Archive for the ‘The Social Web’ Category

Using @AnyDo for tasklist management

Trying to stay in the habit of writing, and this seemed like a quick post, so here goes; I’m not really in the habit of writing product reviews, but I’ve found this one to be useful, so I thought I’d share. Task management is something I’ve always struggled with; I’ve tried various systems from Trello […]

August 11, 2017 · stuart · No Comments
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Geek Sync: #DevOps, the Cloud Paradigm, and the Microsoft Data Platform

I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be presenting a Geek Sync webinar (hosted by Idera) to talk about what I see as the evolution of the DBA in light of movements like DevOps and the Cloud Paradigm.  Registration’s free, so please feel free to join on January 25, 2017 at 12:00 EST. The Future of […]

January 10, 2017 · stuart · No Comments
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Upcoming presentations

Been really freaking busy the last few months, so I haven’t had the chance to share the news of a few upcoming presentations: On October 10, I’ll be presenting at the Orlando SQLSaturday, doing my session on a DBA’s guide to Hadoop.  I’ll be representing that session at the Professional Association for SQL Server Summit in Seattle […]

August 10, 2015 · stuart · One Comment
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2014 Year In Review

Finally finding some time to sit down and write this post; of course I’m squeezing it in after work, and before my wife and son come home, so there’s no telling how far I’ll get. This post is probably best treated as a stream of consciousness effort, rather than my usual agonizing over every word. […]

January 8, 2015 · stuart · No Comments
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#SQLPASS–Data Professionals?

So, in my last post, I described the financial pressures of community building; two companies benefit from building a community organization.  I’ve tried to stay away from assumptions, but I am assuming that their influence must factor into the Board of Directors’ decision making process (Microsoft has a seat on the board; C&C is dependent […]

October 21, 2014 · stuart · 7 Comments
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#SQLPASS–Good people, bad behavior…

I’ve written and rewritten this post in my mind 100 times over the last couple of weeks, and I still don’t think it’s right.  However, I feel the need to speak up on the recent controversies brewing with the Professional Association for SQL Server’s BoD.  Frankly, as I’ve read most of the comments and discussions […]

October 2, 2014 · stuart · 8 Comments
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A tiny step in the right direction #SQLPASS

Ah, summertime; time for the annual “community crisis” for the Professional Association for SQL Server.  I’ve tried to stay clear of controversies for the last couple of years, but it’s very hard to be a member of such a passionate group of professionals and not have an opinion of the latest subject d’jour.   The short […]

July 1, 2014 · stuart · 5 Comments
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#passvotes Why I voted for Allen Kinsel–three times….

I’m a little late with this endorsement, in part because I debated whether or not that I should admit that I’m a serial voter.  In case you haven’t heard, PASS is holding it’s elections for the Board of Directors again; ballots went out on Wednesday, September 25 to “all members in good standing as of […]

September 28, 2013 · stuart · 5 Comments
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my amazing life

I don’t often talk about personal stuff on this blog (it’s CODEgumbo; not LIFEgumbo), but a lot’s happened in the last few weeks, so I thought I’d share a bit.  Besides, I was on a roll for blogging for a bit there, and then suddenly stopped; I figured I should at least attempt to explain […]

July 15, 2013 · stuart · 2 Comments
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#SQLSATATL simply rocked…

So, last Saturday, I went to the first SQL Saturday in Atlanta that I had absolutely no responsibility on the actual day of the event.  I wasn’t an organizer, I didn’t really even volunteer.  As a chapter leader for AtlantaMDF, I do have to go in and pay the bills later this week, but for […]

May 20, 2013 · stuart · No Comments
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