Why Certification Still Matters: The Why, The Journey, and Certification-fu à la Bruce Lee

MSIT People Aspirations Last year MSIT’s People Aspirations team asked me to share my Microsoft certification experiences. The team adopted a Bruce Lee meme which I weaved into my deck. This week the PowerPoint team deployed a bug fix enabling embedded YouTube clips (the Insert > Video command has been extant for years, but it…


Lured by Ward Pond, Chris Shaw’s Notorious SQL Quiz Ensnares Me In Its Web

SQL IT Operations Excellence IP Architect, colleague, & friend Ward Pond tagged me in a meme started by Chris Shaw (aka SQLShaw who originally tagged a whole lot of geeks including Thomas LaRock aka SQLRockster formerly SQLBatman (R.I.P.) & still lover of bacon who tagged Jeremiah Peschka aka peschkaj who tagged Michelle Ufford aka SQLFool who…

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Does Your Blog Wordle Up?

My multi-talented, java-enabled yet Windows-empowered friend Alik Levin of www.practicethis.com (among other blogs) subjected my blog to the machinations of www.wordle.net.  Wordle creates “word clouds”. Another friend, Bob “Roudy Bob” Roudebush, Windows MVP & mild-mannered Director of Solutions Engineering at Double-Take by day, elsewise nocturnal denizen of the Internet, recently cited Wordle as well. Stand…

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