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"
Last night (8pm Eastern) I had my first run as a 24HOP moderator and wanted to share some thoughts on it: I usually use the microphone on my laptop, but in test we were getting echo in some places. I fixed it by turning down the speaker volume. Definitely recommend a headset as safest plan. […]Read more "Notes on Moderating a 24 Hours of PASS Presentation"
I like to look at things that have been in use for a while to see how they hold up. Sometimes it’s a way to be smarter or more cost efficient the next time. Sometimes a reminder to sweat the small stuff. Sometimes it is just interesting. Here’s one example. About 6 years ago I […]Read more "How Will Your Product Fare Over Time?"