A few weeks ago I started clearing space for a small garden. Tedious work due to the area of the yard I picked, tons of some ugly vine that took hours to remove. I built four mini raised beds by using some 1×4” fence pickets and a small block of 2×4” at each corner. Not […]Read more "Gardens and Scarecrows"
I’ve had making home made ice cream on my list of things to try for a while, since watching an episode of Good Eats. Just never got to it as kid, seemed like a good thing to do now with my own children. I spent all of 5 minutes browsing Amazon before settling on the […]Read more "Review: ICE-21 Ice Cream Maker"
Somewhat of a strange title, but it’s been an interesting journey to understand that I do take risks and to realize that taking risks isn’t bad. I’ll start at the middle of the story. A few months back I let the PASS Board know that I was cancelling a project and calling it a failure […]Read more "I am a Risk Taker"
Before I get into my thoughts, go vote! Here are the options this year for the SQLRally pre-cons: BI Sessions: http://www.sqlpass.org/sqlrally/2011/PreConsforVotingBI.aspx DBA Sessions: http://www.sqlpass.org/sqlrally/2011/PreConsforVotingDba.aspx Developer Sessions: http://www.sqlpass.org/sqlrally/2011/PreConsforVotingDev.aspx Misc Sessions: http://www.sqlpass.org/sqlrally/2011/PreConsforVotingMisc.aspx Here is the voting link. Voting closes 8 am PST on November 2nd, 2010. For those of you not following along already a “pre-con” is […]Read more "SQLRally, Pre-Cons, and Taking Risks"
I’ll have a longer post next week about my own risk strategy, but I wanted to write this first, both to start getting some ideas working and to see the questions that arise. Failure of any kind isn’t widely regarded as good, and I’m not encouraging anyone to not plan. But especially in business and […]Read more "Failing Fast"