2011-09-29 11:29:56Read more "Chalkboard at the Office"
I’m writing this on Sunday afternoon after the event, thinking about the event and what I want to share with you: The speaker party started with a down pour, forcing us into a too small back room that still worked. Great evening conversations. We used the built-in SpeedPASS for the first time. For those that […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday #85"
It’s 7am on Friday and I can’t wait for the day to end, head home to change and then go to the speaker party, followed by an entire day of learning, networking, and just plain fun. We’ve still got room for more attendees, if you’re in the area hope you’ll come by. It might be […]Read more "SQLSaturday #85 is Tomorrow!"
Last year it was the Tina Turner impersonator. Was it last year or the year before where the servers spun up to the point it sounded like they would take off? I thought the Tina Turner experience was the first one that really stuck. It was one of those “I was there when” moments. I […]Read more "What Will Be The Shared Experience at Summit 2011?"
I have a tendency to carry more than I need, the equivalent of the Batman Utility Belt. I just went through and did some pruning, tried to get back to the basics: Laptop. My E6500 for now. Love the machine, wish it was lighter. Looking with awe at the ultrabooks coming out, debating how much […]Read more "What Should I Carry in My Laptop Bag"
Ran across this in my reading about the Ten Thousand Year Clock, a project funded by Jeff Bezos. Awesome dream. Makes me think about dreaming bigger.Read more "The Ten Thousand Year Clock"
I wanted to start with a follow up to my last post about the officer elections and the concerns about having two officers from the same company. The question came in about whether having two from the same company increased the risk, and I want to try to answer that. The first risk is fraud. […]Read more "PASS Update #65 (Officers, September Meeting)"
Someone I worked with recently on the server side of the business had that to say about SQL Server compared to Oracle. His perception as a guy that is on the fringe if not the middle of performance problems is that SQL Server doesn’t need much in the way of care and feeding. It’s not […]Read more "No Drama"
More than once I’ve run into situations where I’m working with two people/groups that don’t get along. Especially as a manager or consultant its easy to wind up between two factions that can’t get along for reasons often lost to history. Telling them to ‘work it out’ rarely works. If they could, they would have […]Read more "Conflict Resolution"
It’s easy to get so busy with life you forget to dream, at least for me. Most of us have dreams, ranging from winning the lottery to having kids to the vacation to Tahiti. Some dreams are practical, such as paying off your mortgage. Some are less practical or even unlikely. Fulfilling dreams requires a […]Read more "Dreaming"