Top 10 Signs you are a DBA(or have been one for too long)
Many moons ago(well about 4 years) we were using a top 10 list as an ice breaker for SQL Server User Group and Conference Sessions. Through a combo of my limited memory plus Michael Raheem and Patrick Conlan's archives I've managed to find most of the list. As we are starting a new conference season I wanted to see if these are still funny and if you folks have any better/newer. Below is our top 10, plus some that did not make, if you come up with a rib tickler that we use I'll arrange to send you some SQL Server SWAG.
10 ...your closet is ordered by size, then colour, then style
9 ...your first reaction to your kids credit card/phone bill is to ROLLBACK
8 ...you spend your lunch break inventing new DBCC commands
e.g. DBCC LOSE_DATA(‘annoying_user’) WITH NORECOVERY
7 ...your partner asks you to figure out which kids want chocolate ice cream at the birthday party and you instantly start coding the query in SQL.
6 ...you make a backup-copy of your ring binder, store it in the "offsite" shed and restore it twice a year to make sure it works
5 ...you remove the cursor from your computer and use the keyboard because “cursors are the devils seed”
4 ...when your partner asks you to tidy up you run a DBCC
3 ...your grocery list is normalized.
2 ...the high point of your day is killing an offending user process
1 ...you debate adding an index or deleting a user for performance improvement.
And the ones that did not make it;
...you understand the need to answer a question with another question
...you know the developers mean well
...you think SQLCLR is a 4 letter word
...Scott Adams is writing your autobiography
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