There's a lighter side to SQL.

DBAs@Midnight is our live weekly webshow. You can watch and join in the chat room Fridays at 11pm Central Time at webshow.MidnightDBA.com! In the meantime, here are our archives. We talk about databases, sure, but we also talk careers, vendors, other technology, geek news, and whatever else we feel like. Occasionally, there are puppets. DBAs@Midnight runs live, rain or shine, approximately 46 weeks out of the year.

We're in Season 5.


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Season 1 Finale

Filmed: 9/7/2010

Length: 00:17:03 minutes

The finale of our 1st season. Some good discussion here.

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Sean is Petri's Dish: 1 of 4

Filmed: 7/12/2010

Length: 00:15:00 minutes

Here we talk about an extremely bad cluster install done by one of my DBAs.

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Sean is Petri's Dish: 2 of 4

Filmed: 7/12/2010

Length: 00:15:05 minutes

Part 2 of Sean is Petri's Dish.

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Sean is Petri's Dish: 3 of 4

Filmed: 7/12/2010

Length: 00:15:05 minutes

Part 3 of Sean is Petri's Dish.

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Sean is Petri's Dish: 4 of 4

Filmed: 7/12/2010

Length: 00:19:55 minutes

Part 4 of Sean is Petri's Dish.

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Sean's Rub-n-Tug: 1 of 5

Filmed: 7/5/2010

Length: 00:17:03 minutes

We talk about a few things here, one of which is parameter sniffing. I know we've covered this before, but it keeps coming up somehow.

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Sean's Rub-n-Tug: 2 of 5

Filmed: 7/5/2010

Length: 00:17:03 minutes

Part 2 of Sean's Rub-n-Tug

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Sean's Rub-n-Tug: 3 of 5

Filmed: 7/5/2010

Length: 00:17:03 minutes

Part 3 of Sean's Rub-n-Tug

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Sean's Rub-n-Tug: 4 of 5

Filmed: 7/5/2010

Length: 00:17:03 minutes

Part 4 of Sean's Rub-n-Tug

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Sean's Rub-n-Tug: 5 of 5

Filmed: 7/5/2010

Length: 00:17:03 minutes

Part 5 of Sean's Rub-n-Tug

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Fire the Samurai: 1 of 4

Filmed: 6/28/2010

Length: 00:17:03 minutes

This week we talk about the death of Database Underground, Jen stealing at work, and much more.

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Fire the Samurai: 2 of 4

Filmed: 6/28/2010

Length: 00:17:03 minutes

Part 2 of Fire the Samurai.

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Fire the Samurai: 3 of 4

Filmed: 6/28/2010

Length: 00:17:03 minutes

Part 3 of Fire the Samurai.

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Fire the Samurai: 4 of 4

Filmed: 6/28/2010

Length: 00:17:03 minutes

Part 4 of Fire the Samurai.

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UFOs: 1 of 4

Filmed: 6/21/2010

Length: 16:21 minutes

You'll get our abridged review of TechED 2010, enterprises that insist on buying expensive apps, and of course our discussion of UFOs. This is only the beginning because there are plenty more topics this week.

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UFOs: 2 of 4

Filmed: 6/21/2010

Length: 15:05 minutes

Part 2 of UFOs.

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UFOs: 3 of 4

Filmed: 6/21/2010

Length: 15:05 minutes

Part 3 of UFOs.

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UFOs: 4 of 4

Filmed: 6/21/2010

Length: 11:22 minutes

Part 4 of UFOs.

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DBAsAtMidnightLive

Filmed: 6/18/2010

Length: 18:03 minutes

Placeholder for the live feed so we can get suggested vids on the page.

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The Latin DB: 1 of 5

Filmed: 6/14/2010

Length: 14:59 minutes

We start this episode with the special guest we've been talking about. Then we talk about the Latin DB, and all kinds of things.

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The Latin DB: 2 of 5

Filmed: 6/14/2010

Length: 14:59 minutes

Part 2 of The Latin DB.

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The Latin DB: 3 of 5

Filmed: 6/14/2010

Length: 14:59 minutes

Part 3 of The Latin DB.

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The Latin DB: 4 of 5

Filmed: 6/14/2010

Length: 15:00 minutes

Part 4 of The Latin DB.

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The Latin DB: 5 of 5

Filmed: 6/14/2010

Length: 16:21 minutes

Part 5 of The Latin DB.

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Buck's Taint: 1 of 5

Filmed: 6/7/2010

Length: 15:00 minutes

We start out this episode with a great discussion on taints. Does it actually ite into IT? You'll have to come and find out. We also announce the new Petri IT Knowledgebase SQL site and discuss server-side traces. There's much more too.

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Buck's Taint: 2 of 5

Filmed: 6/7/2010

Length: 15:00 minutes

Part 2 of Buck's Taint.

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Buck's Taint: 3 of 5

Filmed: 6/7/2010

Length: 15:05 minutes

Part 3 of Buck's Taint.

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Buck's Taint: 4 of 5

Filmed: 6/7/2010

Length: 15:07 minutes

Part 4 of Buck's Taint.

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Buck's Taint: 5 of 5

Filmed: 6/7/2010

Length: 9:29 minutes

Part 5 of Buck's Taint.

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SQLSaturday 35: 1 of 3

Filmed: 5/31/2010

Length: 15:00 minutes

Come see our first LIVE taping ever. We have a good time, give away some great prizes and even manage to get a little techie.

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SQLSaturday 35: 2 of 3

Filmed: 5/31/2010

Length: 15:07 minutes

Part 2 of SQLSaturday 35.

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SQLSaturday 35: 3 of 3

Filmed: 5/31/2010

Length: 11:13 minutes

Part 3 of SQLSaturday 35.

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Bobble-Head Buck: 1 of 5

Filmed: 5/24/2010

Length: 14:59 minutes

This is kind of a fun video. We talk about Buck's bobble head along with DNS and DR, and the joy of logon triggers.

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Bobble-Head Buck: 2 of 5

Filmed: 5/24/2010

Length: 15:06 minutes

Part 2 of Bobble-Head Buck.

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Bobble-Head Buck: 3 of 5

Filmed: 5/24/2010

Length: 9:50 minutes

Part 3 of Bobble-Head Buck.

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Bobble-Head Buck: 4 of 5

Filmed: 5/24/2010

Length: 15:10 minutes

Part 4 of Bobble-Head Buck.

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Bobble-Head Buck: 5 of 5

Filmed: 5/24/2010

Length: 9:50 minutes

Part 5 of Bobble-Head Buck.

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User Processes: 1 of 2

Filmed: 5/17/2010

Length: 16:00 minutes

We're both SO PISSED OFF!! We did over an hours worth of show and only 30mins got recorded. However, in this 30mins we talked about users dictating processes, speaking the user's language, vendor support and more.

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User Processes: 2 of 2

Filmed: 5/17/2010

Length: 20:19 minutes

Part 2 of User Processes.

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Recompiling and Parameter sniffing: 1 of 5

Filmed: 5/10/2010

Length: 15:00 minutes

We talk about so many things here it's hard to nail it all down in a summary. Let's see though, we talk about companies blocking social sites like twitter, using persisted tables as temp tables, recompiling and parameter sniffing, and much more.

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Recompiling and Parameter sniffing: 2 of 5

Filmed: 5/10/2010

Length: 15:05 minutes

Part 2 of Recompiling and Parameter sniffing.

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Recompiling and Parameter sniffing: 3 of 5

Filmed: 5/10/2010

Length: 15:05 minutes

Part 3 of Recompiling and Parameter sniffing.

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Recompiling and Parameter sniffing: 4 of 5

Filmed: 5/10/2010

Length: 15:05 minutes

Part 4 of Recompiling and Parameter sniffing.

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Recompiling and Parameter sniffing: 5 of 5

Filmed: 5/10/2010

Length: 18:03 minutes

Part 5 of Recompiling and Parameter sniffing.

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When to Leave your Job: 1 of 5

Filmed: 5/1/2010

Length: 15:00 minutes

This week we're talking about how to have a conversation with your DBA if he's not performing like he should.

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When to Leave your Job: 2 of 5

Filmed: 5/1/2010

Length: 15:03 minutes

Part 2 of When to Leave your Job.

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When to Leave your Job: 3 of 5

Filmed: 5/1/2010

Length: 15:08 minutes

Part 3 of When to Leave your Job.

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When to Leave your Job: 4 of 5

Filmed: 5/1/2010

Length: 15:06 minutes

Part 4 of When to Leave your Job.

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When to Leave your Job: 5 of 5

Filmed: 5/1/2010

Length: 12:45 minutes

Part 5 of When to Leave your Job.

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Firing DBAs: Part 1

Filmed: 4/25/2010

Length: 15:02 minutes

This week we have a nice talk about how to handle a DBA who isn't performing like he should (No, not like that!!). We also talk about bad GPSs and other stuff.

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Firing DBAs: Part 2

Filmed: 4/25/2010

Length: 15:04 minutes

Part 2 of Firing DBAs.

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Firing DBAs: Part 3

Filmed: 4/25/2010

Length: 15:04 minutes

Part 3 of Firing DBAs.

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Firing DBAs: Part 4

Filmed: 4/25/2010

Length: 15:04 minutes

Part 4 of Firing DBAs.

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Adopting New Features: 1 of 4

Filmed: 4/18/2010

Length: 15:01 minutes

While playing with our SQLChickens, we're trying to top the plagiarism video from last week in Redmond. So after messing around a little bit, our main topic this week is when to adopt new features and whether it's more hassle to support them in conjunction with old code or not.

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Adopting New Features: 2 of 4

Filmed: 4/18/2010

Length: 15:06 minutes

Part 2 of Adopting New Features.

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Adopting New Features: 3 of 4

Filmed: 4/18/2010

Length: 15:06 minutes

Part 3 of Adopting New Features.

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Adopting New Features: 4 of 4

Filmed: 4/18/2010

Length: 10:14 minutes

Part 4 of Adopting New Features.

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Plagiarism: 1 of 4

Filmed: 4/7/2010

Length: 15:00 minutes

This is a fun one we did in Redmond while waiting for the SQL Server R2 TweetUp event at MS. We're here with Denny Cherry and Jorge Segarra to discuss the plagiarist John Dunleavy who has insisted on stealing material from real writers and authors and passing it off as his own. Come support us in our fight against smarmy little thieves like this.

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Plagiarism: 2 of 4

Filmed: 4/7/2010

Length: 15:05 minutes

Part 2 of Plagiarism.

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Plagiarism: 3 of 4

Filmed: 4/7/2010

Length: 15:05 minutes

Part 3 of Plagiarism.

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Plagiarism: 4 of 4

Filmed: 4/7/2010

Length: 07:41 minutes

Part 4 of Plagiarism.

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No Religion at Work: 1 of 4

Filmed: 4/4/2010

Length: 15:00 minutes

This is a nice film with a few good laughs and we also get in our first on-film fight. However, come with us to discuss religion at work and how you should handle someone who insists on trying to discuss it.

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No Religion at Work: 2 of 4

Filmed: 4/4/2010

Length: 15:00 minutes

Part 2 of No Religion at Work.

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No Religion at Work: 3 of 4

Filmed: 4/4/2010

Length: 15:00 minutes

Part 3 of No Religion at Work.

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No Religion at Work: 4 of 4

Filmed: 4/4/2010

Length: 10:37 minutes

Part 4 of No Religion at Work.

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How to Spin a Firing: 1 of 3

Filmed: 3/28/2010

Length: 15:01 minutes

This was kind of a fun vid for me even though I was really tired and I think it shows. Here we talk about how to spin it in an interview when you've been fired for cause from your last gig.

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How to Spin a Firing: 2 of 3

Filmed: 3/28/2010

Length: 15:01 minutes

Part 2 of How to Spin a Firing.

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How to Spin a Firing: 3 of 3

Filmed: 3/28/2010

Length: 16:49 minutes

Part 3 of How to Spin a Firing.

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Evangelizing SQL Part: 1 of 3

Filmed: 3/9/2010

Length: 15:01 minutes

This is a fun vid where we talk about evangelizing SQL in your company, getting devs to take part in code reviews, and much more. Good times.

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Evangelizing SQL Part: 2 of 3

Filmed: 3/9/2010

Length: 20:06 minutes

Part 2 of Evangelizing SQL

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Evangelizing SQL Part: 3 of 3

Filmed: 3/9/2010

Length: 17:27 minutes

Part 3 of Evangelizing SQL

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Stuff Auction: 1 of 3

Filmed: 2/21/2010

Length: 15:00 minutes

This is another fun one for us. Frankly, I really had a good time doing this one. We start with a quick recap of our week (MVP summit, vacation, Jen's new job). The main topic in part 1 is sharking someone's stuff. We cover the best ways to scope out the soon-to-be-available stuff. And there are some things that it's NEVER okay to do.

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Stuff Auction: 2 of 3

Filmed: 2/21/2010

Length: 20:00 minutes

Part 2 of Stuff Auction. Things to focus on at a new job. Jen's answer, Sean's answer...

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Stuff Auction: 3 of 3

Filmed: 2/21/2010

Length: 15:15 minutes

Part 3 of Stuff Auction. Priorities and important questions on the first day of your job, a quick recap, we wander for a bit after 15:00, and then Sean actually [redacted] [redacted] Denali [redacted] Dan Jones.

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Breaking up with your Boss: 1 of 4

Filmed: 2/5/2010

Length: 15:01 minutes

This is another one that I just love. We ramble on a bit I think, but overall I think we give some good info on a topic that's often times overlooked. In part 1: Worst secret handshake EVAR; When Good IPs go Bad: Sean rants; Another rant.

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Breaking up with your Boss: 2 of 4

Filmed: 2/5/2010

Length: 15:18 minutes

In part 2:

  • Forms, puns, my new job...
  • 5:30 We get on How To Break Up With Your Boss
  • Feeling bad for your boss, the company, the project: Feelings fade quickly!
  • 13:20 So how do you break up, then?

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Breaking up with your Boss: 3 of 4

Filmed: 2/5/2010

Length: 15:15 minutes

In part 3:

  • Why I got nervous the day I quit.
  • I mention The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker
  • Sean tells a big secret about his past
  • We learn THE wording to use when leaving a job.
  • We discuss various responses to "Why are you leaving?"
  • Sean's Blue Cross story

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Breaking up with your Boss: 4 of 4

Filmed: 2/5/2010

Length: 22:01 minutes

In part 4:

  • Conclusion of Blue Cross story.
  • Exit interviews.
  • Celebrity status.
  • Different ways of leaving a job - the nice breakup, and THE BAD ONE (Jen's story).
  • Things you can do to mitigate a bad breakup
  • Sean's Arcserve story

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Resumes: 1 of 3

Filmed: 2/1/2010

Length: 15:00 minutes

This is a fun vid. Here we talk about resumes. How long should they be? What should you put in them? Should you have it professionally done? We also give away a webcam in this series. In all, I think this is the best one we've done in a while.

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Resumes: 2 of 3

Filmed: 2/1/2010

Length: 15:00 minutes

Part 2 of Resumes.

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Resumes: 3 of 3

Filmed: 2/1/2010

Length: 13:08 minutes

Part 3 of Resumes.

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Companies don't Care

Filmed: 1/28/2010

Length: 31:35 minutes

We're back with another DBAs@Midnight. This week we're talking about how companies don't really care enough about their employees to keep them. We also discuss SQL Saturday 35 here in Dallas, and some other stuff.

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Certs, Tshooting, and Backups

Filmed: 12/29/2009

Length: 30:22 minutes

This is our first filming since PASS and it's a little late at night. We still manage to talk about cert exams, troubleshooting, and why companies don't take backups. See the full show notes and links here.

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Buck, Paul, Joe, and Louis: 1 of 7

Filmed: 11/22/2009

Length: 14:55 minutes

RATED R for language content. Whenever you get Sean and Joe in the same room the language goes out the window. It's very entertaining though. There's a story behind this video. We had a scheduling mishap with Joe the day before, and when we were setting up for Paul he told us that Joe was in the speaker room with Louis. So he called and got them down there and we just turned it into a group interview.

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Buck, Paul, Joe, and Louis: 2 of 7

Filmed: 11/22/2009

Length: 18:02 minutes

Here's part 2 of the big group interview.

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Buck, Paul, Joe, and Louis: 3 of 7

Filmed: 11/22/2009

Length: 18:24 minutes

Here's part 3 of the big group interview.

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Buck, Paul, Joe, and Louis: 4 of 7

Filmed: 11/22/2009

Length: 15:00 minutes

Here's part 4 of the big group interview.

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Buck, Paul, Joe, and Louis: 5 of 7

Filmed: 11/22/2009

Length: 13:26 minutes

Here's part 5 of the big group interview.

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Buck, Paul, Joe, and Louis: 6 of 7

Filmed: 11/22/2009

Length: 16:36 minutes

Here's part 6 of the big group interview.

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Buck, Paul, Joe, and Louis: 7 of 7

Filmed: 11/22/2009

Length: 15:32 minutes

Here's part 7 of the big group interview.

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Grant is quite Fritchey: 1 of 3

Filmed: 11/22/2009

Length: 14:55 minutes

We found Grant wearing a dress so of course we had to put him in our sandwich.

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Grant is quite Fritchey: 2 of 3

Filmed: 11/22/2009

Length: 15:48 minutes

Here's the 2nd part of our talk with Grant.

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Grant is quite Fritchey: 3 of 3

Filmed: 11/22/2009

Length: 19:33 minutes

Here's the 3rd part of our talk with Grant.

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Bill Ramos Talks Tools: 1 of 2

Filmed: 11/16/2009

Length: 15:20 minutes

If you don't know Bill, he's on the tools team, so he's the one you talk to when there's something you don't like in SSMS.

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Bill Ramos Talks Tools: 2 of 2

Filmed: 11/16/2009

Length: 15:12 minutes

Part 2 with Bill Ramos.

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The Early Bird Gets Brian Knight: 1 of 2

Filmed: 11/15/2009

Length: 16:39 minutes

What can I say, Brian is just the bomb. He has more SSIS knowledge under his fingernails than the rest of us do all over.

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The Early Bird Gets Brian Knight: 2 of 2

Filmed: 11/15/2009

Length: 19:34 minutes

Brian's cute, and brilliant, and he's here for another round.

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Paul and Kim Tripp: 1 of 2

Filmed: 11/11/2009

Length: 19:29 minutes

The Tripps are here and one of them is the apple of our eye. Can you guess which one? I think these 2 are the best interview ever. They're constantly laughing, and why not... they get to travel the world together and teach losers like us how to spell DBCC and index. These guys are some of our best friends in the industry and after all this time, I still learn so much from them. So let's give it up for Kim and her man-servant Paul!

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Paul and Kim Tripp: 2 of 2

Filmed: 11/11/2009

Length: 17:20 minutes

The Tripps are here and one of them is the apple of our eye. Can you guess which one? I think these 2 are the best interview ever. They're constantly laughing, and why not... they get to travel the world together and teach losers like us how to spell DBCC and index. These guys are some of our best friends in the industry and after all this time, I still learn so much from them. So let's give it up for Kim and her man-servant Paul!

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Get Jiggy with Allen White: 1 of 2

Filmed: 11/10/2009

Length: 17:11 minutes

We're here at PASS 2009 in Seattle and we caught up with my friend Allen White. We talked about SQL, and Oracle, and even some of the mistakes we've made while on the job. It was a great time had by all.

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Get Jiggy with Allen White: 2 of 2

Filmed: 11/10/2009

Length: 15:58 minutes

Finishing up with Allen White... good times.

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PASS Summit 09 Interview: Itzik Ben-Gan, 1of2

Filmed: 11/9/2009

Length: 15:23 minutes

We found Itzik at PASS 2009 and decided to keep him. This is a very informative interview on a number of topics.

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PASS Summit 09 Interview: Itzik Ben-Gan, 2 of 2

Filmed: 11/9/2009

Length: 20:23 minutes

Part 2 of Itzik.

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Working from Home: Part 1

Filmed: 9/30/2009

Length: 17:20 minutes

ALERT!!!! We had a lot of fun making this video but we covered some topics we're passionate about so in a couple patches the language gets a little rough. There's a normal amount of cursing but I do manage to slip up and drop an F-bomb once. So if you're offended easily then perhaps you should skip this one. I try not to do that, but sometimes it happens. Anyway, this one is a great time where we talk about the use of DBs in various customer service companies and how nobody uses them to their fullest. As well we also talk about office dress codes, hot chicks, and other stuff. Our daughter makes an appearance as well. So yeah, big fun.

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Working from Home: Part 2

Filmed: 9/30/2009

Length: 17:44 minutes

Part 2 of "Working from Home"

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Working from Home: Part 3

Filmed: 9/30/2009

Length: 19:11 minutes

Part 3 of "Working from Home"

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Midnight: Managing Tasks 1 of 2

Filmed: 9/26/2009

Length: 16:25 minutes

This one was rather fun because it was another one of those nights when were were both rather punchy. HOwever, amidst all the messing around and backtracking we did manage to talk about something. We talked about managing tasks, moving schema, and give a brief intro to project Madison. I'm sure there's some other stuff in there too but I can't remember everything. Oh yeah, we even touch on SQL upgrade too.

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Midnight: Managing Tasks 2 of 2

Filmed: 9/26/2009

Length: 23:29 minutes

Here's the exciting conclusion to the 1st one.

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Midnight: No Moving Schema

Filmed: 9/18/2009

Length: 23:17 minutes

OK guys, here we're talking about no moving schema. If you don't know what that is, then watch this and see not only what it is, but what problems it can cause. We also discuss SQL Saturday a bit.

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Good Interview Still Don't Get the Job: Part 1

Filmed: 9/8/2009

Length: 13:23 minutes

Hey guys... here we kick off a discussion about some reasons why you may still not get the job even though you had an excellent interview.

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Good Interview Still Don't Get the Job: Part 2

Filmed: 9/8/2009

Length: 14:04 minutes

OK, we're just continuing our discussion of having an excellent interview.

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Keeping your Sanity when out of Work: Part 1

Filmed: 9/8/2009

Length: 16:50 minutes

Here we're discussing some ways of keeping your sanity and your confidence when you're out of a job so you can ensure you get that next gig that comes along.

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Keeping your Sanity when out of Work: Part 2

Filmed: 9/8/2009

Length: 15:13 minutes

We're continuing the discussion of keeping your sanity while out of work.

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Who Should Manage Backups

Filmed: 9/7/2009

Length: 18:56 minutes

SORRY GUYS!!! This was about a 45min video and a glitch with the computer lost the first part of it so you only get the last 19mins. We thought about recording it again, but we honestly don't remember what we said so I made the command decision to just post it as-is.

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How to Study

Filmed: 9/3/2009

Length: 31:19 minutes

We're very proud to bring you our first DBAs@Midnight video.  Here we talk about how to study SQL books and be effective at learning what you want. We have a great deal of fun here and hopefully give you some good tips on how to stay on track with your studies.

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P.I.O.

Filmed: 8/1/2011

Length: 57:21 minutes

This was such a fun week. We talked about our new videos and our new reviews on ITBookworm. We also have our T-SQL spotlight, interview question of the week, and so much more.

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DBCC FixProblems

Filmed: 7/22/2011

Length: 1:01:15 minutes

Lots of news this week beginning with Adam Mechanic's new training company, SSIS improvements in Denali, and some training camps. We also talk about log shipping, and much more.

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The Reverse Godfather

Filmed: 7/15/2011

Length: 1:07:59 minutes

This was a fun episode. We talk about Intel's SSD bug, Denali CTP3 is available, restoring backups over the network, and much much more.

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Season 2 Finale

Filmed: 6/3/2011

Length: 1:08:54 minutes

Another season comes to a close. We give a nice recap of the entire season, a strange DB problem, and adding NULLs. And there's so much more.

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LOL Cats

Filmed: 5/27/2011

Length: 1:07:39 minutes

This was a fun week because we talked about xlocks on tempdb, nested views, and new SQL languages.

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Rapture Party

Filmed: 5/20/2011

Length: 58:09 minutes

This week we're preparing for the rapture and we have some exciting news about a brand new Microsoft product. You won't believe what they've been up to.

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Cherry Cheesecake

Filmed: 5/9/2011

Length: 1:12:17 minutes

This week we cover Sean's mainframe story, twitter updates, Allan Hirt's new whitepaper, and Itzik is here again.

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Allan! Allan! Allan! Allan! Allan!

Filmed: 5/2/2011

Length: 59:44 minutes

Allan Hirt actually cam into our studio and played the base for us. And while he was here we thought we'd ask him a few clustering questions.

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Installed Anally

Filmed: 4/25/2011

Length: 1:00:52 minutes

Wow, what a good show this week. We talked about setting max server memory, how to get ready for cert exams, massive feature packs, and much more.

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Itzik knows all

Filmed: 4/18/2011

Length: 1:00:52 minutes

Jen got to visit with Itzik Ben Golly and get some answers to some coding questions, and I presented 2 awards. There was also a good discussion on deadlocks and much more.

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The Peeping Jedi

Filmed: 4/11/2011

Length: 1:04:47 minutes

This was a fun night. We talked about Yoda's naughty shower habits, did a lot of bitching about SAN guys, company loyalty, and much more.

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Pimp-A-Thon

Filmed: 4/4/2011

Length: 1:02:53 minutes

This week we talk about the Denali release date, Sean's big new shiny SQLSaturday session on interviewing, and much more. There's even a new resume review.

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Don Gill

Filmed: 3/28/2011

Length: 1:43:13 minutes

Don is our special friend, but more importantly he's the head of the BOL team. This is such an interesting interview you'll just die.

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Falling Asleep on Tyra Banks

Filmed: 3/28/2011

Length: 56:56 minutes

Tonight we talked about the magic tables, a cool clustering problem,orphaned windows accounts, cross join madness, and more.

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Get Away from Me

Filmed: 3/21/2011

Length: 1:01:04 minutes

Today we're talking about database hacks, getting rid of problems, Denny Cherry's new book, and more.

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The Blanket Bonus

Filmed: 3/14/2011

Length: 1:05:46 minutes

Prerequisite: The previous show called 'Leaking MVPee'. Once you get past the last episode you'll know what we're talking about here. However, we also get into plan guides, doing your job, and the smartest recruiter on earth.

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I would yank for Melissa

Filmed: 3/7/2011

Length: 1:02:11 minutes

This week we're all about sa passwords, buying software you don't need, our new ringtones, and troubleshooting code errors.

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Leaking MVPee

Filmed: 3/4/2011

Length: 55:37 minutes

Here we are on the back of the 2011 MVP Summit, and we're gonna give away some Denali secrets. For those of you who don't know, Denali is the next version of SQL Server, and some of the things we're telling you definitely aren't being talked about at all.

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Simple Mode prevents STDs

Filmed: 2/28/2011

Length: 1:05:31 minutes

Our botched commercial, the new Infragistics MVP, resume review and much more on this week's episode.

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They kept felons

Filmed: 2/21/2011

Length: 1:05:56 minutes

We talked briefly about Egypt’s revolution, and then got onto the techie stuff: Companies We Love poll results, Un-SQL Friday, King 5 Fingers, Sean’s NetworkWorld blog on Mentoring, a recommendation for the book Code Complete, ITBookworm.com, SSMS Tools Pack, and oh so much more!

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Slapping the dog

Filmed: 2/14/2011

Length: 1:09:53 minutes

We've got an excellent show tonight. We have an excellent discussion on an update statement gone horribly wrong and how to prevent it. We also reveal the GoDaddy corporate structure as well as their spending priorities. And we do a nice skit on the support tech who can't seem to hang up the phone.

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You got munkey lips

Filmed: 2/7/2011

Length: 1:02:27 minutes

Here we are on the back end of SQLSaturday #57 in Houston. We decided to make a party out of it and bring along Wes Brown and Patrick LeBlanc. We discuss backups, GoDaddy, and Joe Celko. It was bigtime fun.

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Sean gets 69

Filmed: 1/31/2011

Length: 1:02:27 minutes

Tonight we talk about a big downtime at Pilgrim's Pride, 24-HOP sessions, a yearly downtime report, ownership chains, cross joins, and much more.

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Hottub of Bellydancers

Filmed: 1/17/2011

Length: 57:27 minutes

This is probably our best show to date. Not only do we crown a new MVP, but we have so many HUGE gueses you'll slap your mama. This show is just fun and you'll never know who calls in.

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Now with temp tables

Filmed: 1/17/2011

Length: 1:07:11 minutes

This week Sean tells a fun story about being sarcastic at work. We also go into the topic of DR plans and talk about making assumptions, and lots more.

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Sledgehammer of Justice

Filmed: 1/10/2011

Length: 1:03:02 minutes

This is our New Year's eve episode and we had plenty of fun. There's some good techie stuff in there too. And at the end, we have a very nice surprise with a sledgehammer.

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Useless Superpowers

Filmed: 1/3/2011

Length: 1:03:02 minutes

I think we had a lot of fun this week. We talked about useless superpowers, rules for presenting to techies, and stuff we got for x-mas... and more.

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Smell my Guitar

Filmed: 12/27/2010

Length: 1:08:10 minutes

This week we talk about great smells you'd never find in a shampoo, and follow that with a really good discussion on the 24HOP women's edition and compare that to maybe a black or Indian edition, and we unveil a new award.

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Stallin SQL like a Mofo

Filmed: 12/20/2010

Length: 1:08:10 minutes

There's just no substitute for a good story and tonight Sean tells one about an interview he just had. We also talk about cluster problems, heaps, and mentos and coke.

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Adam Machanic has soft hands

Filmed: 12/13/2010

Length: 47:45 minutes

We love talking to Adam. He's such a cool dude and it just so happens that he really knows his stuff too. I had a hard time compiling this vid because something corrupted it toward the end, but I can still give you 47mins of it.

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Bathrobe Bonanza

Filmed: 11/29/2010

Length: 51:04 minutes

This is our post-Thanksgiving episode. Today we talk about why Bing sucks, jr. DBAs, and the cloud.

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Sexual Harassment

Filmed: 11/29/2010

Length: 1:13:16 minutes

This week we have Eric Humphrey in the studio and while we get different grooves on, the main topic is sexual harassment.

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Merkin Glue

Filmed: 11/22/2010

Length: 1:04:58 minutes

This is our show at the end of PASS 2010 and we have Nic Cain in our hotel room. Come have a look while things degenerate into our usual childish antics.

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Denny 'Five Fingers' Cherry

Filmed: 11/17/2010

Length: 28:31 minutes

Denny is one of our best friends at PASS. We were all so tired that we cut the talk short and meant to get back to it but we never did. Before we left though we did manage to talk about some of the new features announced by MS at the keynote.

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Grant Fritchey is our Hero

Filmed: 11/17/2010

Length: 55:18 minutes

What can we say about Grant that isn't already in the police report? He's just an interesting guy. Come see us discuss query tuning and Kenpo with Grant.

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Steve Jones in the House!!

Filmed: 11/17/2010

Length: 1:08:00 minutes

We hooked up with Steve Jones of SQLServerCentral.com in an empty ballroom we hijacked the night before PASS. He's so laid back we decided to stay a cuddle for a while after filming.

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The Mark Souza Sandwich

Filmed: 11/17/2010

Length: 48:10 minutes

If you don't know Mark Souza, you should. He's one of the coolest guys we know and one of the smartest guys other than myself you'll ever meet. Mark is the head and the founder of the SQL CAT team at MS. Come see what we were able to get out of him.

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No Management DBs

Filmed: 11/15/2010

Length: 1:14:43 minutes

I suppose this is officially our Halloween episode. Come along as we discuss whatever it is we talked about here.

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Your Face or Mine?

Filmed: 11/8/2010

Length: 1:05:29 minutes

I suppose this is officially our Halloween episode. Come along as we discuss whatever it is we talked about here.

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What kind of pistol?

Filmed: 11/1/2010

Length: 54:54 minutes

Sorry, I don't remember what we talked about here cause I'm uploading so late. You'll just have to come see.

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Olympic Cornholing

Filmed: 10/25/2010

Length: 1:00:57 minutes

This week we talk about sex week on MidnightDBA as well as big production problems, crappy vendors, and more.

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Hot Tubbin With Bob

Filmed: 10/18/2010

Length: 1:10:22 minutes

What a fun episode this was. We talked about sexual harrassment and many other things. Come have a few laughs and maybe even learn some SQL along the way.

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The Unnamed Episode

Filmed: 10/11/2010

Length: 1:10:46 minutes

This week was pure fun as we talked about building clusters, Sean's Scripting Guys article, and whether or not you should rally people to vote for you in a contest. We also talked about many other things including the hit Showtime show Dexter.

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Polishing Dung

Filmed: 10/4/2010

Length: 1:10:22 minutes

This week we're talking about all kinds of things, the main one being people getting started as speakers and community leaders. There's lots of other stuff I honestly can't remember right now.

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Sean's Man-crush

Filmed: 9/27/2010

Length: 1:05:37 minutes

This week we talk about Freddie bringing our site down, we unveil a new award, and we had a near cornhole of the week. And Jen gets Sean a really cool present.

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Quick, get the Bedazzler!

Filmed: 9/20/2010

Length: 1:14:23 minutes

This was a fun episode. We introduce our new Freddie and talk about all kinds of things like Star Trek translators and Microsoft makes cornhole of the week.

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Aristocratic Corn

Filmed: 9/13/2010

Length: 00:17:03 minutes

Our first show of season 2. We catch everyone up on what's been going on since we left and throw in some SSIS discussion and an excellent book recommendation for clustering.

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Sean's Killing Spree

Filmed: 6/15/2012

Length: 01:12:24 minutes

This week we have a big collection of end user mistakes, stupid vendors, chewing out DBAs, and more. Oh, and we unveil our newest award.

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A New Leaf

Filmed: 6/8/2012

Length: 01:01:02 minutes

We've decided to become a kinder, gentler show. We're no longer going to be sarcastic, hurtful, or unsupportive... for this show anyway. This is going to be a fun ride.

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Zombie Jesus Weekend

Filmed: 4/6/2012

Length: 01:19:21 minutes

Just returning from London and having missed filming last week, we're excited to be back. We talk about weather cams, teaching techs pride in their work, and the new SQL Server 2012 cert exams. And much more.

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The SANs Of Time

Filmed: 3/23/2012

Length: 01:04:00 minutes

Today we start by talking about security vs. the appearance of security. And surprise, we talk about Sean hating devs and is mad at his SAN guy. And there's so much more.

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Fake Projects for Steve

Filmed: 3/16/2012

Length: 1:08:24 minutes

We're back and on the tail of Sean's plague. This week we've got some fabulous stuff. Jen does a demo of FileTable in Denali, and Sean has a couple nice rants. We talk about a vendor who wants Sean to just shut up and do what he's told, and a great skit about disk space. We're feeling good this week so come join in the fun.

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MVP Summit 2012

Filmed: 3/2/2012

Length: 1:03:57 minutes

Well, we're here at the MVP Summit in Seattle. We stole a conference room at the hotel in the middle of the night to bring this show to you.

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Yet here we are

Filmed: 2/10/2012

Length: 1:00:29 minutes

We've got a fabulous debacle with ShrinkDB as well as a nice powershell to add users to a bunch of servers. There's a lot more too.

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Goodbye Chef

Filmed: 2/3/2012

Length: 1:06:10 minutes

This week we say goodbye to one of our favorite characters. We also have a great demo on data-driven subscriptions in SSRS and talk about security and lots of other stuff. Another great show in the can.

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Sean's Pretty Hands

Filmed: 1/27/2012

Length: 52:26 minutes

Tonight we have a very big announcement and we catch poor Itzik by surprise with it. We also have a quick ceremony and afterwards we discuss cluster disks, and we have a big discussion about sa rights and the people allowed to have them.

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Jen's Milkshake

Filmed: 1/13/2012

Length: 1:04:00 minutes

Tonight we have all kinds of good stuff. We start by paying off a lost bet, and then we talk about snapshots, form emails, and a guy who was told to stop teaching his co-workers and just do his job.

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Forced Reboot

Filmed: 1/6/2012

Length: 1:06:19 minutes

This week brings a fabulous interview skit, a nice rant, and a discussion on MVP awards. We also talk about another bad vendor call and much more. This is our first show of the year so we're kicking it off strong.

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DBAs of Our Lives

Filmed: 12/30/2011

Length: 57:22 minutes

It's New Year's Eve and we're having some fun. We've got a big puppet show, a good rant, and a couple awards.

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Xmas Special

Filmed: 12/23/2011

Length: 1:00:49 minutes

This is a xmas blowout like no other. We have our Itzik tree and we do an elf interview as well as some very naughty gifts to exchange. This is probably one of our more vulgar episodes, so be prepared for some bad language. It's all good clean fun though so come have a xmas ball with us.

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Bring in the Nerds

Filmed: 12/16/2011

Length: 1:0048 minutes

A fabulous show this week. We have Denny Cherry, and we use him to talk about the new SOPA bill debates going on in congress right now. We're also big fans of his security book. Come join the fun, but remember, when Denny's in the house language goes out the window.

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STOP!!!

Filmed: 12/9/2011

Length: 56:59 minutes

This is a special election episode. We have 2 guests campaigning tonight. We have one trying to go up into space, and on trying to get on the PASS board. And we also talk about critical stop madness and an excellent discussion on resumes.

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It's Being Mailed

Filmed: 12/2/2011

Length: 1:02:56 minutes

This was such a fun week. We talked about a ridiculous sa password breech, answered a great question from viewer email, a silly query problem, and much more. We had a good time.

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SOPA Sucks

Filmed: 11/18/2011

Length: 1:08:06 minutes

We have a wonderful show this week. Jen actually has a rant, we talk about SOPA and how bad it sucks, and we recount a nice yelling match. There's also lots more including .Net guys, and a great discussion on 5-9's.

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Stop Looking at Me

Filmed: 11/11/2011

Length: 58:24 minutes

This was a fun episode where we talk about IT guys spooning for questions, connection troubleshooting with telnet, and how much we hate SQL Workshops.

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Sexy Hat Night

Filmed: 11/4/2011

Length: 1:00:27 minutes

Tonight we talk about the best way to make sure you get training, cross-pollination in IT, and SLAs. There's more that shouldn't be missed so don't miss a word of our cutting wit.

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Campfire Stories

Filmed: 10/28/2011

Length: 1:01:27 minutes

Welcome to our Halloween episode. We start off with some scary stories and then get into a number of great topics. We talk about a new MCM, we trade rants, and finally we ask the question: How long do you deal with not getting a decent raise?

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Slightly Used Interview

Filmed: 10/21/2011

Length: 1:03:48 minutes

Leave it to us to bring you all the big scoops. We kick things off with a great story of a training company trying to sue conference speakers, and then bring you a big announcement from one of the great SQL authors of our time on his new HA book. And before you ask, yes there's more. We unveil a new award and have a great interview. This show isn't to be missed.

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Itzik Rules

Filmed: 10/13/2011

Length: 38:42 minutes

PASS Special: What can I say... every time we talk to Itzik, he shows us why he's one of the best. He's so composed, and such an experienced teacher, that we both just sit there in awe. Itzik really is the man and we got him for you again.

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We LOVE Mark

Filmed: 10/13/2011

Length: 41:53 minutes

PASS Special: We make sure we talk to Mark Souza every year at PASS. If you don't know who Mark is, he's in charge of several groups at MS including SQL MVP and SQLCAT. He even founded both of those programs. So yeah, he's not only a big deal, but he worships us and does whatever we say.

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Season 3 Opener

Filmed: 7/9/2011

Length: 1:02:34 minutes

We're kicking off another season with a bang. We get to talk to Paul Nielsen, the author of the SQL Server Bible series of books, and we reveal a new award.

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Girl Talk

Filmed: 6/14/2013

Length: 00:58:35 minutes

We had a big discussion on WIT with a call from SirSQL. We also talked about a good way to get your entire team on the same page about their goals. It can also go a great way to seeing why everybody's not on the same page. Overall a pretty good show.

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Delete^10

Filmed: 6/7/2013

Length: 01:01:00 minutes

We have a new intern! News included NSA and mind-blowing technology. Jen finds a psychic tech product, Sean's ex-co-worker has very strong opinions. Companies don't take maintenance into account, like, ever. We had a good talk on schemas and when to use them.

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Fappy

Filmed: 5/31/2013

Length: 01:04:00 minutes

Jen's been consluting for a year now, Sean's impressed with the telecom stuff at work, and we discuss some ideas for a show mascot. The Tech Tip is on Powershell, Jen is unhappy with Idera's auditing tool, but adores printing from her phone.

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Like a Boss

Filmed: 5/24/2013

Length: 01:02:48 minutes

Today we had a minor interview embarassment, proper punishments for IT sins, and a positive job leaving experience.Jen gave the weather report, and Sean talks about someone WHO IS EFFECTIVE AT HIS JOB. Weird. Tech tip: Relog. Sean interviewed level 8 wizard. No, he was an 8 at wizards.Jen praises Idera support.

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DoppelGanger

Filmed: 5/17/2013

Length: 01:02:56 minutes

On the show tonight, we talk have an interview skit, a talk about forced cluster disasters, messing with developers, and a lot of mentions of TV shows that replaced actors without explanations. Weird.

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Upgrade or Die!

Filmed: 5/10/2013

Length: 01:01:08 minutes

Tonight we had 'ultimate' news, a mild production disaster story, degrees of DBAs, and a Powershell tech tip. We had a simply lovely talk about workplace discrimination. Sean tells us about an UPGRADE OR DIE policy. A solid, solid show!

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Hey Scotty!

Filmed: 5/3/2013

Length: 01:05:54 minutes

This was a big shw! We had a resume review, an interview skit, a visit from ItsNic, talks about filling drive space and being effective and lazy at the same time. Big, big show.

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Sloppy Seconds

Filmed: 4/26/2013

Length: 01:07:23 minutes

This was a big shw! We had a resume review, an interview skit, a visit from ItsNic, talks about filling drive space and being effective and lazy at the same time. Big, big show.

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CISPA Report

Filmed: 4/19/2013

Length: 01:08:41 minutes

In this episode we have production hijinks, a review of Sean's Trainsignal course, and some interesting info about Bit.ly. Jen tells us why we should care about CISPA (and what to do). And we have a real live resume review! The tech tip was on Powershell object properties.

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Junior Associate Janitor

Filmed: 4/12/2013

Length: 01:05:43 minutes

We talked about the importance of attribution, and the perfect techie house. Sean says you should check out Kendal Van Dyke's SQL Power Doc. And we had a recruiter skit, and discussed what makes you work harder.

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Stay Gold

Filmed: 4/5/2013

Length: 01:04:03 minutes

Tonight we held a brief memorial for a fallen fellow, Alan Weber (@aauugold). We also talked about cycling error logs, a stuck replication database, handling your business the way you should, and autogrow. Tech tip was on 1NF (atomicity), and we had an interview skit! AauuuuuGOLD!

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The One Armed Shoe Tyer

Filmed: 3/29/2013

Length: 01:03:23 minutes

This week we talk about what would happen if you ran your life like Sean's last company ran IT. And I believe we also do gross bathrooms at work, and even managed to throw in some techie stuff.

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Ninja SPID

Filmed: 1/18/2013

Length: 01:05:51 minutes

We have a new set! We had a couple of interview stories. The tech tip was about starting SQL in single user mode (and controlling what can connect). Sean makes a big mistake at work. Jen ends with a "unicorn chaser".

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Real or Fake?

Filmed: 1/11/2013

Length: 01:00:29 minutes

We had a ton of real news today, plus stupid tickets, a tech tip, and an interview-off!

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Microsoft Blew It!

Filmed: 1/4/2013

Length: 01:11:06 minutes

Tonight, an argument (phobias vs. compulsions), how Microsoft has already blown it this year (for one particular thing), and a brand new segment: Choose Your Own Adventure: DBA (book 1). Also, rants and stupid tickets and suchlike. We ended on a definition of an Enterprise DBA.

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Schroedinger's Server

Filmed: 12/28/2012

Length: 01:01:50 minutes

We talked about the holidays, of course. We had a major throwdown between Itzik and ItzNic. And, we discovered a server that, in its unobserved state, could be considered both up and down.

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Xmas/Doomsday

Filmed: 12/21/2012

Length: 01:03:18 minutes

Tonight, we talked about news (as usual), getting after-hours work (not what you think), and Sean presents story time. We tell you all about making the best use of your consultant, Ridicu-tickets, and an impressive tale of blowing one's hardware out of the water.

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Vendorbaiting

Filmed: 12/14/2012

Length: 00:58:25 minutes

Tonight, we talked about news (as usual), getting after-hours work (not what you think), and Sean presents story time. We tell you all about making the best use of your consultant, Ridicu-tickets, and an impressive tale of blowing one's hardware out of the water.

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PASS 2012

Filmed: 11/9/2012

Length: 00:49:55 minutes

We're at PASS this week, and so by the time we get to the show we're exhausted and goofy. That, plus guest stars @SirSQL and @NuurdyGirl, make for a great (if punchy) show).

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Be Specific, Bob

Filmed: 11/2/2012

Length: 01:10:05 minutes

Tonight was all about Surface, PASS tips and precons, and Sean's juniors, and DB design peeves. Sean talks interviews, email ADD, and the nightmares he's giving people. And Jen gives a quick tech tip on hypothetical indexes.

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Halloween 2012

Filmed: 10/20/2012

Length: 01:02:10 minutes

This episode, we talked about Sean's junior DBAs, SAN follies, thoughts on mentoring, and MORE PASS election thoughts. We also talked about the joys of ginger and rollercoasters, how great Logitech keyboards are, and Sean's new work computer.

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Ready for PASS

Filmed: 10/20/2012

Length: 01:02:40 minutes

Today we're all about user group elections, our UG class, and not one but TWO tech tips (CUME DIST and, well, something else). Plus we address the pressing question: Black DBAs...can they make it? Wait, what?

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Precon Sean

Filmed: 10/2/2012

Length: 01:17:54 minutes

We talked about precons, news, Sean's firing story, consulting, PASS/Inappropass, and cloudy Cloud . All with special guest star Allan Hirt!

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The Wendy City

Filmed: 9/28/2012

Length: 01:00:37 minutes

Tonight we talked about consulting, PASS board elections, and a whole bunch of stuff that Sean didn't write down. So, surprise!

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DBAs@Denver

Filmed: 9/21/2012

Length: 01:02:49 minutes

This week we were in Denver for SQL Saturday #169. We talked about Denver and their great swag.

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FishBoy

Filmed: 9/7/2012

Length: 01:12:53 minutes

Season 4 starts here with a glorious discussion on ORMs, Sean's new look, and our first interviewing snafu of the year. And lots more. Of course, we also have a real live movie star in-studio.

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Just Mad

Filmed: 3/14/2014

Length: 01:03:59 minutes

Happy Pi day! We talked about geekdom for all, ORMs and their LEVEL of crappiness, code that makes Jen angry, and much more.

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A Million Monkeys

Filmed: 3/7/2014

Length: 01:02:42 minutes

On DBAs@Midnight tonight we talked out when you would separate databases into instances or VMs. Cindy Gross gets arrested for a good cause in Idaho. @Kleegeek gets our new No-Suck Seal of Approval (TM). We learn TRULY fascinating things about Duolingo, and pit big shops against small.

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Simplicity Defined

Filmed: 2/21/2014

Length: 00:58:49 minutes

The little brouhahas about PASS sessions have already begun. We talk about a delicious dish: tongue! And more on Itzik's APPLY course, Powershell tips, defining simplicity, and more.

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Guy Love

Filmed: 2/14/2014

Length: 01:03:47 minutes

We sing a special love song! And discover that Sean is the perfect Vday hubby...who knew? Sean reviews a slasher movie, we discuss troubleshooting code and a columnstore solution. The Powershell shipping requirements, the Strata conference, and many, many other things.

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Denny in the Dark

Filmed: 2/7/2014

Length: 01:10:41 minutes

Tonight we got a huge compliment on our DBARoadmap, we showed off Sean's new 4-monitor setup, we had an SP debate, gave a Powershell tip, and finished up with a big talk about feeling the fraud.

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Displayja Vu

Filmed: 2/7/2014

Length: 01:10:41 minutes

Tonight we got a huge compliment on our DBARoadmap, we showed off Sean's new 4-monitor setup, we had an SP debate, gave a Powershell tip, and finished up with a big talk about feeling the fraud.

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Kill the Internet

Filmed: 1/31/2014

Length: 01:02:53 minutes

Tonight we talked Bitcoin and money laundering, what 'industry leading' really doesn't mean, Net Neutrality's repeal, Engineer Barbie, and more!

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MS Manners

Filmed: 1/24/2014

Length: 01:05:05 minutes

This week, Sean's new Windows phone won't let him swear. Other than that, it's working out well! Also: recruiter email fail, yak shaving, a Dropbox rant, building schools in Haiti, a weird LIKE problem, and our thoughts on XML.

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Saving Private Denny

Filmed: 12/13/2013

Length: 01:00:46 minutes

This week we had a bit of news and fluffery, and then Denny Cherry chatted with us on Skype about his new book, "The Basics of Digital Privacy". And strange to say, we actually had plenty of tech stuff to talk about from work...go figure!

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Dueling Mothers

Filmed: 11/29/2013

Length: 01:01:09 minutes

It's the day after Thanksgiving! So, we talk about Thanksgiving! And by sheer coincidence, present two skits about our dear, dear mothers. Sean makes a valiant attempt to keep the show rated 'IT', and we wander around aimlessly in a fog of turkey-induced lethargy.

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Spying on You

Filmed: 11/22/2013

Length: 01:01:45 minutes

We had a BIG discussion on privacy vs BI for the masses. Sean took us on a tour of interesting resumes. And we covered Jen's opinion on what candidates should know about a company. Of course, Sean and Freddie agree with Jen. Why wouldn't they?

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I Ship You

Filmed: 11/15/2013

Length: 01:06:49 minutes

This week we have a bit of Teen Time, an episode of On the Phone, a RANT, and some techie talk: managed backups, delayed durability, and weird problems with snapshot replication. This episode is well padded with good old fashioned fluffery!

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The New MCM

Filmed: 10/25/2013

Length: 01:08:08 minutes

There's a new MCM in town, and oh yeah, it's also PASS week.

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6'4" 240

Filmed: 10/11/2013

Length: 01:04:37 minutes

We cover spanking clients, reading error messages, and we have a rant on java as well as a new episode of Superfan.

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Being John Microsoft

Filmed: 10/5/2013

Length: 01:01:45 minutes

This week we had a story about a man who needs more Microsofts. We blew someone's mind with Powershell. Two skits. Favorite author and speaker interviews. An SSPI error that wasn't Kerberos. And we remember Ken Henderson. Microsoft-Microsoft-Microsoft.

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The Adventure of the New Mic

Filmed: 9/27/2013

Length: 1:00:00 minutes

Most of this week's show is entirely taken up by the very strange, almost calamitous adventure that was Sean going to get our brand new mic. Call this one a study in the bizarre. Also starring: Hanlon's Razor, consluting, amazing new tech breakthroughs.

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Special Education Unit

Filmed: 9/20/2013

Length: 00:58:59 minutes

We're back after skipping a week, and we discovered that Sean and Jen share a psychic link regarding LOGSPACE. We dodge busses, talk about Powershell weaknesses in SQL Server, announce THREE upcoming SQL books, and we have a new bit called "On the Phone".

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No DBA Left Behind

Filmed: 9/6/2013

Length: 01:01:46 minutes

We actually had some GOOD news in the world.

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Twaint

Filmed: 8/30/2013

Length: 01:03:26 minutes

We announce Allan's new book (presale), frustrations, new awesome laptops, and we had a BIG techie discussion about one of Sean's Powershell videos (Script SQL Objects with Powerhsell, Advanced - http://t.co/IPifZW2MU5).

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Happy NutUp Or ShutUp Day

Filmed: 8/23/2013

Length: 01:05:03 minutes

We were live from SQL Saturday Oklahoma this week! Ben Affleck is the new Batman, we give the first Nut Up or Shut Up award...oh yeah, and we also found time to talk some SQL.

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The Longest Time

Filmed: 8/16/2013

Length: 01:02:07 minutes

Season five! Season five! Season five! We're delighted and enthralled and unfocused, just like the last four seasons! We have a new skit, gave an award to the NSA itself, and....well, take a look and see. SEASON FIVE, BABY!

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