One year ago, Buck Woody disappeared. He stopped blogging, took down his Twitter and Facebook accounts, and updated his LinkedIn profile to include the term “Department of Defense.” He still worked for Microsoft, but he was doing something…unspeakable. (Even more unspeakable than normal.) “How do I get my soul back out of this thing?” Good news – he’s back, but in slightly different places: Blogging at BuckWoody.WordPress.com @BuckWoodyMSFT on Twitter BuckWoody on Facebook And here’s why you should care: He’s now on Microsoft’s Advanced Analytics team (as pirates say, “ML, R”) He’s helping people use data to solve problems He doesn’t…Read
It’s time for an intervention. Here’s 3 signs you might be a data hoarder – see if you recognize your databases in Wikipedia’s list of compulsive hoarding symptoms: 1. You tend to hold onto items that most people would consider not useful: Old catalogues and newspapers Freebies picked up, like cached copies of Internet data You say, “Drives are cheap, so it doesn’t really cost much to keep this around” Things that “might” be used one day 2. There’s so much clutter that servers and drives can no longer be used for their intended purpose, and some of your data is inaccessible.…Read
Hi. I’m Brent.
I live in California with my wife Erika. I'm on an epic life quest to have fun and make a difference.
I co-founded Brent Ozar Unlimited to help make your SQL Server go faster. I also maintain sp_Blitz® and the open source First Responder Kit repo.