The call for applications for the Nominating Committee closes on Sep 10th. If you care about the future of PASS its a great way to engage. I’ve served on the committee a few times and it’s really interesting work.Read more "Volunteer for the PASS NomCom"
Yesterday I linked to two really interesting posts about PASS and I hope you read them. I’ll start with a couple thoughts about them: I admire the post from Steve for trying to do something with that’s available. It’s the essence of remembering that the perfect is the enemy of the good. Should we do […]Read more "More on Two Posts About PASS"
I’m a little late getting to this, but I think both of these are worth reading: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/open-letter-pass-group-leaders-sql-saturday-steve-rezhener-mba/ https://medium.com/@SteffLocke/sqlsaturdays-shouldnt-give-up-pass-money-a478a97ee0c7 Suggest you post any thoughts on them to the appropriate post. I’m working my thoughts about them for a post tomorrow.Read more "Two Posts About PASS"
I wrote about OLPC back in 2010 (and before that, somewhere back on a post I didnt port over here from SSC). It was a vision worth pursuing. It failed though, for many reasons, perhaps not the least of the killer branding around the “$100 laptop” which turned out to be unachievable. Here’s a good […]Read more "The Failed One Laptop Per Child Project"
Another bit of miscellany, this one shows how you can use zero width characters to tag/fingerprint data. Reminds me of the Canary Trap (if you’re a Clancy fan).Read more "Zero Width Characters"
Not even close to being about SQL, I ran across the plans for a paper model of the Hubble Telescope while doing some follow up reading on the Hale Telescope (because I just read a book about it). I haven’t attempted the model, but wanted to note it here in case I want to come back […]Read more "Paper Model of Hubble Telescope"
Earlier this year Brent Ozar invited me to attend some of his online classes for free. Free is good! Training is good! I signed up with a few thoughts in mind: I had not taken a class recently (I like to self learn, perhaps to a fault) I was curious to see how Brent did […]Read more "Getting Schooled by Brent"