My friend Aaron Nelson was in Florida recently for SQLSaturday #231 and we always find a few minutes to catch up. We talk about how we’re doing in life and how we think things are going in the world of PASS and the SQL Server community. If you’ve never met Aaron (you should!) he exudes […]Read more "Share Your Ideas for Improving PASS on September 9th (Suggestion Tsunami!)"
Just saw this in the PASS Connector: The SQLSaturday numbers are in for our fiscal year, which ended June 30, with a total of 81 SQLSaturday events (49 US/32 international) compared to 61 events (37 US/24 international) the previous year. That feels like good, sustainable growth. I hope the trend continues!Read more "SQLSaturday Numbers For Period Ending June 30, 2013"
Time has flown by and we’re just five weeks from SQLSaturday #232 on September 14th, 2013. It’s a time of excitement and a bit of chaos for those of us on the organizing team. We’re trying to finalize the budget, order shirts for the speakers, get evaluation cards printed, and all the rest of the […]Read more "Five Weeks Until SQLSaturday #232 In Orlando"
Recently I installed the Android version of the Overdrive Media Console on my Nexus 7. It’s a free app. Install via the Play store and it’s ready to go in a minute. You enter your zip code to help locate your library, pick the library you use, and then enter – at least where I […]Read more "Ebooks From The Library–Overdrive Media Console"
I recently needed to figure out how to embed Flash streaming video in a blog post. LiveWriter does Youtube ok and I thought about moving the content, but was looking for something I could get done faster. I had used the JWPlayer for streaming on a web page and they had a WordPress plug-in so […]Read more "Embedding Flash Video in a Blog Post"
I’ll be doing my PCI for the SQL DBA presentation on August 8th at 1 pm Eastern for the PASS Security Virtual Chapter. Visit the chapter page for more info, or you can register directly for the webinar. Hope you’ll attend!Read more "Presenting PCI for the SQL DBA on August 8, 2013"
Back in April Steve Jones mentioned reading a review of The Phoenix Project by mutual friend Thomas LaRock. It’s a book about IT written as a story that covers the trials and mishaps that all of us will identify with – corrupted data, SAN failure, too many projects, unrealistic demands, etc. The goal is to […]Read more "Review: The Phoenix Project"