The 2011 Election results were just posted, congratulations to Adam Jorgensen, Denise McInerney, and Rob Farley for taking the top three positions and earning a two year term on the Board. Thanks to Kendal Van Dyke, Sri Sridharan, and Geoff Hiten for being candidates this year – I hope you’ll give it another run next […]Read more "PASS Election Results"
I’m writing this on December 17th, thinking back on 2011, and it has been a good year. Not always simple or going where I thought it would go, but a good year. 2012 will bring more change as I finish my current work project in April or so and decide what to do next. Not […]Read more "Wrapping Up 2011 and a Blog Break"
Next week marks the end of my third and final year serving on the PASS Board of Directors. I’ve struggled to write this, to find the right focus, and in the end decided to write just a few thoughts that keep coming to the forefront for me. I’ll start by saying I don’t regret a […]Read more "PASS Update #69 (The Wrap Up)"
My presentation on Professional Development Plans ended up being ranked 47th out of 190, with an overall score of 4.63. The range is 1-5 with 5 being good, but it’s also a game of inches. If my score had been 4.5 I would have dropped to 90th place. Solidly in the middle of the pack […]Read more "PASS Summit 2011 Eval Results"
I wrote a while back about my coffee cup from SQLSaturday #100. I took it to work (where I usually use my #49 cup) and while waiting on a meeting to start was showing it to a colleague (who isn’t a SQL guy). He was mildly interested, asking what SQLSaturday was, was it a conference? […]Read more "Explaining SQLSaturday"
Looking at 2011 and the planned events so far for 2012 it’s easy to see that SQLSaturday is starting to catch on in many places beyond the US, including Brazil that I mentioned in a post yesterday. Have you thought about what means? Why is it happening now? What would you say if I told […]Read more "SQLSaturday Goes International"
Here’s a great post from Karla Landrum about her trip (with husband Rodney) to Brazil for the milestone making #100. What a terrific adventure and great story (now if only Karla would blog more…!). Rodney & Karla were kind enough to bring me back a gift from the event, a genuine #100 coffee cup. I’m […]Read more "Read About SQLSatuday #100 & See the Coffee Cup Too!"
It’s not uncommon to have information shared in a Word doc, but I was surprised recently to open one up and glance down to see the page counter clicking away..100…200..all the way up to 2000. I’m not sure what the maximum is (or if there is a limit), but 2000 pages just seems like a […]Read more "Why Am I Amazed By a 2000 Page Word Doc?"
Yesterday I shared the small adventure of buying a refurbished laptop. While I was at Compusa looking at laptops I browsed the rest of the store too, just seeing what they had that I didn’t know I needed yet, and that led me to the TV aisle. I’d been thinking about buying a new/larger TV […]Read more "Will You Buy Refurbished? Part 2"
A couple months back the laptop my wife uses was fading away, the internal power connector was broken/barely working and it looked like a motherboard swap would be required. Out of warranty and at $150+ for the motherboard (plus some aggravation), time to buy something new. It’s used for browsing, email, etc, and the one […]Read more "Will You Buy Refurbished? Part 1"