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In the same way that the finest presentations involve much more than the simple relaying of information, the finest software demos are much more than just presenting features. REMEMBER: The goal of a demo is to INSPIRE the audience to use the software/technology, not to teach them every nuance of software/technology.I've ...
I hate to admit it, but I'm a hoarder. Yes, like those insane people on the A&E TV show. Only my hoarding is all virtual. For example, take the image above. That's just a tiny part of my Google Reader home page. That's a tiny part of my Google Reader home page AFTER reading most of the day on a recent Sunday. I still had thousands of ...
A bit of background: Those aren't grand daughters of the Clampetts
in the picture at right. Those are my three daughters and three
stepdaughters, all of whom I want to inherit the world - as little or as
much as they want to take hold of. (I already talked a bit about this
in a post on my personal, family blog.
Transparency - A Great Leadership Quality
I've always appreciated how Andy Warren (blog| twitter) operates in the most transparent manner, especially as it relates to his role as a director for the Professional Association for SQL Server. For example, Andy's latest blog post about prepping for the SQLRally, to kick off in less than 30 days, is ...
My Favorite Magazine
There are a lot of reasons why I love The Economist magazine and pay over $100 per year for a subscription. First of all, it summarizes all of its news articles, big and small, in the first 4-5 pages of the magazine. Don't have time to read the entire issue? No problem, how does 20 minutes work for you? Second, it ...
Brent Ozar (blog | twitter) and I did an interview with TechTarget’s Brendan Cournoyer at last summer's Tech-Ed, which as turned into a podcast titled “Cloud efforts advance, SQL Server evolves.” The podcast covers all the major trends at the conference (like BI), virtualization features in Quest’s products (like Spotlight), Brent’s new book ...
I did a lot of writing in 2010. Unfortunately, I didn't do a good job of keeping all of that writing equally distributed throughout all of the channels where I'm active.
So here are a few more posts from my blog, put on-line during the months of November and December 2010, that I didn't get posted here on SQLBlog.com:
1. It's Time to ...
Pardon me, sir. Do I have a dog in this fight?
Do I have a dog in this Fight? If I did, it'd be the Warner Brothers Barnyard Dog.
After my term of service on the PASS board of directors ended in
December of 2009, I fully intended to stay far, far out of the way.
It's an intention that I've largely been able to fulfill,excluding the ...
The Modern Language Association
hasn't made up all the new rules yet to govern how one blogger should
reverence, er, reference another in their blog posts. But they
should! Let's get that ball rolling for them.
I'm not exactly
sure who started this format, but it's my favorite. When writing a
In my regular professional development column for the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), Plays Well With Others, check out my latest post on dealing with micromanagers.Those TPS reports are due at 3:30 pm sharp, Mister!If
you've ever dealt with a manager who questioned your every move,
hijacked meetings, nit-picked over ...