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Bill Nicolich

A big fan of SQLServerCentral, I hope to add good posts for the general enjoyment of other readers at SQLServer Central. Also check my personal blog for additional comments, recommendations and such at SQLFave.blogspot.com.

Archives: November 2009

Flight or Invisibility: Which do you Choose?

A colleague of mine pointed out a great podcast called This American Life - specifically an episode with John Hodgman (the PC guy in the Macintosh commercials) where Hodgman poses the question to people, what super power would you choose - flight or invisibility? In our tech careers, we are… Read more

5 comments, 434 reads

Posted in Bill Nicolich on 12 November 2009

Will the New PASS Summit Attendees be Back?

Despite the down economy, the 2009 PASS Summit attendance was down only 8% compared to the 15% of other conferences - in large part due to new attendees. 40% of the attendees this year were new - including myself. Will they be back?

I'll be back. The quality of the… Read more

11 comments, 380 reads

Posted in Bill Nicolich on 12 November 2009

PASS Conference 2009 Oddities and Curiosities

Down on the docks in Seattle there's a shop of oddities and curiosities where one can find things like a chapter of the Bible written on a grain of rice, an aligator boy, a gobblet of glass eyes - you know - stuff like that. So too one can find… Read more

0 comments, 450 reads

Posted in Bill Nicolich on 5 November 2009

PASS Summit In-flight Note

 I'm on a Delta non-stop flight from Atlanta to Seattle for the PASS Summit. This is the first time I've used wi-fi on a plane. Delta's service gogo (which still means something else to some people I suspect) had a free trial that I'm taking advantage of - and the… Read more

0 comments, 690 reads

Posted in Bill Nicolich on 1 November 2009