 1/2PB of storage. There’s no “easy” way to do that with 1TB drives.  If/when we get P70+ drives things will get really interesting.

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Denny

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Taking Shortcuts Isn’t Worth It

Published On: 2017-11-06By:

Leaf with a staple in itEveryone takes shortcuts. It’s normal. But we shouldn’t be doing it.  It comes with some disadvantages. Sometimes it doesn’t look pretty, sometimes the shortcuts cause performance problems, sometimes they cause bugs in software. Sometimes they cause applications to fails.  Our job as IT professionals it’s to do what’s easy. It’s to do what’s in the best interest of the system or company.

Stop putting staples in plants.  Stop taking shortcuts.

Denny

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Day 1 at the PASS Summit, Welcomes John Morehouse to DCAC

Published On: 2017-11-01By:

John MorehouseToday is Day 1 at the PASS Summit, and there’s going to be all sorts of blog posts all about what’s being announced during the keynote today (I assume). I’ll leave those announcements for others to blog about.

Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting has a big announcement to make today as well.  Starting today, DCAC is expanding by adding another fantastic consultant to our ranks.  This time we’re adding John Morehouse to our growing family. Like the rest of us, John will be working from home which means a co-worker in Kentucky (yea, another set of state paperwork to fill out every month, thanks, John).

John flew in this morning to join the rest of the team for his first day at the “office” which we appreciate.  Leaving the two little ones on a very early flight after Halloween couldn’t have been the most fun thing ever.

John’s has 20 years of IT experience, with over ten years of dedicated SQL Server experience making him an excellent addition to the DCAC organization bringing our in-house team up to about 100 years of IT experience.

When John isn’t traveling to SQL Saturday events, his hobbies include spending him with his kids, reading and vacationing.

We welcome John to DCAC. Come to the exhibit hall and to booth 316 to get some great swag and say hi to John.

Denny

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