Sometime in the next couple weeks Rodney & Karla Landrum are moving from Orlando to Pensacola (home). I’m happy for them – going home is good! It’s funny how things work out sometimes. We’ve tried to work at having a plan in place to grow the next generation of leaders (which sometimes means just getting […]Read more "Thanks to Rodney & Karla"
I saw the post from Steve Jones about the Advent of Code contest and decided to take a look. The first one is about figuring out which floor Santa is on based on the characters in the string. I don’t know that I’ll do all of them, but it was a nice break from other stuff […]Read more "Advent of Code Contest"
Khan Academy is doing a fund raiser and I just donated $10 to help out – my kids have easily gotten that much value out of it (and I wish I could get them to use it more!). Every little bit helps.Read more "Supporting Khan Academy"
For those of you with access to the SQLSaturday admin site (used by event leaders) one of the things you can do is ‘borrow’ message templates from any event. Start at Message Center on the main menu, then Message History. Pick an event to see all the message they sent. Then click the pencil button (bottom […]Read more "SQLSaturday Message Templates – Copy From Other Events"
This year I was interested to see that they did the Hour of Code in the elementary school my daughter attends. Seems like it is catching on. Both of my children did the Minecraft exercise to completion and were pleased to be able to print out the certificate at the end. I like the concept, […]Read more "The Hour of Code 2015"
Last week James Rowland-Jones announced that he would be resigning from the PASS Board to accept a position with Microsoft. JRJ was the incoming VP this year and that causes a certain amount of turmoil: JRJ was appointed to be VP starting in 2016, but because his seat wasn’t technically vacant until Jan 1, 2016 […]Read more "New Vacancy on the PASS Board"
I’m starting the new year with a trip to Nashville for SQLSaturday #480 to do presentation on automating restores. New topic, trying it out early to see if it will be my ‘presentation of the year’ or not. Hoping to plan my trip so I have time to see more of Nashville than the last time […]Read more "Speaking at SQLSaturday Nashville in January 2016"