The conventional wisdom tends to hold that you should trumpet your accomplishments to your boss, though in a way that seems both graceful and humble, a hard combination to achieve at best. There’s a lot of merit to the approach, because many managers don’t know what you do on a daily basis. At a high […]Read more "Quietly Professional"
I wrote Clouds in our Future to see if I could spark a good conversation about the mental shift required to consider SQL Azure as one of the options we should consider when decide to host data. I can’t say I succeeded well at that goal! I get that the tools aren’t ready and that’s […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Clouds in our Future"
The official announcement was posted yesterday that Jeremiah Peschka and Brian Moran have decided to resign from the Board and upon having two vacancies, the Board voted to appoint Geoff Hiten and Mark Ginnebaugh. Geoff and Mark were both candidates for the Board during the 2010 election. As I understand the process the Board is […]Read more "Changes to the PASS Board"
One of the gifts my Mom gave my children was a ‘Painting Rocks’ kit. Great marketing, six medium sized rocks, a book suggesting some animal paintings, and six thimbles of paint with a couple brushes! And while it may indeed be great marketing, that didn’t take away any of the fun of covering the dining […]Read more "An Artist I’m Not!"
Last week I wrote about my goals for last year and some frustration at having to make some trade offs during the year, and as I write this I find that I’m struggling to define my goals. Some of that is goal backlash, but I think more it’s a lot of ideas in my head […]Read more "Goals for 2011"
I can’t remember where I heard this recently, but it’s been stuck in my head as one of those bits of wisdom that matches with my own experience and wanted to write it down. I think this is part of why networking works and is worth the effort. Mostly for me this happens when a […]Read more "Good People Know Good People"
The schedule is posted for SQLSaturday #62 coming to Tampa on January 15, 2011. I don’t have a presentation on the schedule this year but I’ll still be attending and hope to see you on Saturday. They also have two $99 seminars running on Friday, one by Denny Cherry titled Storage and Virtualization for the […]Read more "Schedule Posted for SQLSaturday #62 in Tampa"