Getting ready to head to Germany and SQL Konferenz next week. This will be the fourth consecutive year for me at SQL Konferenz. I enjoy the event and visiting Darmstadt, home of the European Space Agency. (Canada is a member of the ESA despite not being in Europe, and they say Americans are geographically challenged, but whatevs). This year I will have two sessions. Together with Karen López datachick, we will be offering a full training day session on February 14th titled “Advanced Accidental Database Design for SQL Server." The other session I have is on February 16th and is titled “Upgrading to SQL Server 2016." If you do attend, please stop by and say hello and ask me about the Super Bowl.
As always, here's a bunch of links I found on the Intertubz that you may find interesting. Enjoy!
Never mind getting Apple to help unlock a phone; the government can always just take it apart if needed.
Ah, memories. I recall when and where I was when I found out Slammer had made its way inside our systems. The classics always find their way back.
The real number is probably closer to zero than one. And I don't want my bank to just detect a breach, I want them to prevent a breach.
I found this interesting enough to share with anyone that has 15+ years in IT already and is noticing all the new shiny things being used by those darn kids coming out of college.
This is one of those things that sounds great in theory, but not so great in practice. Humans will always find a way around the rules. Always.
This ransomware business will get worse before it gets better.
I'm not saying that the only reason I go to Germany is for the schweinshaxe, but it's near the top of the list: