I drove to Clearwater (and back) yesterday to attend and present to the Pinellas SQL group. Misc notes from the trip: Started my trip at 2pm because Tampa traffic is very heavy after 4. Crossing the bridge (it’s a long bridge) there was an accident on the other side, traffic stopped. For once I was […]Read more "Notes From the April 19, 2016 Pinellas SQL Meeting"
Quick notes: Speaker dinner at Spaghetti Warehouse. Good location, but just a little confined and a little noisy. Perfect location is hard to find! Signs were up and looked good, though I heard a few people still weren’t quite clear to park (it’s a big parking lot). One or two more signs and/or a greeter […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday Tampa 2016"
I gave my presentation on automating restores. Part philosophy (why you need it) and part tech (one way to do it). Title still needs work, maybe the abstract too, but once we get started it seems to engage people. The biggest thing I’ve noticed from doing this presentation is the…unease?…when PowerShell is brought up. More […]Read more "Notes From the February 2016 OPASS Meeting"
Last month I visited MagicPASS, this month I’ll be at oPASS and presenting again on my pattern for automating database restores. It’s a still evolving presentation, but one that I think engages attendees. They know how to restore, they know why, so it’s just layering some ideas on top of that. If you’re in the […]Read more "Speaking at OPASS on February 25, 2016"
Late posting, so reduced notes! Speaker party was good. Room was loud when full due to wood walls and nothing to dampen sound. Finding the college was easy. Finding the building wasn’t quite so obvious. A couple more signs would help and maybe call out where to park a little better – more than one […]Read more "Notes from SQLSaturday #480 in Nashville"
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"
Forgot to post the next day and now missing details! Notes: Rained the entire drive up (and back) Not a bad drive for me, about 2 hours You know it’s a strange day when you turn left at Wackos to get there Location is a restaurant/bar/grill. Had to look twice, is this the right place? […]Read more "Notes From the September 16, 2015 Jacksonville SQL User Group Meeting"
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"
I’m heading to the coast on August 13, 2015 to talk about database corruption, SQLSaturday Orlando, and the possibility of a SQLSaturday Cocoa Beach in 2015 with the members of the Space Coast SQL Group.Read more "Presenting at the Space Coast SQL Group on August 13, 2015"
I’ll be driving up to speak to the Jacksonville SQL group on September 16, 2015 on database corruption. Meeting starts at 6 pm. You can join their meetup group now, but the September meeting isn’t listed yet.Read more "Presenting at the Jacksonville SQL Group on September 16, 2015"