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A year in review – The first year of Stedman Solutions, LLC.

The TL;DR summary: Life is good, business is good, and I am loving it. Ready to roll with Year 2 of Stedman Solutions, LLC. The Details It has been an interesting year.  I officially formed the business about 3 years

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Recommendation

The video shown here is entirely unsolicited feedback from a client that I had the opportunity of working with recently on a SQL Server performance assessment. Part of what I love about being in business for myself is being able to do

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SchemaDrift – Database Schema Differences – My Weekend Project

This weekend I had some spare time, so I started coding on a new project on Friday night. This project is something that I intend to include in the next release of Database Health Monitor. THis project allows users to

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The Walking Desk

Lately I was asked a question about getting steps in using my FitBit. The answer is the walking desk. This allows me to use my computer while walking on the treadmill at 2.2 miles per hour. 2.1mph to 2.4mph for me

Database Health Monitor version 2.1 Just Released

I have just released version 2.1 of Database Health Monitor, this release involved 2 months of development since version 2.0 was released in July. People often times ask me if this is free, or free to use in production, or

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DBCC CheckDB All Databases

If you use the SQL Server maintenance plans to run DBCC Check DB, you are not allowed to include TempDB in your DBCC CheckDB sequence. For a while I was using maintenance plans, and ending up adding a separate job

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Blog hosting trouble while on vacation

This last weekend I went on vacation to the San Juan islands for 4 nights. Our annual family trip to the islands for some good family time, and fishing. Here are some photos from the trip.    

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Website Outage

Last night my website (this site) experienced an outage. Sometime during the night the Mysql process hosting my WordPress website crashed. Too bad there isn’t a WordPress solution that uses a SQL Server database. Things are back now, and the

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System Outage… How do you communicate with your customers?

While watching a movie tonight, the Amazon Prime video system had an outage, no Amazon videos would play on my Amazon Fire TV Device. Netflix and Hulu worked fine, other internet traffic worked fine, just no Amazon Prime videos. After

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TSQL JOIN Types Poster (version 4.1)

After someone reported a small bug in the “two INNER JOINs” diagram, I have created an update to the poster. This is update 4.1, only a minor version upgrade due to only a small change. The thing I love about

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