I am a Friend of Red Gate

Posted by in Blog, Community Relations, Database on 01. Apr, 2013 | 0 Comments

I do a fair bit of public speaking. Perhaps not as much as some people, but more than others. I really enjoy it though I’m not going to lie to you, it’s a lot of work and isn’t what puts food on the table. A trend that has arisen in my technical talks over the […]

Southwest Fox 2012 is History, but 2013 Announced

Posted by in Community Relations, FoxPro on 22. Oct, 2012 | 3 Comments

Another Southwest Fox is in the bag, and let me tell you this conference is still going strong. We saw a lot of hands go up when they asked how many people were new this year, which was outstanding.  Folks are already starting to blog about their experiences, and Steve Bodnar from Geeks and Gurus […]

SQL Saturday #118 Recap

Posted by in Community Relations, Database on 01. May, 2012 | 0 Comments

I was pretty stoked when I heard about Madison hosting its first “SQL Saturday,” and even more so when I was chosen to speak! I have to admit that when I was told my session was chosen, I thought “They must be pretty desperate for speakers.”  More on that in a moment, but first I […]

Catching Up: I’m Speaking and Writing and Reviewing to start 2012

Posted by in Community Relations, FoxPro, Web on 30. Jan, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s been way too long, so it’s time I caught everybody up on what’s been going on over here. As you might guess from the lack of posts I’ve been kinda busy, but that’s really no excuse. Last weekend I just got back from FoxCon 2012 in Toledo. This is a great regional conference for […]

November Geek Lunch Recap

Posted by in C#, Community Relations, Database on 10. Nov, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thanks to everyone who braved some pretty bad weather to make it to today’s meeting. Here’s a recap of what happened: We started by talking about “Brownfield” development, including strategies for staying disciplined when time and budget are considerations. A great book was suggested: Working Effectively with Legacy Code.  One key strategy to making sure you […]

I’m Speaking at Southwest Fox 2011

Posted by in Community Relations, FoxPro, Other on 13. Sep, 2011 | 2 Comments

It occurs to me that I’ve neglected to blog about the fact that I’m speaking at Southwest Fox 2011. For those unfamiliar, Southwest Fox is the premiere Visual FoxPro Developer’s Conference. It’s at a fantastic resort in Gilbert (Phoenix suburb) AZ, and like all conferences the people are fantastic. I was invited to speak there […]

March .Net Lunch Recap

Posted by in C#, Community Relations, Web on 09. Mar, 2011 | 0 Comments

Another great .Net Lunch (or as I called it “Lunch of .Net”, a much briefer version of Day of .Net) just wrapped up. Here are some of the topics we talked about today: What’s new in VS 2010 SP1 (See below) Lance’s hot new Asus EEE Slate jwPlayer for embedding YouTube videos Fox Valley Day […]

Thumb Drive Drive (Feedback Needed)

Posted by in Community Relations on 14. Dec, 2010 | 8 Comments

What do you think of this idea? Collecting USB drives to distribute to people who need a place to keep their digital stuff.

Southwest Fox 2010 Recap

Posted by in Community Relations, Database, FoxPro, Other on 25. Oct, 2010 | 1 Comment

Southwest Fox 2010 has come and gone. Here’s my take.

What should our schools be teaching?

Posted by in Community Relations, Other, Web on 07. Apr, 2010 | 0 Comments

Should schools allow unfettered access to the Internet?