I haven’t been to a MagicPASS meeting in a while, so it was nice to reconnect with the group at Orlando Brewing this past Thursday evening. It’s in downtown Orlando, a bit removed from the normal meeting place, but for two good reasons: It’s a working brewery You can bring your own food in It’s […]Read more "Notes from the MagicPASS Holiday Party"
The Shredder Challenge was a contest sponsored by DARPA to find ways of putting shredded documents back together. Take a minute to look at the puzzle and solutions. Interesting stuff.Read more "The Shredder Challenge"
My first outing of the new year will be at the IT Pro Camp here in Orlando, working on some tweaks to my presentation on Professional Development Plans. The full schedule has been posted. I’m looking forward to this event!Read more "Presenting at IT Pro Camp in January 2012"
2011-12-10 13:24:31Read more "More Culture-The Failure Wall"
One of our small holiday traditions is that we bake at least one home made dessert. Hard to beat the price on buying things like pumpkin pie at the store, so we try to make something that is fun, different, or hard to find. Or perhaps all three. This year the big request from my […]Read more "My Recipe for Chocolate Pie"
Sixkill is the 39th Spencer novel, and the last that was written by Robert Parker before his death. The plot isn’t bad, repugnant movie star accused of crime and everyone thinks he is guilty, so local cop Quirk asks Spencer to check into it, doesn’t want anyone railroaded into prison. The case has the usual […]Read more "Book Review: Sixkill"
My perception of the tablet market has been that the iPad is king, but at a kingly price. If I was going to use it as a laptop replacement I’d consider spending the $500 or so, but short of that I’ve watching to see what would come along that would be cheaper, if perhaps not […]Read more "First Thoughts on the Kindle Fire"
For me the Wednesday before Thanksgiving was a quiet day at work. It was one of those ‘everyone is leaving early’ days, with many opting to work the half day or so remote instead of coming in to the office. I could feel (and see) the pull of the pending break on the teams I […]Read more "Quiet Wednesday"
On my list of things to get done this week is register for SQLRally 2012 in Dallas. It’s a quick flight from Orlando and I’m looking forward to being an attendee rather than the organizer this time around! This may be one of the ‘take the family trips’ if we can reconcile the schedules for […]Read more "Registration Open for SQLRally 2012 in Dallas"
2011-11-20 14:56:50Read more "Now to End of Year"