Archives: January 2009
I’ve got a Sidekick 3 right now that works OK for me, lets me check some basic email, get texts, etc., but it’s not a great phone. It could be, but the issues I have with IMAP as well as the flaky connections make it one that I don’t want… Read more
I ordered new business cards recently after I gave one to someone that needed to send me something and realized that the wrong address was on there. It was pre-sale to Red Gate and had our corporate address on it. Add to that the back had printing on it from… Read more
Think about your career and the managers, and potentially leaders, that you’ve had in your life. Think about life in general and who do you admire, who have you modeled yourself after or who you wanted to follow in sports, in a hobby, in life, etc.
I’ve heard about, read… Read more
I saw this book (It's Your Ship) in a Barnes and Noble and the title and cover attracted me. So I picked it up and read the back, thought it was interesting, and later grabbed it for the Kindle. I do still buy books from B&N, but for… Read more
I had to go to the UK recently and took my Kindle along. I put some thought into my Kindle use before I left and ended up with things not working out as I planned.
The planning went into the trip because I usually read on planes and I expected… Read more
The book is actually Big Brown: The Untold Story of UPS and it was written by a retired UPSer that spent his whole career there. I picked up this book after being on the Underground Tour in Seattle. As an aside that was neat, but the guide mentioned UPS was… Read more
I saw Paul Kenny of Ocean Learning speak about sales least year at the Business of Software Conference. I thought he was great and so when we were talking about how we should present our case for changes in my group to management, I thought of Paul. I was going… Read more
I’ve been running every day, over 100 days in a row now, and one of the things that has helped me on this journey is the TV that I’ve placed in front of the treadmill. As I started running, I put on some of our older DVDs, watching 15-20 minutes… Read more
In the last 4 months of having the Kindle, I’ve gone through a few different ways of reading on it and it’s been interesting to me to learn a few things. I’ve experimented a bit and wanted to share some of the changes that the Kindle has made in my… Read more
I didn't want to go on this trip, but I agreed to do it. Now I regret it.
My flight to Chicago was fairly uneventful, but it was running late. At 4:30CST the pilot says we should be on the ground in 30 minutes, which is good since I have… Read more
I fly to the UK tomorrow, not really my favorite thing to do, so I’m trying to ensure I can make the trip as painless as possible. I want to keep busy, distract myself, and not feel trapped on the plane with nothing to do as I make my way… Read more
Over the last six months or so, Pepsi has been running a PepsiStuff promotion on many of their products. They had codes printed inside bottle caps, packaging, etc, that you could enter at their PepsiStuff.com website. Each code was worth a point or two and you could trade in your… Read more
There was a time that I really felt I would be more productive with two monitors. I think I found myself flipping between two windows a lot, so I made the decision to buy a 2nd monitor, got a second video card, and set myself up with dual displays. It… Read more
Last night, Steve Jones, 41, was preparing a pot of brown rice. After feeling all, he was making a bland bowl of rice to get some nourishment and try not to upset his stomach anymore. Placing a pot on the stove to boil, he returned to finishing up some work… Read more
When I was in graduate school I wanted an internship for the summer to get some experience and get ready for the real world. I looked around a bunch of opportunities, applied, and got some interviews. One of these was with Virginia Power, which had been bought by Dominion… Read more
I grew up watching the syndicated version of Star Trek every evening as a kid, 12-14 and dreamed of being on a spaceship. The idea of communicators in your hand, beaming up, and more were still futuristic and amazing in the late 70s to me. It seems silly now, but… Read more
Nobody bats 1.000, or one thousand. Not in baseball and not in any aspect of life. You might be able to get good hits for a short period of time, maybe a game, a week, a year, but if you keep working at what you’re doing, you are going to… Read more
OK, today I see something useful about Twitter. I'm stuck in bed, my daughter sick, trying to work and listening to "I, Spy" and various other annoying things on TV. It's not much fun, and I could use something to cheer me up since my wife is gone.
Yesterday I wrote about some goals for 2009 here at SQLServerCentral. It’s a list of stuff that I want to accomplish in 2009. However I didn’t give any way to determine if I’m successful in meeting the goals. I guess you could say that getting to the goals is the… Read more
I've been trying to comment on a few interesting blogs here today, but for some reason I can't. It seems others can, or at least they have in the last day, but my account isn't working, despite the fact I've posted other blogs and scheduled them out.
Grrrr that's annoying.… Read more