My friend Jack posted a nice aggregate of comments so far about the transfer of SQLSaturday to PASS, and added his own thoughts – worth reading. http://wiseman-wiseguy.blogspot.com/2010/02/sqlsaturday-acquired-by-pass-reactions.htmlRead more "More on SQLSaturday – From Jack Corbett"
Found The Adversity Index while browsing and thought I’d share. It’s interesting to see the economic trends and I’ll let you dig in to see what you think. I was more interesting in thinking about it from a reporting perspective. It’s not enough to capture data, you have to do something with it, and doing […]Read more "The Adversity Index"
Joe Healy is doing a four hour Azure training event on March 6, 2010 in Orlando, details and free registration at http://www.devfish.net/fullblogitemview.aspx?blogid=728. I’m already booked for that day, will go if plans change. I like the four hour single topic format, lets you see something fairly deep, but not so long that you start to […]Read more "Free MSDN Azure Event in Orlando"
I’m in Chicago for a couple days next week, flying in on Sunday. Anyone in the area available for dinner Sunday night?Read more "Chicago Next Week"
Just in case you didn’t see it, we’re looking for volunteers for the 2010 program committee – the team that evaluates all the abstracts submitted which in turn leads to decisions about who gets on the schedule…and who doesn’t! It’s fairly intense work from what I’ve heard, but a great way to participate in the […]Read more "Join the PASS Summit 2010 Program Committee"
I wrote an editorial for SSC back on January 19th about the perfect being the enemy of the good. It’s hard thing to explain well, yet it’s worth explaining (and learning). The comments that followed were interesting and worth reading as well, and I think reflect the challenges of our profession in that it’s just […]Read more "The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good (Again)"
Yesterday I had the Adversity Index, today it’s the Power Grid from MediaIte. It attempts to score the power of reporters and writers, media owners, etc, by using a lot of different data points; number of TV minutes, number of Twitter followers, etc. Here’s the view as I write this: Being mildly competitive, I have […]Read more "The Power Grid (No, Not THAT Power)"