Norad Santa

My favorite thing to do on Christmas eve – the Norad Santa Tracker. They put up cool videos as Santa visits different countries. This year they have a printable map of the earth so you can track Santa yourself. I love the scientific explainations. For example…   "The moment our radar tells us that Santa […]

Oracle’s DB Sales Disappoint – due to Microsoft SQL Server 2005

I can remember when Oracle wouldn’t even acknowledge Microsoft had a database product. It hasn’t been that long ago. What a change. Oracle has been taking a beating because newer open-source competitors such as MySQL, and other larger competitors such as Microsoft and IBM, are aggressively targeting the market. “Mostly, the biggest competitor is Microsoft, […]

Whistler

For WinFS’s Beta 1 / Sql Server 2005 RTM, work took Aubrey and I to Whistler. They put us up at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, very nice. I got a little snowboarding in and Aubrey got a very nice pedicure. Every time I go there, I’m overwhelmed by how large the mountains are. It spent […]

Thanksgiving

I know this is very late in coming, but better late than never, right? We spent Thanksgiving at my parents in Gridley and had a wonderful time. Some highlights: Grace, Luke, Brian buildling graham cracker "gingerbread" houses. Going to the mountains and getting a Christmas Tree – very cold, but Grace and Luke loved it. […]