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Eight Billion Credits for Folding@Home

Introduction On January 21, 2021, the SQL Family Team on Folding@Home passed the Eight Billion “Grand Score” count for work unit credits. This is still amazing, especially since our team has only been around since March 8, 2020. We previously passed the Seven Billion mark on December 30, 2020. We currently have 170 members on the team, … Continue reading Eight Billion Credits for Folding@Home

Top 6 Best Desktop CPUs – January 2021

Introduction Surprising even myself, I see some good reasons to pick an Intel CPU right now. These are mainly due to pricing and availability. My list is filtered down to favor CPUs that are actually currently available. This post is a quick summary of my current picks for the Top 6 Best Desktop CPUs – … Continue reading Top 6 Best Desktop CPUs – January 2021

Security Update for SQL Server 2012 Through 2019 (CVE-2021-1636)

Introduction On January 12, 2021, Microsoft released a security update for SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016, SQL Server 2017, and SQL Server 2019. This Security Update is for SQL Server 2012 through 2019 (CVE-2021-1636). I first noticed this when I saw Windows Update offering up a SQL Server 2019 Security update … Continue reading Security Update for SQL Server 2012 Through 2019 (CVE-2021-1636)

T-SQL Tuesday #134 – Give Me A Break

Introduction This month’s T-SQL Tuesday is being hosted by James McGillivray (blog|twitter). The subject is Give Me A Break. As James describes it, “Write a post about relaxation techniques, dream destinations, vacation plans or anything else relating to taking a break for your own mental health”. This post will be my contribution for T-SQL Tuesday #134 … Continue reading T-SQL Tuesday #134 – Give Me A Break


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