Archives: December 2007
This question seems to come up a lot and it's worth discussing. Few user groups are incorporated, fewer still are true non-profits, so how you pay for pizza, charge sponsors, do the little things that need to be done without having a checking account? In my view unless you have… Read more
Actually I'll do a couple podcasts on podcasting over the holidays here since it's a slow time and I'm sure you could use some more (or perhaps less) interesting content.
I've been making do with some old equipment that I had and…
Following up on my post about Wikipedia, I read an article in Eweek, 25 Tips for a Better Wiki Deployment that seemed interesting, but hardly earthshaking. In my view building a successful wiki depends on a confluence of events, mainly a problem or subject that lends itself to the format,… Read more
Recently I posted about an interview with Jimmy Wales and only a couple days after that I ran across What Motivates Wikipedians in the November issue of ACM Communications. The motivations varied, with the primary ones being fun and ideology (knowledge should be free). There didn't seem to be one… Read more
Tribute to Honor Jim Gray
It is scheduled for May 31, 2008 at UC-Berkeley.
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Posted in K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security on 5 December 2007
Ran across the Impactica Showmate, a $249 item (gadget?) that allows you to present Powerpoint presentations wirelessly via Bluetooth directly from a Blackberry - no wires, no laptop. Most of my presentations have a demo part that requires a laptop and I always have a copy on USB key… Read more
Information week had an interesting article that talks about the different methods of licensing used, ranging from the what we're used to with MS to the 'processor value unit' used by IBM to others even more...complicated. I think over time MS will have to change their licensing policy for SQL… Read more
SQLSaturday is ultimately about attendees, and they finally speak! The scores look very good and the comments should be useful for helping us do a better job next year. Worth reading, even if Im a bit biased:-). Link is here: http://opass.org/content/showcontent.aspx?contentid=396 Read more