Stuart Ainsworth will be coordinating the second SQLSaturday in Atlanta, this time on April 24th, 2010. Registration and call for speakers is now open!Read more "SQLSaturday #41 Announced"
The Breach by Patrick Lee ($8 at Amazon) was a gift, and wasn’t quite what I expected based on the title. Bad guy now good guy Travis Chase is out on a mountain hike to find himself when he finds a recently crashed 747, which poses the obvious question – how do you crash a […]Read more "Book Review: The Breach"
Got the email today, SQLSaturday #30 has been rescheduled for April 10, 2010, due to projected bad weather on the original date this weekend. Andy Leonard and Jessica Moss did a great job of handling this, getting an email out early in the week to warn of a possible change and setting a deadline for […]Read more "SQLSaturday #30 Rescheduled"
SQLSaturday #40 will be held July 31st, 2010 in Miramar, FL. This is the second annual SQLSaturday organized by Scott Klein and Herve Roggero. Great area to visit! Call for speakers is open.Read more "SQLSaturday #40 Announced"
SQLSaturday #39 will be held April 24, 2010 and is being coordinated by Melissa Demsak and others from the NJ SQL Group. Registration and call for speakers and sponsors is now open!Read more "SQLSaturday #39 Announced"
I mentioned last year about my plans to write this, and to make it a semi-collaborative effort by incorporating comments back into the finished product (if I like them that is!). I thought I’d start by outlining what I have in mind, and then I’m going to try to post more on this project about […]Read more "How to Participate in the SQL Community – Draft #1"
I just spent a couple days doing some minor tuning on SQLShare and here are some notes from that effort. I already had a Google site map published, but it turns out there that is a separate format for videos I had totally missed. I think they already index the stuff pretty well, but it […]Read more "Web Site Tuning"
I’ve had to cancel my plans to attend, which also included plans for a late lunch at the Green Iguana and some touristy time before the speaker get together. Tomorrow is the main event with a great schedule, and I’m pleased to see some speakers on the list I don’t know – good to see […]Read more "Final Reminder – SQLSaturday #32 in Tampa on Jan 23, 1010"
I read Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain by Ed Viesturs ($18 @ Amazon) over the holiday break. Viesturs was the first American to summit all fourteen of the 8000 meter peaks in the world. In this book he looks at the various expeditions to K2, which he considers to be […]Read more "Book Review: K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain"
Just prior to the 2009 PASS Summit I posted about giving Twitter a try, and thought I’d report back on some thoughts after having tried it off and on for a couple months. I went into it biased, thinking it made sense for events and situations where the ability to reach a group quickly made […]Read more "Andy on Twitter"