My friend Jack Corbett returned to blogging recently and one of his comments was not wanting to be the guy that just complains about things he think PASS doesn’t do (or do well). It reminded me of a comment I saw on Twitter a while back, that the poster trusted the Board to do the […]Read more "We Need Our Community Leaders to Share Their Views"
I was chatting with PASS community pollinator Karla Landrum recently and she asked me my thoughts on the auto tweets that get posted when attendees, sponsors, and speakers sign up, especially with regard to privacy. I implemented or drove the implementation of the auto tweets, trying as best I could to build some starting point […]Read more "Auto Tweets from SQLSaturday"
Great story about a client who didn’t under the different between Skype and Sharepoint – while doing a Sharepoint initiative! It’s a long post, but worth reading. Lack of shared understanding leads to a lot of misery and its often very hard to catch. Election preparedness. I didn’t dig in to see if sponsored by […]Read more "Various Links-August 25, 2012"
I ran across this report that talks about the effectiveness of transparency requirements put in place around the Recovery Act (stimulus money). Don’t get caught up in whether you agree or disagree with the stimulus money, that’s a different discussion. My summary of lessons learned: Publishing the data didn’t quite yield an army of people […]Read more "Government and Transparency"
Yesterday I went to the new Microsoft store at Florida Mall, mostly out of curiosity and something to do at lunch. It’s next door to the Apple Store, which I think is smart – Apple gets a lot of traffic and maybe some of those people decide to look at the Microsoft store for comparison. […]Read more "Microsoft Store vs Apple Store"
I’m writing this Friday evening in Cleveland at the hotel, relaxing after the speaker dinner and getting ready for SQLSaturday Cleveland tomorrow. They have a small table/desk, though calling it a desk is generous – no drawers and not a lot of surface 2 feet by 3 feet. It has a lamp that is useful […]Read more "I Think I Need A Writing Table"
I like a good status report. It may contain a few sentences or a page full of data and gauges, but done well it quickly and crisply tells the story of where we’re at on a project or task – the good, the bad, and the ugly! It seems like too often status reports are […]Read more "Status Reports"