Archives: August 2008
I got my Kindle yesterday and I'll write some more notes as I go along, but I have to say that it's pretty cool. The buttons are a bit of a problem, but not that bad and I had it next to the bed this morning. With one arm trapped… Read more
OK, I reversed myself and bought a Kindle today. Or I guess I ordered one and it should be here tomorrow.
I was installing a server into the co-location facility for End to End training and while a few patches were downloading, I checked in Kindles for some reason. I… Read more
Just as I was debating whether to take advantage of Amazon's $100 savings offer on the Kindle (with a new credit card), I saw this report about Kindles being marketed to college students, which seems like a great idea. I know I'd loved one in college, just to have… Read more
In a week and a half, I start on the first of my four trips this year for work, and I'll be gone for 17 or 18 days between now and November. So I've been looking at Kindles again, since I'd be talking about buying one to keep from lugging… Read more
I was looking for editorial content and ran across The Planet Blog, from The Planet, a hosting company. I was struck by the variety of posts on all types of topics. The blog makes the company seem fun, a place that I might like to work. If I were… Read more
I had to install the RTM version of SQL Server 2008 a few days ago since I'm tech reviewing a book on the product and it's rather important that the code works on the final version ;)
It was actually an interesting process. I had RC0 installed, had downloaded RC1… Read more
Apparently the Kindle is a great success, financially, for Amazon. That's good to hear, though I haven't made the decision yet. I've been looking for places/times when it would help me, but I haven't found a ton.
And I think I might suffer from the same issues that my… Read more
I'm tech editing a book on Full-Text Search for SQL Server 2008 and the last few weeks have been quite a bit of hassling with setup. I haven't done a lot of work with Full-Text since 2000, when we tried to implement it at SQLServerCentral.com. We dug through quite a… Read more