Did the list of states in the title catch your eye? That’s the list of states where PASS is trying to get a SQLSaturday going. I think it’s a worthy goal to try to have at least one event in each state here in the US (and every country in the world too). Maybe you […]Read more "SQLSaturday in Vermont, Idaho, South Dakota, Montana, Alaska, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Wyoming"
Status and Name Please is my latest Question of the Day at SQLServerCentral. This is a fairly easy question, but it combines two topics – substring and the user USER_NAME() function. One point if you get it right! So far close to 50-50 results. Think you can get it right?Read more "Status and Name Please-Question Of The Day"
I wrote Space Hoarders for SQLServerCentral, a discussion of why we – the DBA’s of course – are always blamed for the amount of space we use. Is it really our fault? Take a look.Read more "Editorial: Space Hoarders"
Sunday I spent an hour going over various notes and thinking about what I’ve seen in the past couple PASS elections and sent NomCom Chair Bill Graziano a list of 30 items of interest to me as far as the election cycle for the NomCom and the Board of Directors. I may publish that list […]Read more "Prepping For The NomCom"
The results were posted Friday afternoon, I placed second in the voting with 214 votes from a total of 539 voters making me one of three elected to the NomCom. Thanks to all who voted for me, I’ll do my best to do a great job for you. We should have our first meeting in […]Read more "Elected To The 2014 PASS Nominating Committee"
Didn’t get as much done this week as I’d hoped, but a little luck balanced that out! I do at least a weekly call with Kendal Van Dyke (leader of SQLSaturday Orlando this year) to keep him informed and brainstorm and as of my last update we were still not there on the event flyer, […]Read more "Building The SQLSaturday Orlando Marketing Plan-Part 17"
I was catching up on reading the minutes of PASS Board meetings and found the following except in paragraph 2 of the April 2014 minutes, highlighting is mine – use this link to read the entirety: Tim Ford questioned if the schedule is thought to be reasonable considering the amount of information that has to […]Read more "5300 PASS Voters for 2014 Election"
Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, a day worth remembering and celebrating to be sure. I like that we do so, and that we have Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day too. My grandfather served in the Navy in WW2, my father was drafted and in post-war Korea, and I served 8 years in the […]Read more "D-Day, Family, Vets, and Life"
Interesting day yesterday. A spirited discussion on Twitter, a challenging post from candidate Mark Broadbent, and a couple good threads on the NomCom discussion forum. I’ve picked some of the points where I want to add a few notes of my own (I’m not speaking for PASS on any of these, and in most cases […]Read more "Miscellaneous Notes on the PASS NomCom and General Election"
If you haven’t noticed by now I’ve been writing quite a few questions of the day for SQLServerCentral. It started, as things often do, as just something to do that was different (before this year, my last one was in 2006!) but it’s grown beyond that. It’s a really interesting short form of writing and […]Read more "A Sherlockian Question Of the Day & Why I’m Writing Questions"