Data Centers with SQL

Data centers consist of thousands of potent and tiny servers that run non stop around the clock. It is easy to “do” anything with a SQL database. You can do machine learning in SQL, you can run POOFs with SQL, you can test and troubleshoot if there are any conflicts in your data and more, and there are also professional services which can help you with this, and you can learn more about it here.

SQL Server 2017 supports Big Data as well as analytics, making it a good platform for solving both programming and system development problems, and a good fit for DevOps and the operations field.

SQL Server’s deployment

SQL Server can be installed on-premises or as a service (SSIS). The installation wizard for Windows provides the option of installing SSIS in on-premises, so it is the preferred option for some development tasks. SQL Server 2016 and 2017 are both SSIS-capable (it is recommended to use SSIS as much as possible for development tasks) and both versions of SQL Server are also Azure serviceable (meaning that they can be managed and scaled on a Azure Service Bus).

SQL Server 2017 supports Kubernetes, with Windows Server OS containers included for both command line and GUI deployment. With Kubernetes running on Windows Server, it’s easy to add additional services and expand the functionality of the SQL Server cluster. For more information about how to run Kubernetes on SQL Server 2017 see here

SQL Server 2017 supports Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications including Windows Phone, Xbox, Windows and Azure services, and other apps from Microsoft’s mobile app platform partners. It can also be run as a web application. The SQL Server 2018 that was released in July 2017 will also support the UWP for the same functionality as with SQL Server 2017, and will be able to run Universal Windows Applications.

SQL Server 2017 supports Core SQL and SQL Server 2017 Advanced Features. Both are included in SQL Server 2017 and can be used by users and system administrators. Users should be aware that advanced features are a good indication that SQL Server is still working well. For more information, see Advanced Features in SQL Server.

SQL Server 2017 Database Engine

As mentioned in the Microsoft Virtualization Guide SQL Server 2017 is a new version of SQL Server. In this guide, I will discuss what SQL Server 2017 has to offer the market compared to SQL Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 SP1, and what SQL Server 2018 has to offer the market compared to SQL Server 2016 SP2 and SQL Server 2017 SP3.

Another difference between SQL Server 2016 and 2017 are the addition of supported platforms such as Linux (Linux DBA, SQL Server DBA, DevOps and DBA). They are added to a list of recommended platforms.

SQL Server 2016 and 2017 Support The support for SQL Server 2016 and 2017 has been long and steady. Unlike some of its predecessors (Windows Server), SQL Server is a free service. Microsoft announced that SQL Server would be free for users with new licenses issued from January of this year. This time, Microsoft offered a one-time upgrade to SQL Server 2016 SP2 (on which SQL Server 2017 SP3 is based), and continued offering a free download of SQL Server 2015, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

Ked Woodley Transcript

For some reason (glutton for punishment? I don’t know.) I transcribed the truly bizarre interview Buzz Sports Radio in Raleigh had with Ked Woodley, a Carolina Panthers fan who recorded a rap video called “Dominate The Foe” that has gone viral since its release.

You can hear the interview here, but below is it in all its written glory, as best as I could do (I guessed in a few places, and if you listen, you’ll understand why.)

LAUREN BROWNLOW: We are joined by writer and performer of the song that's sweeping the nation or at least Panthers Nation "Dominate The Foe" - he is Ked Woodley, and Ked, first of all, we have to ask sort of what was the process that went into this song, what inspired you to write it, how long did it take - we have to know everything about this.

KED WOODLEY: It is kind of a confusing story - I hope to do a book, honestly, in the very near future. I'm looking for a ghost writer right now and this is my opportunity to get the word out - I'm looking for the best ghost writer in the world to help me write my up to this point and there's so much paranormal activity goin' on in my life, you know, and I want to thank God #1 and #2 I want to thank God's crystals because the amethyst crystal is my favorite and the streets of gold, you know, in heaven are not the only precious thing, you know, just wanna see around for eternity, you know, it's like the gates of the kingdoms of the heavens...

DEMETRI RAVANOS: Right on, brother.

KED: ...God's kingdom gonna be full of amethyst crystals...

DEMETRI: Mmm hmm.

KED: ...and this... this crystals are like... powerful... they're, you know, they're of God. They're powerful.

DEMETRI: Can I ask you a quick question, Ked? When you say you're looking for the best ghost writer in the world, do you mean someone to write the book and leave their name off, or are you looking to contact an actual ghost?

KED: Uhhhhhh... either one.

DEMETRI: OK, cool.

MIKE MANISCALCO: Are you a little taken back, Ked, with how popular you've gotten recently and the celebrity that you've been hit with trying to get to this and now you're kinda at that mark with the way people have been reaching out wanting to talk to you?

KED: It's starting to make me feel, uh, I'm a big fan of Ozzy Osborne, of Black Sabbath slash Crazy Train slash Ozzy Osborne you know [BLEEP] I'm a big fan of Ozzy Osborne I'm sayin' and um, I'm paranoid like his like #1 song I'm so paranoid now like - going out in public man it's like the crystals are trippin' literally - I got stories about that that's going in the book for real... them crystals are powerful, man. The amethyst I think is the most powerful.

DEMETRI: So give us, give us one of those stories. Where is the weirdest place you've been recognized?

KED: Um... [LONG PAUSE] I mean I've been going to the Sheetz store down, you know, off of 10th Street at the new Walmart, it's the Sheetz that's right in front of Portertown Road and 10th Street, where they meet. I've been going to that Walmart for the last four years and I've been getting some strange looks lately at Walmart and Sheetz and I'm starting to almost be like damn, I mean, I'm going to have to stop going out in public here, pretty soon, I'm afraid to be honest with you because some of the looks I'm getting - people dropping [BLEEP] and their phone bustin' all over the place whether they're looking at me or not looking at me and [BLEEP] like that. Like, paranormal activity goin' on.

MIKE: All right, so I mean is there any pressure now for a followup to "Dominate The Foe", I mean, have you been working on that or are you taking a creative break, Ked? Ked Woodley joining us here on Buzz Sports Radio.

KED: It's a funny question, you know, because - there's this guy, man, um, I can think of probably his first name. He's like for this bar? Sports? Bar pool? Bar sports or something. He's like #1 maybe like sports commentator?

MIKE: Yeah.

KED: ...for this sports bar bar spool or bar sports or something um... damn. I'm kinda blanking out on his name. I apologize to my bruhs(?) cuz I just met the dude. His name is Kaleb. K-A-L-E-B.

LAUREN: Barstool? Is it Barstool Sports?

KED: Yeah. Or it may be C-A-L-E-B. It's one or the other. One or the other. We just did a remix. Uh, I'm sorry. We did a Super Bowl party song together today and videotaped it. I think it was yesterday. I'm sorry.

LAUREN: Oh, awesome!

KED: I am confused, because I haven't been getting very much sleep, like Donald Trump's crazy ass. But hey - don't get me wrong. I'm a big fan of Donald Trump.

MIKE: Of course.

KED: Whoooooo. My big black cat. Whoooooooo.

LAUREN: Speaking of that, I have to ask. How much work did it take you to get that growl and how often have people been asking you to do that for them?

KED: I have lost my voice many times repeating that - trying to copy it as best as I could. And then I, I really almost believe I try to take it to a kind of a whole new level if you can... can I say level without getting on somebody's nerves?

MIKE & LAUREN: Yeah!, absolutely.

KED: I hear level so much until I'm tripping out on level level level level [PAUSE] levellevellevellevellevellevellevellevel [LAUGHTER] I mean I just had to do that cuz I thought it might be funny but I...

MIKE: It is!

DEMETRI: You are correct. We are talking to Ked Woodley...

MIKE: Those crystals are tripping, I'm serious man.

KED: Oh. Oh. You gotta hear this. You gotta hear this.

DEMETRI: Please.

KED: The crystals are [rolls tongue] trrrrrrrrrripping.

LAUREN: Oh! I like that.

DEMETRI: Strong. We are talking to Ked Woodley...

KED: aye...

DEMETRI: ...the creative genius...

KED: hey

DEMETRI: ...behind "Dominate The Foe", listen, Ked, before I let you go...

KED: HEY. You gotta... you gotta check out my Krazy Ked videos. Krazy Ked spelled with a "K" instead of a "C". It's Krazy Ked - K-R-A-Z-Y. I've got some videos that's been out there for several years that anybody that loves my "Dominate The Foe" rap song would love to see me trip the [BLEEP] out whether I'm like doin' a Panther growl or acting like a pissed off Panther fan that's on crack or bath salts...


KED:, PCP, heroin...

MIKE: Sure, all of them. Good times.

KED: ...did I name them all? I'm tryin'. [BLEEP].

DEMETRI: All right - Ken Woodley...

KED: I'm sorry - HEY, hey, y'all gonna bleep that out, aren't you?

MIKE: Yes. Yes we are.

DEMETRI: No problem. Listen.

KED: Oh. All right. OK. I'm sorry.

DEMETRI: Ked, before I let you go, I want to play a quick game with you, of "Wack or Fly?" where, because you are - I would say one of the best rappers North Carolina has ever known. I'm going to give you an artist...

KED: I appreciate it. I just uh... I started my rap game probably, roughly, I don't know man, five years ago maybe, or six or seven - I started my rap game - I started on a WWE rap song that I've almost finished, man. And I'm going to get probably some local talent like this dude, Kaleb, you know, the sports broadcaster, that he's like big around the South and he's saying they get something like 300 million views, in like every month...

DEMETRI: That's a lot of views.

KED: ...and they're gonna help my views...

MIKE: Oh God yes.

KED: ...because this guy, I helped him do this video, of me and him doin' another Super Bowl, you know, hype rap song, for the Carolina Panthers and [BLEEP] and I'm so happy about it, you know, like, words can't describe.

DEMETRI: Well very cool, all right, so I'm going to name rappers, and you simply tell me are they wack or are they fly. Ready?

KED: All right.

DEMETRI: All right. #1: Run-DMC.

KED: Fly.

DEMETRI: #2: Limp Bizkit.

KED: Fly.

DEMETRI: #3: Kanye West.

KED: Fly.

DEMETRI: #4: Wiz Khalifa

KED: Fly.

DEMETRI: You gotta pick one Kanye or Wiz. Which one is wack, which one is fly?

KED: All right, um, Kanye West is wack, and Wiz is, is fly.

DEMETRI: OK. Kid Rock.

KED: Um, fly.

DEMETRI: Lynyrd Skynyrd.

KED: He's... he's very fly. I'm a tribute singer too, like Ronnie Van Zant. I'm a tribute singer of Lynyrd Skynyrd, to be honest with you.

DEMETRI: What's the name of your Skynyrd tribute band?

KED: Um, I was gonna name it Freebird.

ALL: Yeah, that's a good one.

KED: It's already been taken, but we can reword it and like [BLEEP] it.

DEMETRI: Yeah, I hear ya.

MIKE: All the way.

DEMETRI: Last one, this is the one I want...

KED: Re-letter it. I meant like re-letter it.

ALL: Right.

MIKE: Oh, yeah yeah yeah.

DEMETRI: This is the one I really need to know about, and this is the one I think most people will judge you on. Macklemore. Wack or fly.

KED: Say who what? Mack-Le-More?

DEMETRI: Macklemore. Is he wack or is he fly?

KED: I don't know who he is.

LAUREN: Great answer. [applause]

DEMETRI: Ked Woodley everybody. All right Ked, where can people get your music, and see the video if they want to?

KED: It *is* all over the Internet, and I'm happy with all the fans who all is diggin' it, I mean, I'm a fan of Petey Pablo, I really am, and I would do a song with Petey Pablo, I helped him do his songs, I'd appreciate his help doing my songs, and, I mean, it's all good in the hood... bro.

LAUREN: Absolutely.

DEMETRI: I'm glad you specified in the hood is where it's all good. Ked Woodley, everybody, Ked - thank you so much. 

KED: All right, all right, yeah, you're welcome.

Make it cheaper

OK – I had a post a while back where I was going to explain how I lowered prices/got deals on various “optional” services – stuff like TV, Internet, phone – that type of thing. I wrote the first one (Internet) and kinda never got around to writing the rest because, well, it was half bragging and mostly boring. It’s something that could be easily written up in a sentence:

“Threaten to cancel.”

But it’s not as easy as that. You’ve got to do a little legwork first, and there is a little risk involved.

  • Do your research

You’re threatening to cancel, right? Why? If you’re threatening to cancel your TV service, you can get away (nowadays) with “I’m cutting the cord”, but if you’re threatening to cancel your Internet, you’re probably threatening to go to another provider – if you say you’re going “off the grid”, they’re just going to assume you’re nuts and moving to Wyoming to make pipe bombs or something, so they’ll let you leave all nice-like. Do the research. Look for emails or promotions from competitors. If you have cable Internet, look at DSL. Cable television? Look at satellite. Continue reading Make it cheaper

Retro Rasslin – WWE Royal Rumble (1999)

If you know me, you know I like wrestling, and I miss recapping shows like I used to do for Pop Bunker (R.I.P.), and with the recent availability of just about every major piece of pro wrestling video now available on demand via the WWE Network, I keep feeling the need to recap a show from years ago. Today, I’m going to see how far I can get with the 1999 Royal Rumble.

The Rumble has always been one of my favorite PPVs, with just a jumbled mess of a main event that ends up seeing one-shot gimmicks, thought to be retired wrestlers, and shocking debuts along with a card that otherwise is pretty decent most years. I’ve pretty much forgotten anything about this card (outside of the fact that it’s during the WWE “Attitude Era”), so I’ll write as I watch, with recollection and surprise coming through.

Recap package leading in was of the Steve Austin/Vince McMahon feud which was nuclear hot at the time. McMahon screws over Austin by making him #1 in the Rumble, and Shawn Michaels returns the screwjob by drawing #2 for McMahon, meaning we’re going to open the Rumble match with Austin/McMahon. That’s it – that’s all the background. The subtitle for the Rumble is “No Chance In Hell”, so Vince’s theme has been playing in the background through the whole opening package.

WE ARE NOT VERY LIVE AT ALL FROM THE ARROWHEAD POND IN ANAHEIM AND BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM cripes those damn fireworks. I used to go to a decent amount of WWE tapings during this time and the fireworks never failed to be INCREDIBLY LOUD. Fireworks should not be shot off indoors. Tonight’s Rumble is being brought to you by 10-10-220, which was something you’d dial for collect calls or cheap long distance and I’ve already lost anyone under the age of 25. Your announcers are Michael Cole and Jerry “The King” Lawler. Continue reading Retro Rasslin – WWE Royal Rumble (1999)

Blogging and Responsibility

I’ve been blogging off and on for over ten years now. I’ve never been able to make a living off of writing, but I have – on rare occasions – gotten some form of compensation for it. It hasn’t always been actual money; I’ve written for free swag, webspace, and beer, among other things. This shouldn’t be surprising for someone who signed up for three-and-a-half years to potentially enter burning buildings in exchange for “free t-shirts and beer.” But 99% of my writing/blogging has been for no compensation outside of the thrill of seeing my name online and hearing someone say that they read my post and that I got a handful of hits on the website.

Anyway, I’ve kind of talked about this in the past when I rambled about Puck Daddy, but that post was about visibility and opportunity. Today’s rambling is about responsibility.

SBNation is a network of about 40 bazillion individual sports blog websites, kind of united under one banner. Every team has a website, as does every sport, with SBNation kind of operating as a grand overseer, promoting the best posts of its individual websites (one of which I’m very fond of) on its central SBNation website. Most (if not all) of these websites existed before SBNation came along and SBNation-alized them, so content and editorial quality can vary greatly.

Which brings us to today. Continue reading Blogging and Responsibility

Today’s Internet Lesson: The Rub

Monday, Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog posted its latest 1 in their “Summer of Disappointment” series, where fans of each team write up a post going over the most disappointing aspects of their beloved team – seasons, coaches, uniform choices – that type of thing. Greg Wyshynski, editor and founder of Puck Daddy sent out a request on Twitter to get someone from each team for a then-unnamed project.

I didn’t apply, mainly because there were two guys who were better suited for the project than I was, and they run a certain website. And, well, they were interested:

So that was that. I really expected the boys to get the gig, whatever it was. So when we got the Carolina Hurricanes “Summer of Disappointment” post, I realized 1) that was the “project”, and 2) 328 wasn’t doing it, otherwise we would have heard about it already. I read it anyway, because things like this are always good for discussion, and during the offseason, any Canes article is a good article, right?

Right?2 Continue reading Today’s Internet Lesson: The Rub

High quality website

Your site must have high-quality, engaging pages. If you want a site to get attention, these pages need to be engaging and easily navigable (learn all the details at As you create these pages, keep in mind that they should be engaging, not just in terms of your copy and keywords, but also in terms of the content itself. Your pages should be engaging with the reader in some way. This can be as simple as placing the title in the center of the page, using a clear, prominent call to action, using a well-designed infographic, or any other creative technique to engage your reader.

Consejos para mejorar tu posicionamiento SEO en el sector B2B

You should be engaging, not just in terms of your copy and keywords, but also in terms of the content itself. Your pages should be engaging with the reader in some way. This can be as simple as placing the title in the center of the page, using a clear, prominent call to action, using a well-designed infographic, or any other creative technique to engage your reader.

If your content is engaging but it doesn’t have enough actionable information to make you want to read on, it may not be enough to make you want to read it. For this reason, it is important to include information that is actionable or actionable alone.

For example, if you are writing an article about how to use LinkedIn and that the content is not actionable on its own, then don’t waste the reader’s time. Instead, write an infographic, a video, or a case study that explains exactly what LinkedIn is, what it is not, and how to make it work for your business.

Use the power of social proof

Social proof is something that people tend to look for when buying things online. When people see that something is good, they will generally buy it. In other words, if you have a lot of people sharing your product, it is much more likely that your product will be chosen by your customers.

Another way that you can get more customers is by building an engaged community of people. Facebook is a great tool to do this, as people can ‘Like’ your Facebook page and interact with it. By doing this, you will get a lot of people sharing your brand.

Another way to increase your customer base is to offer a freebie to your customer to get them to purchase your product. By doing this, you will get more free customers that will come back and purchase your product. A few other ways that you can do this are as follows: Offer a free trial for your product. If you are running a niche website, this is probably the best way to get new customers to start seeing your brand as their future business. You will be getting in front of more prospects and that means more sales and leads. Offer a free product for your client to test your website. This will also give you more leads and leads will convert into customers. This will help you with the goal of having a successful business.

Bobby Flay – Embracing Celebrity Cooking’s Biggest Heel

There was a time I really didn’t like Bobby Flay.

I was an Iron Chef fan – the original series, with the dubbed voiceovers and the subtitles and the fortune teller judges and the endless supply of bonito flakes and daikon radish. It was fascinating to me (and lots of others, hence Food Network still being a channel and Iron Chef America has been running for 11 seasons and 205 episodes) and it became an 11PM ritual. It was interesting to see non-Asian chefs on the show, especially with the occasional American. Flay was one of those Americans, challenging Chef Morimoto in a battle in New York City at Webster Hall. The two had a hard, evenly fought battle, then, well, this…

It wasn’t so much the cutting board thing – I mean, who’d know that? – as much as it was Continue reading Bobby Flay – Embracing Celebrity Cooking’s Biggest Heel

Est. 2000, which is like 1947 in Internet years.