I recently finished reading Fablehaven, Book 5:Keys to the Demon Prison by Brandon Mull. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I found myself constantly looking forward to reading the book and couldn’t put the book down once I started reading.
This is the final installment in the Fablehaven series and it made me want to go back and reread the other four books. There were adequate plot twists and turns – some predictable and some not. I do wish the turns would have gone this way or that throughout the story. I think that is natural for somebody engaged in a book like that – you want certain storylines to turn out differently or to be developed a little bit more.
I would recommend this series to others. This series is an adolescent type series and is great fantasy. I found it worth the read and well edited.
It is hard to believe that time is flying like it is. Already it has been a month since I hosted TSQL Tuesday. This month the party is being hosted by the Database Whisperer, Michael Swart (Blog). We have been given the challenge to write about indexes err indices err indexes – well, you get the point.
Don’t forget to follow the hashtag (#TSQL2sday) on twitter.
I hope this helps somebody remember that the blog party is less than a week away at this point.
Here is another short reminder about this months UG meeting in Las Vegas.
We will be meeting Thursday at the same DBA Place, Same DBA Time.
You can find more details here. That is my blog post from last week on the topic. We will be listening to Stacia Misner talk to us on Power Pivot.
The meeting will be broadcast over livemeeting. Hope you will be able to attend either virtually or in person.
This is one of those posts that has little to do with SQL Server and more to do with helping to make life in technology just a bit easier.
I recently changed phones and needed to find a way to transfer my contacts from the Blackberry platform to another platform. After some research I found a really easy way to do it. Google has an app called Google Sync. This can be downloaded and installed on your cell-phone. Once installed you can then synchronize your contacts and calender from the smart-phone to your gmail account. This is useful for other reasons as well.
I had not stored all of my contacts on the sim card nor on an additional media card but in the phone memory instead. Once I had everything sync’d to GMAIL, life became much simpler. I was able to much more quickly group and organize the contacts as well as edit them. A word of caution though – do not delete a contact that is duplicated. The contact may get linked behind the scenes and deleting one of the linked contacts will delete the other if a duplicate is detected. Instead use the merge option in GMAIL. Now, I can make changes through GMAIL to a contact and it can be synched to the phone rather rapidly. NO more need for an additional software on every computer to keep those address books in sync.
Another month has crept up upon us. It is time once again for the Las Vegas User Group /PASS Chapter to meet. This month we will have Stacia Misner (Blog | Twitter) present to us: “PowerPivot – Why Should You Care?”
The meeting place is the usual location at the Learning Center
Learning Center of Las Vegas
777 N Rainbow, Ste 250.
We are also making this group meeting available via Livemeeting once again.
All guests can attend at:
Meeting ID is C7N873 (just in case you need it).
We hope to see you virtually or in person.
Also, S3OLV is now on twitter. Follow @S3OLV