What to do at PASS Summit 2016

(Originally posted on my SQL Server blog.) Next week, while blog posts are scheduled as expected, I will be attending my third PASS Summit. Summit 2014 In my first year, I attended every single event I could. The Monday night started with Steve Jones' regular Networking Dinner. When I arrived, there were already over a hundred people there, … Continue reading What to do at PASS Summit 2016


On Friday I posted an image that I found on Twitter, now quite famous, comprising a hastily sketched peace sign, which also includes a likeness of the Eiffel Tower. It is an emotive image, capturing in art what is impossible to say in words. As my friend in Cape Town says, I don't have answers. … Continue reading Paris

Happy Endings

This Easter weekend, I participated in the production of a short film, for the Calgary Underground Film Festival's 48-hour Movie Making Challenge. The rules require a film between two and five minutes in length (including titles), and each team is given the same prop and a line to be used in their film. A random … Continue reading Happy Endings