On software bloat…

I talked about how much still gets onto your system when you try installing Visual Studio as minimally as possible.

What is so bad about EAV, anyway?

Entity-attribute-value (EAV) is often frowned upon in the community, but there are some scenarios where it is on the right end of the trade-off spectrum.

More on splitting lists of integers

Beyond just splitting a comma-separated list of integers, I explain custom delimiters, preventing duplicates, and maintaining order.

Hiding your list of databases

I explain how you can prevent customers from snooping on the names of other customers' databases (but nothing is foolproof).

Why is IntelliSense not working?

Back when IntelliSense was first added to Management Studio, lots of people got stuck waiting for it to refresh.

Why is disaster recovery an afterthought?

People have been lulled into the false sense of security that they can set up SQL Server, leave all the defaults in place, and never have to do anything.

Negative sentiment

Microsoft abandoned content and I tried to put together a selection of bad things people said about it.