Compromise is one of those things that makes the world work. I can’t say I’ve always been good at it. It takes practice and more practice, listening deeply to what the other side says and doesn’t say, and looking inward to separate pride from what matters. That led, for me, to my philosophy of “I’ll […]Read more "I’ll Meet You Half Way–Compromising To Win"
I was catching up on reading today and saw that Instructables had a how-to on “tattooing” a banana, also called banana oxidation art. I had bananas available, so I printed SQLSaturday on some paper, taped it to the banana, and starting punching holes with a straight pin. It only took a few minutes to do. […]Read more "Bananas For SQLSaturday"
Here’s a quick plug for The Missing Windows 8 Instructional Video. I watched it and learned quite a few things, then forwarded it to my wife to watch and she found it useful as well. I’m torn on this – I’d like to think a good UI is intuitive and shouldn’t need a how-to, but […]Read more "Windows 8 In 25 Minutes"
OPASS meetings are held at Logans Roadhouse in Sanford now, I think the fourth location over the past couple years, but maybe the best so far. Easy access, plenty of parking, the only downside for me is that it’s all the way across Orlando from where I work. Took an hour to make the drive […]Read more "Notes From The January 2012 OPASS Meeting"
I’ve had the Nest Thermostat on my wish list for a while. It has looked like an interesting bit of technology, just hard to justify the $249 price. This past week the little plastic nub that changes from AC to heat broke on my not-exactly-high-tech thermostat, so I decided to splurge and try the Nest. […]Read more "Trying the Nest Thermostat"
I bet if you think about it there are lots of times when people ask what you think about a problem. We in IT are geared for that, we love to solve problems, and getting a new problem sparks the same kind of salivation that your dog does when he sees a new bone land […]Read more "Give the Gift of Feedback"