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"
Email consumes a pretty significant chunk for me. Email for my day job, email for my blog, email from friend and family, email for learning and professional development, email with offers from various retailers I use here and there. It adds up. I use my phone a couple times a day to read and remove […]Read more "Email Pruning"
Over my career I’ve seen interviews fall into three categories: The technical part. Questions on trace flags, wait states, backups, etc, often on things bordering on trivia. They want someone that can do the job on day one without looking up how to do a backup or whatever. It’s far less about direct technical stuff […]Read more "Soft Skills Matter More Than You Think"
I’ve happened to have a few networking events happen recently that I thought I’d share, all part of trying to figure out when and how networking works best. I had a friend reach out to me (and this is someone I met from another friend) via LinkedIn to reach someone 2 more levels away from […]Read more "More Networking Thoughts"
For those thinking about an IT career the options are bewildering, and I think the education establishment doesn’t do a great job of explaining the many paths there are in IT. For example, if you’re going to write code, the world is largely split into .Net and Java. Yes, there are other technologies, but if […]Read more "IT Education Part 2"