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Archives: December 2011

2011 PASS Board Election Results

Results of the 2011 PASS Board of Directors election were officially announced this morning. I want to congratulate my friends Adam Jorgensen (Blog | Twitter), Denise McInerney (Blog | Twitter), and Rob Farley (Blog | Twitter) for each being elected to a 2 year… Read more

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 28 December 2011

2011 PASS Board Elections Notes

As I write this the final hours for the 2011 PASS Board of Directors elections are ticking away. Before the results are announced to the candidates and general public I wanted to share how I thought this year's election cycle went.

Random Thoughts

  • Whereas each of the last two elections…

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 20 December 2011

PASS Summit 2011 Session Evaluations

Session evaluations from the 2011 PASS Summit have been entered, calculated, and officially released to speakers. While I didn't make it into the "best of" sessions (hey, room for improvement right?) I did improve over last year's scores.

Following a similar format from previous years, each question is rated… Read more

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 15 December 2011

A PASS Board Of Directors Endorsement

One of the requirements for the PASS Board of Directors application was a collection of recommendations - 3 from volunteers, 3 public, 1 personal, and 1 work-related. Every candidate's application is available for review (here's mine) with some minor amount of information redacted. One such section was for the… Read more

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 9 December 2011

PASS Board Of Directors Voting Open Through Dec. 20

Voting for the 2011 PASS Board of Directors elections started earlier this week and if you were a PASS member in good standing as of June 1 you should have received an email with a link to cast your vote. If you've already voted - thank you! If you're undecided… Read more

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 9 December 2011

Database Mirroring In A Windows Workgroup

Database Mirroring is a popular high availability solution and low-cost alternative to clustering, especially for smaller shops who can't afford the costs associated with SANs and Windows Server Enterprise or for smaller installations where clustering is simply overkill.

I recently set up mirroring for servers in a Windows workgroup and… Read more

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 1 December 2011