Next week will begin our weekly planning call, so ahead of that (and perhaps a bit later than I should have) I sent out my draft calendar and marketing plan. It was hard to let go, I really yearn for the detail of a full project plan, but that’s just too much to tackle this […]Read more "Building The SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 20"
Below is the chart Kendal Van Dyke maintains for us in Orlando showing year over year registration counts. Don’t I wish this was baked in to the admin tools! You can see the trend has been remarkably consistent over the years (and we see the same with PASS Summit registrations, except there you see spikes […]Read more "Building The SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 19"
I’m on vacation this week, but enjoying some quiet time during the day to think a little, going back through my first 17 posts and wishing I had them printed – sometimes marking up a document is good for thinking! First, a recap of key items on the task list so far: Review previous year […]Read more "Building The SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 18"
I try to find good stories for editorials at SQLServerCentral and the one this week about Kitchen Duty seems to have resonated more than most. Take a look when you have a minute.Read more "SSC Editorial: Kitchen Duty"
Notes from the trip: Four hour drive between traffic and rain, about an hour longer than I would have liked. The new service plaza at Fort Drum on the Turnpike is nice, but I thought the old model had better/easier parking. Ah well. Speaker dinner was at Carrabas. Not a bad venue, but I think […]Read more "Notes From SQLSaturday South Florida"
I Gotta See the Code is a security question about viewing the code to a stored procedure. Two points if you get figure out all the correct answers! So far it’s working out to be a hard question, only 17% getting all of them.Read more "I Gotta See the Code–Question of the Day"
Fathers Day coincided with the family vacation this year and maybe more than some years I had the time to think a little on being a father. Thinking about the gleeful giggle of my oldest daughter when you she sees through my tricks and the devious and delightful cackle of my youngest daughter when she […]Read more "Reflections On Fathers Day"
I’m leaving early afternoon for the longish drive to South Florida for SQLSaturday tomorrow. The schedule looks impressive! I missed the last two years due to scheduling conflicts with my vacation, this year I made things easier and scheduled my vacation to coincide! I’m on vacation all of the following week and we’ll spend that […]Read more "SQL Saturday South Florida And Then Vacation"
It’s been a while since I’ve used SSIS for anything of substantial complexity, and a lot longer than that since I went through the SSIS class that Brian Knight taught back when we were in the training business together. Recently I had a chance to take on a small project with some twists and it’s […]Read more "SSIS Lessons Learned, Or Not, And Mistakes Beginners Make"
I read a lot and one of the topics I enjoy reading about is woodworking. Recently I’ve been on a de-clutter kick and part of that is a trimming down a big stack of wood working magazines. I sent some to a friend, and was thinking to drop the rest at the used book store […]Read more "Giving Away Woodworking Magazines"