As required, the Board has posted proposed changes to the bylaws for review by the members. The changes are fairly straight forward, reducing the number of Board seats by 2 – a change driven by CA choosing to relinquish their two seats. I like seeing a small and very specific change made, it’s easier to […]Read more "Review of Change to PASS Bylaws"
I just sent Wikipedia five bucks. As someone who uses Wikipedia and finds it useful, I’m willing to donate in the hope that it grows, improves, and generally does better than the year before. I don’t know or think that it’s perfectly run or that they spend every dollar perfectly. No organization does. I didn’t […]Read more "Supporting Wikipedia & Other Organizations"
I’m a bit late posting this, but it’s worth a couple minutes to check out the Community Choice awards, might see a product that you haven’t tried or haven’t thought about lately, maybe something that will solve a problem or solve it better than you do now.Read more "SQL Server Pro Community Choice Awards"
Friday (Dec 20, 2013) the Google Doodle was a crossword puzzle. I was curious so I clicked and yes, it was a full puzzle. It’s been years since I did a crossword. I did them for many years on Sunday, kind of a family tradition, but stopped somewhere along the way – I think it […]Read more "Google IQ Test"
Last week I had one of those days when I read something and then heard someone talking about the same thing – in this case the dual reference as about NFC tags. NFC stands for near field communication and is built into some smart phones as a way to interact with the ‘tag’. That lead […]Read more "NFC Tags-Fun, And Maybe Useful at SQLSaturday"
For those that attended the webcast I did last week for Idera the companion whitepaper is now available for download. You can view the recording and/or get the whitepaper by just entering basic contact information. Also, one of the things I mentioned in the webcast but omitted from the slides was Chocolately.org – it’s a […]Read more "First Week As The DBA Whitepaper Published"
Today I ran through the first tutorial at Code.org. It has 20 very short lessons that use Angry Birds and zombies to teach the very basics of programming – instructions, loops, and conditionals. It was very well done, a nice UI supplemented with some short and interesting videos as you progress. Tonight I asked my […]Read more "Learn To Code"
Today at 3 pm EST I’m presenting Surviving The First Week As The New DBA. Some of the topics I’m going to discuss are: About the goals you should set for your first week on a new job as a DBA Why backups & free space are the most important things to take care of […]Read more "Webcast Today: Surviving The First Week As The New DBA"