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Last Friday Lenovo told me my new laptop would ship this Monday, or “much much sooner”. Monday I called to check the status – seeing as how the online status page still was not updated – to be told that due to constraints it would not ship until the 27th. The agent was unable to […]Read more "Lenovo–Three Strikes"
More stuff you may find interesting. Prepare for your first security breach. Sobering. As data professionals we’re going to get pulled into these incidents at some point when they happen. Read now and hope it’s never on your watch or even during your tenure. Conways Law says that organizations design systems that match the communication […]Read more "Interesting Reading for September 18, 2012"
My current client has a five story building, two break rooms and two sets of bathroom per floor, with I’m guessing 200+ people per floor – a lot of traffic. One cleaning guy cleans them all and he seems to hit them all at least twice a day. I’m guessing he works for the building […]Read more "A Job Done Quietly and Well"
For the third year Steve Jones and I are coordinating a very informal networking dinner on Monday night the week of the 2012 PASS Summit. Our formula isn’t complex – find a place where people can come for dinner and drinks, greet them at the door and guide them to a table with other interesting […]Read more "Going to the PASS Summit? Join Us at a Networking Dinner"
Most managers and employers distinguish between attending a conference and training. We (the royal SQL community we) offer quite a few one day seminars during the year that clearly fit that simple definition of training, but I don’t think we’re closing the loop. We should be giving them/sending them a nice printed certificate of completion, […]Read more "Certificates of Completion for SQL Seminars"
Order status on the web site still shows an estimated ship date of the 4th (of September) for my X1 Carbon. Called again today and the story is that it’s supposed to ship on the 17th, but the Ethernet dongle – which previously was forever tied to the laptop – now will be shipped separately […]Read more "Update on My Lenovo Laptop"