Getting Your SET Options

Have you ever used @@options? I haven’t typically needed this, but there are times that you might wonder what options are set for a session. You can check in SSMS, look for defaults, etc., but there’s an easy way. SELECT @@OPTIONS This uses the @@options function, which contains a bitmap of your session settings. There are defaults with the sp_configure user options, but these can be overridden. If you want to get the options,...

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“We have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.”

“We have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.” — Steve Jobs Last week, a reader asked what tools The Hustle uses for hiring. The answer actually depends on another question: how much money do ya got? Here are a couple setups that have worked for us at different stages of growth: The cheap way: Asana + Zapier + Wufoo We did this early on and it worked wonderfully. Create a Wufoo form to collect...

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Another piece to the puzzle in naked mole rats' long, cancer-free life

Cellular senescence is an evolutionary adaptation that prevents damaged cells from dividing out of control and developing into cancer. However, senescence has a negative side: by stopping cell division, it also accelerates aging. In a surprising finding, biologists have shown that naked mole rats experience the same cellular senescence as much shorter-lived mice, yet they continue to live long, cancer-free lives.