The Murder Accountability Project is worth a look. It’s a reminder that gathering good data is hard, but once you have the data you can do interesting things – like identify serial killings. The site says 220,000 unsolved homicides in the US since 1980. A big number, but not big data – doesn’t always take […]Read more "Murder Data"
Posting this mostly in case I need it again. I needed a merge tool for Git, Kdiff is free and useful, but you have to get all the switches set up if you want full functionality (three way merge). I found the answer on this blog post (a reminder to us all to share stuff we […]Read more "Configuring KDIFF With Git"
I think it was 2003 or 2004 when someone from PASS came to Orlando and helped start what became OPASS. They stressed the need to find speakers each month and the need to have multiple people involved so that the group wouldn’t die if someone moved on. The formula was find a sponsor, find a […]Read more "Thinking about Chapters (aka Groups)"
How often is cost the deciding factor in the case of Windows vs Linux? And what if cost wasn’t a factor (noting that Linux isn’t “free” if you’re paying a support agreement)? If you look at cloud offerings Linux has an advantage in pricing because its, if not free, considerably cheaper. I wonder how many […]Read more "Would You Still Love Linux If Windows Was Free?"
If you’re at the PASS Summit and would like to meet some new people, come see us from 5:30 to 6:30! Take the convention center escalator to the first floor and turn left, you’ll see us and some volunteers. Here’s the plan: We’ll give you a large card and a marker. Write (clearly!) three topics you’d […]Read more "SQLDinner/Meetup Tonight at PASS Summit"
Read this and wanted to share as we head to the PASS Summit next week: This is how we do it: Behind the curtain of the O’Reilly Security Conference CFPRead more "How O'reilly Picks Sessions"
This year we’re trying out two ideas on Thursday night, a networking dinner (of a sort) and game night. I wanted to share some ideas on how and why we put these together. We’ve long tried to encourage more after hours events with limited success. Of course not all events get listed and many people […]Read more "Notes on Designing an After Hours Event for the PASS Summit"