I posted about one of my questions of the day called The Unusable User last week and wanted to return to post some final stats and thoughts on how it turned out. First the stats: Overall the comments on the question were good, especially about the style. I’m not sure what the style […]Read more "Follow Up on The Unusable User–Question Of The Day"
I write editorials once or twice a month for SQLServerCentral and have fallen out of the habit of mentioning them here, so trying to resume doing so. Today it’s The Perfect Environment, which is, as you might guess, discussing to what degree you strive for perfection and how far along on the path you are. […]Read more "SQLServerCentral Editorial: The Perfect Environment"
I’ve volunteered to lead the marketing effort for SQLSaturday Orlando this year. Broadly speaking that means drive attendance to the main event as well as any seminars we host on Thursday or Friday. We’ve hit a cap the last few years, never getting beyond the 275-300 range (I’ll get exact number later this week for […]Read more "Building the SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan–Part 1"
My latest question is live today – Can’t See The Forest For the Logins is worth 2 points if you’re playing for score. It’s another question where you have to infer some to get the answer. So far it’s proving to be a tough question, be sure to read the comments after you try it. […]Read more "Can’t See The Forest For the Logins–Question of the Day"
If my blog history is correct the last time I presented at oPASS was January 2012 – that seems like a long time ago! I’ll be back at oPASS in April doing two presentations (to make up for missing 2013!): Building A Learning Plan What should you learn next? How do you decide which topic […]Read more "Speaking at OPASS – April 2014"
My latest question The Unusable User is live today over at SQLServerCentral. It’s a three pointer, how is that for an incentive to give it a try? Here are the early stats, it’s definitely a hard question (or badly written? nah): I’ll post follow up on thoughts on this one later in the […]Read more "The Unusable User–Question Of The Day"
Nice to have a SQL track! Looked like it averaged 20-25 attendance per session. Ran smooth, thanks to Esteban Garcia and the volunteers from ONETUG Had a couple great conversations about PCI and security after my presentation Ran into quite a few people I know on the code side, reminds me I need to crossover […]Read more "Notes From the Orlando Code Camp"
Rodney Landrum presenting Lots of free form demos, very light on slides – nice change Looked at Power Pivot, Power Query, and Power Map Pivot vs Query is confusing, when to use what? Query seems to support more data sources Nice demo of pulling in SQLSaturday upcoming events from web page, using a very nice […]Read more "Notes From the March 2014 oPASS Meeting"
Got the email confirmation yesterday that I’m on the schedule – looking forward to being back in Jacksonville.Read more "Speaking At SQLSaturday #298 in Jacksonville on May 10, 2014"
Hopefully you had a chance to answer the Alas Poor Snapshot, I Knew Him Well question of the day than ran yesterday. Overall the comments on the question were positive, it was interesting (and intuitive I guess) to see that the detailed explanation of all the answers was appreciated. So far about 900 people have […]Read more "More On Alas Snapshot"