BarCamp goes to Milwaukee on October 4th & 5th!

I missed the Chicago BarCamp earlier in the month but I’m hoping to make the Milwaukee BarCamp in October. I have to check with the boss, but I think I should be able to make it.

Ad video from last year’s BarCamp Milwaukee event:

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Anybody running VMware’s VMotion in production?

Don’t know what VMware VMotion is? VMotion allows you to easily move one virtual machine to another VMware ESX host that is connected to the same storage mechanism (presumably SAN) with no downtime. Looks promising 🙂

Image courtesy of VMware
Image courtesy of VMware

Dell has a demonstration using Microsoft SQL Server where they move the live SQL Server from one blade to another with no outage:

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Anne Walker wins Sybase’s video contest!

From the official announcement:

A video featuring an intrepid corporate reporter and her real-time hunt for her on-the-move CEO was the winner of the Sybase “How We Did It” Video Challenge.

“Finding Jono,” created by Anne Walker of St George Bank, Treasury & Valorem Systems Australia, follows Walker from Valorem Systems headquarters to the local mall and ultimately the mall parking garage in her quest to find CEO Jon Tinberg. She is able to track his movements thanks to a company system featuring such Sybase solutions as ASE, PowerBuilder, PocketBuilder and MobiLink synchronization technology.

Attendees of TechWave 2008 selected “Finding Jono” as the winner of the challenge after viewing it and other video submissions over the course of the conference week and voting via text message. Walker won the top prize of $5,000 for the submission.

Second-place winner in the contest was “Desktop Widget,” produced by Team Sybase’s Bruce Armstrong. The second-place ranking earned Armstrong a Flip Mino compact video camera.

Contest voters rated the videos based on originality, creativity and how well the video showcased the company’s innovative use of Sybase software to solve a real-world challenge.

Sybase extends its congratulations to the winners.

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The Perl Review magazine: SUBSCRIBE!

Four years ago, brian d foy, created the magazine, The Perl Review, dedicated to the Perl programming language.  Unlike what you may have heard on Slashdot a few days ago, Perl is far from dead. 

I’ve learned more about the Test modules than from Perl Testing: A Developer’s Notebook (Developers Notebook) alone.

Every quarter, I play a little game.   When I receive the email from Brian informing me that the latest issue is available for download, I check my US Mail box to see if the printed issue was already delivered.  Most of the time, I receive the printed issue within a couple days of the email.  One day, I’ll receive the printed issue first.  Observed time can be loopy like that.

I am an avid follower of the magazine and hope to have our MyDatabases as popular as The Perl Review.

Kudos to brian d foy and the article writers!

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Looking for photos from Sybase TechWave 2008? Check out the Sybase TechWave 2008 Flickr group!

Go to Sybase TechWave 2008 Flickr group

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At Sybase TechWave in Vegas, I demonstrate the “Tim Tam Slam”

Jason L. Froebe, TeamSybase, ISUG Board Member, and MyDatabases magazine publisher, demonstrates the Tim Tam Slam:

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Sybase TechWave 2008: Karaoke!

Please comment on the singers’ names please 🙂


Living on a Prayer

The Lion Sleeps Tonight (part 1)

The Lion Sleeps Tonight (part 2)

Love Shack

??? and Christine Weber

Mack the Knife

Thunder Road

Eric Van Patten and Millard F. Brown III


Nina Hunter

Material Girl

(left to right) Christine Weber, Katherine Soong, and Nina Hunter. A surprise appearance by Phil Bowermaster!

Come Together

Phil Bowermaster

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