The Problem Solver. Ever scoffed at personality types? Surely none of us are just one thing, but often we are mostly one thing, or at least one thing that is easily identified as being a big part of who we are. Writing this I was thinking about two things from the perspective of a manager: […]Read more "SSC Editorial: The Problem Solver"
One of the big goals for SQLSaturday was for it to be a membership drive. It’s worked hugely well in some ways; we’ve added tremendously to the number of PASS members, grown the size of the Chapter mailing lists (for those that held a SQLSat), and introduced a lot of people to PASS/Chapters. But has […]Read more "Does SQLSaturday Increase Chapter Attendance?"
Compliance training, never a fun topic and I think that is too bad. A combination of companies checking the box, lacking imagination, and being stuck with rules that require doing it annually. Do we really need to review the employee manual if it hasn’t changed since last time? Or if we were notified of updates […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Annual Security Compliance Training"
When a new SQLSaturday event is launched an email is sent to all the speakers who have opted in to notifications for the region, basically saying “we hope you’ll speak at our event”. It’s lightweight and useful, and generally the only ‘send to all speakers’ message for that event, but with around a 100 events […]Read more "SQLSaturday & The Speaker Wait List"
Meeting is held at Sonny’s BBQ, they have a long room (used to be outside seating) that works pretty well for a small group. Plus the food is good! Presented the basics of avoiding, detecting, and repairing corruption 11 attendees. Was worried for a few minutes, almost everyone came in about 6:25 for the 6:30 […]Read more "Notes From The August 13, 2015 Spacecoast SQL Meeting"
Meeting held at Nova Southeastern here in Orlando Arrived early to meet David Pless, good thing we were early – couldn’t get the display to duplicate, some kind of problem with the projector set up. Finally had to set things up so he could sit facing the screen for the demo part Attendance about 25 […]Read more "Notes From the August 12, 2015 oPASS and MagicPASS Meeting"
My mom gave me a book about Leonard Nimoy recently and we talked later about the impact his life had on others and his role in the rebooted Star Trek. One more reason to love my Mom, she loves Trek! We talked about how having Spock (Spock Prime!) show up in the movie bridged the […]Read more "A Quote from Spock"
David Pless is presenting: Query Store is a new feature in SQL Server 2016, and is also available in Azure SQL Database V12. Query Store is designed to help with query performance troubleshooting by making it easier to identify poorly performing statements and finding scenarios where performance regresses. In this session we will discuss how […]Read more "oPASS & MagicPASS Meeting Tonight"
Scott McKenzie was the DJ of Mix 105 here in Orlando for an astounding 24 years and that’s been the main station I listen to for about the same amount of time. Curiously I don’t know who was there before Scott. You know how it works, you scan stations until you find something you like […]Read more "Farewell Scott McKenzie"
Ran across this while visiting the Air & Space Museum over the summer, the Smithsonian launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to conserve and digitize the suit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon. I donated a dollar and I see they’ve already passed the funding goal of $500k. It will be interesting to see the results, […]Read more "Using Kickstarter to Save Neil Armstrongs Spacesuit"