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I believe that a good DBA should have well developed “peripheral vision”. It helps everywhere — troubleshooting production issues or performance problems, database/application design, system architecture, reading documentation, etc. I also notice that a newbie DBA with good peripheral vision catches up much faster than a strictly focused person.
I have been working on issues that relate to security certification at a number of our clients, and I can’t say that I have anything good to say about it.. Compliance standards are set such that you are protecting against the bulk of the people out there. This is generally very good practice, but when you rely on standardization alone, you open yourself to real danger.
My name is Dave Edwards, and I started at The Pythian Group a week ago my work here has been given the title Communications Specialist. This position is a new one, so I’m building it as I go.. In general terms, my job is to help Pythian tell its stories. That takes in everything from technical documentation and whitepapers, to our blog posts. Wherever words are required.
It’s time for vacation for me.
I am off to Europe and then vising home – Sofia, Bulgaria. I will be back in 4 weeks. Yes I did earn to have a long vacation, and yes, Pythian is really nice in allowing me to have it all at once.