Open Letter to Job Seekers in Information Technology

Dear Job Seeker, So you're looking for a new job in I.T.? First, how many users group and software groups do you visit each month? These are a GREAT way to meet potential co-workers and potential employers. To find them, search on meetup.com for “software”, and, separately, “users groups”, and also “developer”. There are tons … Continue reading Open Letter to Job Seekers in Information Technology

SQL Saturday Nashville – January 2020

I will be speaking at SQL Saturday Nashville on Saturday, January 18th at 8:30 am. The topic is: Data Bricks, Spark, Machine Learning and Azure Synapse Analytics An end-to-end example of Data in the cloud. You've heard about Azure Data Lake and Azure Data Warehouse, now called Azure Synapse Analytics. You've also heard about Azure … Continue reading SQL Saturday Nashville – January 2020

2019 University of Scouting – Dutch Oven Cooking

Cast Iron Cookware What is a Dutch Oven? A Dutch oven is a thick-walled cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid. Dutch ovens are usually made of seasoned cast iron; however, some Dutch ovens are instead made of cast aluminium, or ceramic. Some metal varieties are enameled rather than being seasoned (see next section). Acquiring a Dutch Oven You can start your … Continue reading 2019 University of Scouting – Dutch Oven Cooking

2019 University of Scouting – Winter Camping Fun

Troop Camping in the Winter Months Rules 1st Rule:  Be prepared for any weather in any extreme. 2nd Rule:  Plan for cold, wet, windy weather.  (And be grateful when it’s not.) 3rd Rule:  Plan for the Scouts to be under-prepared for extreme (especially wet) conditions. Principles There are three key principles to keep in mind … Continue reading 2019 University of Scouting – Winter Camping Fun