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On Friction

Friction.It's all around us. You might say friction is what makes the world go 'round. A constant battle between irresistible forces meeting immovable objects. In the end, something gives.Here in New England we see examples of friction each winter in the form of ice dams...

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I Do Not Choose To Run

In just a few weeks' time I will travel to Vancouver to attend a PASS Board of Directors meeting. During that meeting the Board will hold our biennial officer elections. I wanted to take a brief moment of your time today to discuss these elections.I...

Enterprise Data World 2015 Recap

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend Enterprise Data World in Washington DC. I was not just at EDW as an attendee, I was also presenting two sessions. Since it was my first EDW that meant I had no idea what to expect either as an...

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Presenting This Week: Enterprise Data World

This week I will be attending Enterprise Data World in Washington, DC.I'm excited to have been given the opportunity to present not one but TWO sessions at the premiere data management conference in the world.On Wednesday, April 1st, I will be presenting a session titled "Designing For...

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How To Better Break Down Information Silos

It all started with a simple question.“What’s a table?,” my nine-year-old daughter asked me during a session I was giving at SQL Saturday #184 last year.Now, being my daughter, I know that she has the innate ability to ask questions just for the sake of...