Archives: January 2012
I’ve had making home made ice cream on my list of things to try for a while, since watching an episode of Good Eats. Just never got to it as kid, seemed like a good thing to do now with my own children. I spent all of 5 minutes browsing… Read more
The Idera ACE program is something I’ve been involved with for over a year now. I’ll share a bit of the back story, and some thoughts on how the idea has grown and morphed since then.
Back in late 2010 I had a couple conversations with David Fargo and Heather… Read more
The call for applications is open today, a chance for six lucky people to do more in the SQL community for a year. Idera will sponsor your travel to a few events in the US, invite you to do webcasts that often have 1000+ attendees, and work with you to… Read more
I tried this out – Change.org that is – recently as part of a post about PASS and wanted to post a few comments about the experience.
Setting up a petition was very easy and they do a good job of walking you through the process. The total time is… Read more
I saw this write up about the built in ability to both restore to factory settings as well as just refresh (basically a clean install but preserves your data). It’s not a dumb idea, it solves a common problem that has been already a long time. Way way back when… Read more
I’ve managed to get by for more than 3 years with the original 64G SSD in my laptop, but lately I found myself having to prune things to keep getting by. Pruning isn’t bad, actually good to do, but a pain to be forced into it. I decided to look… Read more
It’s been quite a while – where did the time go? – since I had done a presentation for oPASS, so when I heard in December that our planned January speaker had cancelled I was happy to volunteer to fill in. The presentation they picked was the one I… Read more
Yesterday Bill Graziano announced the appointment of two Directors (Kendal Van Dyke and James Rowland-Jones) to fill vacancies on the PASS Board (one vacated by me as of Dec 31st, and one vacated by Douglas McDowell moving into the VP Finance position).
I am unhappy with that decision.
The… Read more
I’m stepping out of blogging-break mode for a few minutes to share that I’ll be presenting Building Your Professional Development Plan to the members of oPASS on January 10, 2012. It’s obviously not a technical presentation, but one that has always been well received by technical audiences and one that… Read more