Breast Cancer Awareness

The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman.It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on 'donating a mammogram' for free (pink window in the middle). This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know. … [Read more...]

Just one of several reasons why I hate Larry the Cable Guy

Larry the Cable Guy is a lame comedian. Many of his jokes are very old, stolen from comedians a generation or two older than him. And, he's a total poser. Take a look at him before his "Larry" days: off, Larry - or should I say Dan? … [Read more...]

Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

[Kevin: Agree or disagree? I'd like to hear your response to this article.]Why most suicide bombers are Muslim, beautiful people have more daughters, humans are naturally polygamous, sexual harassment isn't sexist, and blonds are more attractive.By:Alan S. Miller Ph.D., Satoshi Kanazawa Ph.D.Human nature is one of those things that everybody talks about but no one can define precisely. Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, get upset about the influx of immigrants into our country, or go to church, we are, in part, behaving as a human animal with our own unique evolved … [Read more...]

A Giving Heart

From AllProDad, an inspiring story about Tony Dungy. I knew he was a cool guy, but this blows me away:Coaching the Grief-strickenBy: Bryanby Rick ReillyMaybe you could use a happy story after what happened at Virginia Tech, and maybe I've got one.I have this friend, an Iowa truck driver named Mark Lemke. Last July he wrote to SI, nominating his 19-year-old son, Cory, for FACES IN THE CROWD. Said the kid set all kinds of golf records and he'd been meaning to write for a long time. Said he was finally doing it now because Cory had just died in a motorcycle wreck.Well, I wrote a column (Aug. 21, … [Read more...]

Ok, this just makes me mad!

I'm not saying that the federal government has to solve or salve every problem of the common man. But I do believe that the federal government should tackle problems that are far bigger and more societal in nature. Taking the "head in the sand" approach never made anything better for anyone. See below for the source of my current feelings of scorn: … [Read more...]

Another TechEd

TechEd is Microsoft's largest conference of the year. This year it's in Orlando and has about 13,000 attendees. I'll be speaking on Wednesday afternoon on "SQL Server Performance Benchmarking & Monitoring". Doesn't that sound like the most interesting thing you've ever heard of? One of the things that I do indeed enjoy about TechEd is that I get to catch up with a number of friends who I only seem to see at the big conferences.There are times when I'm really excited about travel. It had better be, since it's such a big part of my job. Lately, though, it's all I can do to keep up the pace. I'm … [Read more...]

In honor of Memorial Day

...please take a moment to read the letter Abraham Lincoln penned to a grieving mother:Dear Madam: I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of … [Read more...]