I can’t say I stick to this one 100 percent of the time, but it’s definitely a deeply held belief. Given two tasks, I prefer to do the one that sucks first. It’s easy to do the fun one, spend time on stuff that is fun but doesn’t really matter, and then wind up way […]Read more "Rules to Live By: Do the Hard Things First"
A few weeks back PASS sent out a survey to get input on how to shape the 2010 Summit agenda, and now you can see the results. We had 189 people respond, not nearly as many as I would have hoped. It’s a long survey which I’m sure doesn’t help, but I’d like to see […]Read more "Results of PASS Summit 2010 Content Survey Released"
We just put the site up, starting a little earlier than last year, and over the course of this week we’ll be finalizing the sponsor plan and the call for speakers. It will be Oct 16, 2010, here in Orlando (Lake Mary – north side of Orlando), and we’re going to try for a solid […]Read more "SQLSaturday #49 in Orlando!"
Most of us have some general rules we live by, and I’ve often thought it would be a lot easier to get along with people if we had them printed and shared with everyone we met! I think we could do worse than to just live by the Golden Rule, but in real life it’s […]Read more "Rules to Live By – The Intro"
Found Ninite while browsing a list of efficiency tools on PCWorld.com. It’s a one stop super installer, you run through the menu of available applications (subset shown below) and it builds a single MSI you can download and it is supposed to automatically disable any toolbars or similar that are ‘optional’ items during the install. […]Read more "Review: Ninite"
I hear that registration is over 350 so far, with seats still available – but register soon! I’m driving up with the family on Friday the 7th, looking forward to a great event and some family time too. Register at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/38/register.aspx.Read more "Reminder – SQLSaturday #38 in Jacksonville on May 8th, 2010"
I’ve had this on my list to write about for a while, just didn’t have a great example until this week. It took me a while to learn, but a key lesson for me is that I’ve never had an idea that wasn’t made better by involving other people that wanted to make the idea […]Read more "Pride of Idea Ownership"