I’ve had making home made ice cream on my list of things to try for a while, since watching an episode of Good Eats. Just never got to it as kid, seemed like a good thing to do now with my own children. I spent all of 5 minutes browsing Amazon before settling on the […]Read more "Review: ICE-21 Ice Cream Maker"
The Idera ACE program is something I’ve been involved with for over a year now. I’ll share a bit of the back story, and some thoughts on how the idea has grown and morphed since then. Back in late 2010 I had a couple conversations with David Fargo and Heather Sullivan from Idera, they had […]Read more "The Idera ACE Program, So Far"
The call for applications is open today, a chance for six lucky people to do more in the SQL community for a year. Idera will sponsor your travel to a few events in the US, invite you to do webcasts that often have 1000+ attendees, and work with you to raise your profile in the […]Read more "Apply to Be A 2012 Idera ACE!"
I tried this out – Change.org that is – recently as part of a post about PASS and wanted to post a few comments about the experience. Setting up a petition was very easy and they do a good job of walking you through the process. The total time is maybe 10 minutes to set […]Read more "Petitions on Change.org and Thoughts on Changing PASS"
Good discussion of how USB charging works.Read more "Link: How USB Charging Works"
I saw this write up about the built in ability to both restore to factory settings as well as just refresh (basically a clean install but preserves your data). It’s not a dumb idea, it solves a common problem that has been already a long time. Way way back when I started in IT doing […]Read more "Windows 8 Easy Refresh?"
I’ve managed to get by for more than 3 years with the original 64G SSD in my laptop, but lately I found myself having to prune things to keep getting by. Pruning isn’t bad, actually good to do, but a pain to be forced into it. I decided to look at upgrading, both to have […]Read more "A New SSD For My Laptop"
It’s been quite a while – where did the time go? – since I had done a presentation for oPASS, so when I heard in December that our planned January speaker had cancelled I was happy to volunteer to fill in. The presentation they picked was the one I did at the Summit last year […]Read more "Notes from the January 2012 oPASS Meeting"
Yesterday Bill Graziano announced the appointment of two Directors (Kendal Van Dyke and James Rowland-Jones) to fill vacancies on the PASS Board (one vacated by me as of Dec 31st, and one vacated by Douglas McDowell moving into the VP Finance position). I am unhappy with that decision. The current by-laws allow the Board to […]Read more "PASS: Time to Change the By-Laws"
I’m stepping out of blogging-break mode for a few minutes to share that I’ll be presenting Building Your Professional Development Plan to the members of oPASS on January 10, 2012. It’s obviously not a technical presentation, but one that has always been well received by technical audiences and one that is fun for me to […]Read more "Presenting at OPASS on January 10, 2012"