Hour of the Horde by Gordon R. Dickson ($1-$5 @ Amazon) is an interesting story. The basic plot is that one day the Sun turns red, an alien spaceship the size of Rhode Island shows up, and the aliens announce that the Horde is on the way, the Horde being one of those great alien […]Read more "Book Review: Hour of the Horde"
The starting point for a good meeting is an agenda and minutes. It took us a bit to catch up, but the minutes of our planning meetings so far are now available thanks to some work from PASS HQ, you can see them at http://www.sqlpass.org/Events/PASSSQLRally.aspx. I hope you’ll read them. I know minute aren’t page […]Read more "SQLRally Meeting Minutes"
Another choice brought about by wandering the local library, Rehnquist: A Personal Portrait of the Distinguished Chief Justice of the United States by Herman Obermayer ($11 @ Amazon). I usually avoid anything related to politics in the last 30 years or so, and still do! I’m sharing this because it’s a different book than might […]Read more "Book Review: Rehnquist: A Personal Portrait of the Distinguished Chief Justice of the United States"
Our most recent board meeting was in Nashville on Aug 19, 20. We had originally discussed meeting in Seattle/Redmond/Vancouver, but by the time we scheduled the August meeting a few of us had already committed to attending the SQLSaturday in Nashville, so it just made sense to have it there. I think that worked out […]Read more "PASS Update #42"
The minutes from the March 2010 Board meeting were released last week and I hope you’ll review them carefully. Viewing them requires you to login to sqlpass.org: http://www.sqlpass.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=43G0tE2S2Eg%3d&tabid=118 (Day 1) http://www.sqlpass.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=Y3yFt1KWIdQ%3d&tabid=118 (Day 2) Note: We seem to have to have failed to post the Feb 2010 minutes, will check into that. I think the March […]Read more "PASS Update #29 (March 2010 Meeting Minutes)"
Most months we do a conference call, but a couple times a year we get to meet in person and it’s a much better experience for collaborating. For the first time since I joined the board we’re meeting on the east coast saving me some travel time and more importantly, avoiding the jet lag. We’ll […]Read more "PASS Update #26 (Bylaws & Upcoming Board Meeting)"