2011-11-20 13:41:33Read more "Saxophone Fire and Bad Words"
Just saw the official announcement MS TechEd will be in Orlando June 11-14, 2012, at the Orange County Convention Center. Here in Orlando that means we need to get busy with oPASS and ONETUG to see if we can engage some of the speakers that will be in town for the week – always seems […]Read more "TechEd Comes to Orlando in June 2012"
I was astounded to see this blog at #4 on the list from the recent SQL Server Magazine Community Choice Awards.Read more "SQL Mag Top 10 Bloggers"
We’re looking for ideas – see the post on designing the logo!Read more "Logo for The Mentoring Project"
The client I work with as a lot of conference rooms, all with the standard Polycom conference phone that works well enough. Most just have the phone, a few have the extension microphones (image below). I was a couple minutes early for a recent meeting where I was an attendee but not the host, and […]Read more "The Mute the Phone Office Prank"
Last weekend I needed to go to Home Depot to get a five gallon bucket and a lid so we could store some rice we had purchased at Costco in bulk. The bucket was $3, and the lids were next to it for $2. We already have one of these setups at home for flour […]Read more "Review: Gamma Seal Lids"
Highest Duty, My Search For What Really Matters by Chesley Sullenberger is the autobiography of the pilot who landed Flight 1549 in the Hudson. I listened to it as an audio book and was pleasantly surprised, it was a well done effort that covered a lot more than just the landing in the Hudson, though […]Read more "Book Review: Highest Duty, My Search For What Really Matters"
For a long time a core piece of my ‘style’ has been to wander the halls a couple times a day to see what is going on. It’s been effective as a consultant and as a DBA, I get a lot of requests for help as I pass by that I wouldn’t get if they […]Read more "Managing By Walking Around"
A while back I posted about Culture Posters, a technique for trying to build your culture by writing down the core attributes. It’s worth doing, but is a poster enough? How do you get the team to truly absorb it? The CIO I work with right now took those same values and had them put […]Read more "Culture Cubes"
2011-11-13 15:34:38Read more "Distance Decreases Stress"