08 October 2006
05 October 2006
So far, one of the best things about being an MVP is access to the MVP newsgroups, where some of the heroes of SQL hang out. I'm not sure I'll fit in, but it is very flattering to have someone like Adam Machanic blog that I showed him something (of course, I'm sure this is a once-off).
Posted by Rob Farley at 5:57 pm
04 October 2006
I think there needs to be a new word in the dictionary, to describe those times when a colleague comes over to your desk and takes time from you. Actually, it might not be a colleague, and they might just take time from you in some other way, like via the telephone or an Instant Messaging system.
Obviously when someone colleagues you, it's urgent to them, and you have to treat it urgently too. It stops what you're doing for a few moments. It's not a bad thing - sometimes it can be just what you need to get a fresh perspective on the work you're doing, but it's definitely something which I think needs a verb. "Interrupted" doesn't describe well, because it has negative connotations. And besides, you could get colleagued for a long period if someone drags you into a meeting.
Posted by Rob Farley at 1:24 pm
02 October 2006
This is a decent list. Darren, Grant, Greg & Greg are all really great guys. I feel honoured to be a part of this crowd, and can't help but think that there are other names that should be there too.
I need to get a decent photo of myself sorted. Perhaps there will be someone at Wagga who is good at taking photos.
Posted by Rob Farley at 5:28 pm