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"
Somehow had completely missed this one, The Architectural Journal is published quarterly in PDF format. Issue 22 seems to be the latest, and here is what it shows in the table of contents: Foreword Data-Warehouse Principles for Supporting Enterprise-Enabled BI Applications BI-to-LOB Integration: Closing the Cycle Increasing Productivity by Empowering Business Users with Self-Serve BI […]Read more "The Architectural Journal"
Recently I caught a few minutes of a CSPAN interview with Chief Justice John Roberts, part of a larger presentation on the Supreme Court (sorry, I could not find a link to it) that talked about how they handle deciding cases. At some point after oral arguments they convene in a meeting room where only […]Read more "Collaboration Patterns – Part 2"
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to be more effective at collaborating, usually in the context of a meeting. The line blurs for me there, because partly I think it’s just a meeting issue – but let me share and then see what you think. Let me start with an example. Recently I […]Read more "Collaboration Patterns – Part 1"
Before you dig in this post, take a look at my earlier notes about oPASS and Live Meeting and the great after meeting write up from Jack Corbett. Just in case you didn’t read those, the short story is that we had a remote presenter and to try to make it more interactive, we set […]Read more "Notes on the January 2010 oPASS Meeting (Live Meeting)"