I took a vacation recently (well, a really long weekend) and as I like to do, visited a few book stores during that time. One was Haslams in St Petersburg, in business more than 60 years and 30,000 square feet of books. I browed for a while and picked up one old book on wood, […]Read more "Used Book Stores and Vacation Reading"
From time to time I get asked about how PASS Board members are compensated, so I thought it would make a good blog post, and I want to add to that some notes related to travel and meetings. Board members are not paid a salary, stipend, or honorarium. We get free admittance to the PASS […]Read more "PASS Update #57-Board Benefits, Travel, and Meetings"
I haven’t tried this, but run across a reference to hashtagart that looks pretty interesting as a way to use Twitter to drive people to a URL. Here’s one example of the resulting mosaic: Maybe someone in the SQL community will give it a try?Read more "Hash Tag Art"
Note: This is a good, bad, and ugly post. We took some chances, got some things right, got more than a few wrong. In the end we launched SQLRally, had a good event in 2011, and have one coming to Dallas in 2012. Way back in July 2010 as we started on the SQLRally […]Read more "PASS Update #56-SQLRally 2012 Site Selection"
I finished reading Make the Impossible Possible: One Man”s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary ($12 @ Amazon) by Bill Strickland a few weeks ago. I found it browsing at the library and the title definitely caught my attention, and I’m glad it did. It’s in many ways a biography, […]Read more "Book Review: Make the Impossible Possible: One Man''s Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary"
The school my daughter attends gives each student a workbook type thing at the beginning of each year, and it travels back and forth between school and home with them each day. It contains homework assignments, trip notices, and whatever else might be going on for that day/week. It also has an area where the […]Read more "What Color Were You On Today?"
I spend a lot of time just looking at events, watching for new ideas. At our recent SQLRally we had a representative on site from our registration company. They prepared all the badges and raffle tickets in advance, and as you can see below they had them organized in some foam with slices in it […]Read more "Another Idea for SQLSaturday"