Every time SAP comes out with a new set of pdf manuals, the meta data has to be corrected. Often the stored titles, description, etc are wildly wrong. Very sloppy and unprofessional for a mega corp the size of SAP.
The ePub book format has been out for many years and has many features that make it tablet, phone, PC, whatever friendly. Reading a SAP manual at night? No problem, change the font color to white on black so you don’t wake your spouse. The font is too small? No problem, choose a larger or different font. You can’t do any of that with a PDF. Try reading the ASE Admin guides on a 4″ iPhone. I dare you. You might as well pour salt in your eye sockets.
Over on the sybase-l mailing list, I let a troll cloud my good sense for a few minutes. As an ISUG board member and a member of TeamSybase and as an adult, I must not allow myself to be baited so. Please forgive me for losing my cool.
Now until July 30th, Sybase is accepting videos from companies,
students, mega corps, hobbyists and the ghost that lives in your
attic. The video has to describe how you used Sybase products to do
something ‘cool’ (in Sybase marketing speak: create an innovative solution to a real-world challenge). The videos must be original (you own the rights), under 3 minutes and file size of less than 50MB.
After talking with Mike Harold, the Executive Director of ISUG, I’ve nominated myself for one of the three Director positions on the ISUG board of directors. I asked Mike many many questions, both on the sybase-l mailing list and in private emails.
Posted: Sep 21, 2007 01:54 PM
Subject: re: How to be placed on the ballot for the next election?
There are qualifications for some positions that need to be met otherwise the nominations will be rejected. Obviously it is much better if people read the requirements before they nominate themselves, but that sometimes doesn’t happen…
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Sybase on the ‘Right Track’
Yasmina Osseiran, a lead database administrator for Thomson Financial, thinks Sybase’s vision for the future is “on the dot.”
John Chen’s Keynote: ‘Very Informative’
Kathryn Gause, a database administrator for Thomson Financial, found comfort in the future of her job from Sybase Chairman, CEO and President John Chen’s keynote address at TechWave 2007.
Proud to be a ‘PowerBuilder Weenie’
TeamSybase member Millard Brown, president of Gateway Systems, has come to every TechWave since 1994. See what this self-proclaimed “PowerBuilder weenie” is looking for in this year’s conference.
PowerBuilder and .Net Classes: Way Better than Microsoft
Dawn Brown Eyes, a senior engineer from L3, appreciates the fact that TechWave training gives her exactly what she’s looking for.
This is the first time since 1998 that there was a big push for new TeamSybase members. I’m not certain if we are going to be see a loosening of the TeamSybase requirements. I’m looking forward to having new members but at the same time I’m a little hesitant as the group is the best of the best. Maybe I’m just getting old.
Mark Parsons is an independent consultant currently working in North America. He has been working with Sybase ASE since 1991. His skill set covers all areas touching on the ASE dataserver, with recent emphasis on performance and tuning as well as production support and troubleshooting.Joined TeamSybase: 2006
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