Denny and the Midnight DBAs

A couple of weeks ago the Midnight DBAs were kind enough to invite me to their web show “DBAs @ Midnight” to talk about my new book “Basics of digital privacy”. It’s a video which is a bit different from what you’ll normally see here.

As this is a late night talk show style webcast, this show may not be safe for work … or kids.

I had a great time on the show and I hope you have a great time watching it.


SQL Server Radio – Show 6 – Conference Season

This post is a little bit different from prior recordings which I’ve posted. The big difference here that you’ll notice is that I’m not the person doing the interview, instead I’m being interviewing for SQL Server Radio which you can find at In this recording by Matan, which was done at the SQL Rally Amsterdam, we cover a bunch of topics.

Normally Matan does his podcast in Hebrew as he’s normally recording in Israel. This recording is thankfully in English as my Hebrew is a little rusty. 🙂 The part with me which is in English starts a little more than 5 minutes into the recording.

You can find the original posting on Matan’s podcast site or you can listen to the recording below.

Episode 029 – Jessica Moss


This week in episode 029 I’m joined by Jessica Moss who is a Senior Business Intelligence & Data Warehouse Architect from Virginia.  In this episode Jessica and I talk about what a data warehouse is, and some of the problems that came come up with working through a data warehouse project.  Specifically how the language of the business, who has their own language much like IT does, can greatly impact how the data warehouse project is worked through.  Additionally you need to get people to set aside their own ideas of how things need to be done so that, at least for a while, people who are working on the data warehouse project focus on the data warehouse and it’s needs not just the needs of the line of business application which they normally work on.

Episode 028 – Sean and Jen McCown

SeanJenThis week in episode 028 I’m joined by the Midnight DBAs Sean and Jen McCown.  Sean and Jen are located in Dallas Texas where they broadcast the Midnight DBA webcast from.  In this weeks episode we talk about a bunch of different topics including some of the issues with moving from a more traditional job role as a database administrator to being an Independent Consultant, among other topics that you’ll just have to listen in to explore.  We do kind of jump all over the place.

Episode 027 – Boris Hristov

Boris HristovThis week in episode 027 I’m joined by Boris Hristov from Bulgaria.  Boris is a SQL Server Database Administrator and Trainer for HP in their consulting services branch of the company.  In this episode Boris and I talk about why all DBAs need to have basic presentation skills.  And it isn’t even for those DBAs who want to get into presenting, but just the normal DBAs which most of us are need to bone up on our PowerPoint and get used to standing in front of our peers at the office from time to time.

Aside from that we also chat a little bit about some of the issues that people are seeing when it comes to adopting SQL Server 2012 (hint, it’s mostly a money problem).

As always, thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy the show.

Episode 026 – Chris Testa-O’neill, John Martin & Andre Kamman

This week in episode 026 I’m joined by Chris Testa-O’neill, John Martin and Andre Kamman.  Chris is a BI consultant with CoEo based in the UK, John is a Database Administrator based on the UK and Andre is a BI and SQL Server consultant based in the Neatherlands.  In this episode, which was recorded at SQL Saturday 194 in Exeter, England, we talk all about BI Architecture and some of the things that people should be looking at when starting a BI project.

I hope you enjoy the session.

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