I’m writing this the day before Xmas, trying to finish up a bunch of odd tasks before the holiday weekend begins. As I look back at my goals and experiences for the year, it’s mixed emotions for me. I ended up sacrificing some goals to make others happen, a decision which seemed right then and […]Read more "Looking Back at 2010"
Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers by Stan Slap ($15 @ Amazon) is about finding a way to mesh your personal values with the values of the business, and how showing your values to your team and encouraging them to live and work to their values can […]Read more "Book Review: Bury My Heart at Conference Room B"
My friend Malathi (Mala) Mahadevan has chaired the Louisville PASS Chapter for the past couple years, and will be heading up their second SQLSaturday in January 2011. She’s started a blog at http://beyondrelational.com/blogs/diligentdba/default.aspx that I wanted to share. Getting started and finding your voice takes time, hope you’ll follow along and post a comment or […]Read more "Meet a New Blogger: Malathi Mahadevan"
We’ve updated the original flyer to the new and improved model that has the prices. The image below is a screen capture, download the real flyer to get the best resolution. We’re in the process of ordering print copies now and will be working to distribute them beginning in January, focusing on chapters/groups in the […]Read more "Updated SQLRally Flyer"
This time the plan was to go to Arby’s because it was close and my friend Rob had coupons for buy one get one. Four of us go, we get there and then do the coupon dance, who wants chicken, who wants roast beef? Finally two of us decide on the chicken sandwich, but to […]Read more "Lunch Story #3–No Free Sandwiches"
I read a lot, and often marvel at the effort that goes into writing them, and I think I get part of that appreciation from watching my friend Bob write his first novel, Say Goodbye. He’s worked hard at it, growing it, changing it, polishing it, and sweating over the question that I suspect every […]Read more "Book Plug: Say Goodbye"
Lately I’ve been having some unusual lunches, starting with the bbq fiasco from last week. For this one I have no one to blame but myself! This time I was working out of my office and remoting to a client, lots of stuff going on and the time flying by. The weather here has been […]Read more "Another Lunch Story"
Recently some friends invited me to try a BBQ place that they enjoyed, so I went along hoping for the best, never know what you’ll get with off the path bbq, but hoping for a good meal and to BBQ in Florida that my friend Wes Dumey hadn’t tried yet! To end the suspense early, […]Read more "Unusual BBQ"
Sent by a friend (yes, it’s a mild fake), but still, shouldn’t someone open a SQL bar or coffee place?Read more "The Bar Where Everyone Queries Your Name?"
Our December meeting was a time for a lot of changes: New location, the Hampton Inn in Lake Mary. It’s further north in a good tech area, great access, decent parking, decent room. New leaders. Well, sort of. Jack Corbett had been co-President for a year, but now he’s the sole big dog, and has […]Read more "Notes from the December 2010 OPASS Meeting"