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Blogging From the 2009 PASS Community Summit

Seattle-Street Like a lot of other SQL Server bloggers, this week I will attempt to write regular blog entries each day, and hopefully include some photographs of the activities I attend. I am not an “official” PASS blogger, but I will try and offer my perspective of the event, with my own particular slant.

And next week, at SQL Server Connections in Las Vegas, I’ll try to do the same.

To prepare for this, I recently purchased a new netbook computer and digital camera, and hopefully I won’t be too loaded down with technology and wear myself out carrying it around. It will be an interesting experiment that I hope to learn from, and I hope you will find some of it interesting as well.

I flew from Hawaii Friday night, and arrived in Seattle Saturday at noon. The photo is the view of my hotel room at the Sheraton Hotel.

If you are attending PASS, be sure to track me down and say hello.


Posted by Glenn Berry on 1 November 2009

Did you end up getting the Toshiba NB205?  I have one that I brought to PASS as an emergency backup machine in case my main 15" notebook has any issues (I am just paranoid).

I replaced the stock 160GB 5400rpm drive with a 250GB 7200rpm drive, and bumped the RAM from 1GB to 2GB, and have 32-bit Windows 7 Ultimate installed. It also has Office 2007 and SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition. It actually runs SQL Server 2008 quite well for demonstrations. If something happened to my big Toshiba, I could do my PASS presentations on the netbook.

I am going to carry it around most days instead of the notebook.

Posted by Brad M. McGehee on 1 November 2009

Glenn, I ended up getting the Toshiba NB205 with 2GB RAM, but with the stock disk drive. I am also running the same software as you. I am using the netbook both as a backup laptop, and to carry around while attending sessions.

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