Archives: January 2011
This post is my thoughts on the Board meeting, and my views on related topics. I encourage you to read the minutes (not yet published) as the official documentation.
I’ve been taking a look at MySQL after a long absence to help a client decide if it should be part of their database strategy. It’s always interesting to see the little things that are different, and this one caught my eye, the default in Workbench is to disallow running… Read more
I’ve had occasion to watch a lot of people try Profiler, and to hear a lot more about their previous attempts to use it, and they are almost always incredibly frustrated. Why? Simply, the volume of activity combined with the hyper speed scroll just seems overwhelming. People expect tools to…
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I get a lot of questions about how SQLRally is going, which tells me that there is a lot of interest and that we’re not communicating enough. The hard part is that in some ways there is a lot going on, and in some ways not all that much!
We… Read more
Kendal Van Dyke is launching a new PASS Chapter called MagicPASS in Orlando this week, with the first meeting on Wednesday January 19, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at Stetson University Center in Celebration. This is part of our effort to reach more people in Orlando, Jack Corbett has… Read more
The weekend started with a later afternoon drive to Tampa, returning a couple calls and then chatting with Steve Jones for a while about many things community related. I found a parking place in Ybor City to wait for my family to arrive and knew it was really a SQLSaturday Read more
The conventional wisdom tends to hold that you should trumpet your accomplishments to your boss, though in a way that seems both graceful and humble, a hard combination to achieve at best. There’s a lot of merit to the approach, because many managers don’t know what you do on a… Read more
I wrote Clouds in our Future to see if I could spark a good conversation about the mental shift required to consider SQL Azure as one of the options we should consider when decide to host data. I can’t say I succeeded well at that goal! I get that the… Read more
The official announcement was posted yesterday that Jeremiah Peschka and Brian Moran have decided to resign from the Board and upon having two vacancies, the Board voted to appoint Geoff Hiten and Mark Ginnebaugh. Geoff and Mark were both candidates for the Board during the 2010 election.
As I understand… Read more
One of the gifts my Mom gave my children was a ‘Painting Rocks’ kit. Great marketing, six medium sized rocks, a book suggesting some animal paintings, and six thimbles of paint with a couple brushes! And while it may indeed be great marketing, that didn’t take away any of the…
Last week I wrote about my goals for last year and some frustration at having to make some trade offs during the year, and as I write this I find that I’m struggling to define my goals. Some of that is goal backlash, but I think more it’s a lot…
I can’t remember where I heard this recently, but it’s been stuck in my head as one of those bits of wisdom that matches with my own experience and wanted to write it down. I think this is part of why networking works and is worth the effort. Mostly for… Read more
They also have two $99 seminars running on Friday, one by Denny Cherry titled… Read more