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


Las Vegas, the city of sin, excess, and desert heat; and the location for the 49th Star Trek Convention. The guest list would make you excited even if you're not a big Trekkie. Here's a sample of the guests. They claim that next year will have over 100, for the 50th Anniversary. William Shatner, Sir … Continue reading NCC-1701


We recently returned from our anniversary trip, which this year was to the Hawaiian islands. Starting on Oahu, we stayed in Honolulu and saw Pearl Harbour, and paid our respects there. Then off we went to the Big Island, and stayed in Kona. We took a two-hour helicopter tour over the island, and saw the … Continue reading Hawaii