Personal

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Birthdays, Holidays, and Beyond

I don’t like to own tons of things really. I don’t need stuff in my life. I’d rather collect solid awesome friends and people in my life. So I keep telling people I had a bad year obviously. 2011 was the worst year ever. I feel incredibly bad because a lot of people helped me out in amazing ways in my time of need last year. The holidays to me have just not been right for a long time. I never liked Valentine’s Day it has always felt like the most miserable time of the year. The reason being I just ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 7, 2012 11:24 PM | Comments (3)

4 Years Ago this Weekend…

In January 0f 2009 something crazy and awesome happened for me, SharePoint Saturday was born. I was a 26 year old girl from Saint Louis Missouri who was living in Olathe, KS. About 5 month prior I went to the most pivotal event in my career and life in Washington DC, the Regional SharePoint Conference, where I met Michael Lotter, Paul Galvin, Tony Lanni, Bob Fox, and Rachel Appel. Several months later I was visiting Michael at a code camp in Raleigh North Carolina and he told me we’re going to have ......

Posted On Sunday, January 8, 2012 5:22 PM | Comments (2)

2011 So Long and Thanks for All the Fish…

2011 started with a bang and ended with a boom for me. Anyway that’s not what I want to talk about in this blog post. I am not looking back I am walking forward. I was reckless with my life for several years and thought it was the best idea to act in a certain manner. I was reckless because I was neglectful of my happiness. I am changing that in 2012. I am instituting a travel policy where I will be traveling only once a month for an event or user group and no more than once a month. That means I ......

Posted On Sunday, January 1, 2012 9:00 PM | Comments (0)

Reflections on Life

I haven’t written a blog post in a while. I understand there is blog neglect going on, but there is a lot going on in my life. I am trying really hard to embrace the change and roll with everything thrown my way. I had a really hard year it was not my best and it was not my worst. I cannot say it was entirely hard, because January 1st I received the MVP Award. If you know me you know the three things that happened starting in August, but if you really know me it was miserable for a substantial period ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:20 PM | Comments (0)

I’m a Survivor…

I’ve had a lot of bad things happen to me in my life. The past few weeks I believe have been a huge test I’ve had some problems with my personal life and some natural disasters. I was thinking during this entire experience what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. I am going through something traumatic, but you know what I can survive it. I am an incredibly durable person. When things suck I go into crisis mode when I’m on my own. I believe that what made this possible is all the traumas in my life. ......

Posted On Tuesday, August 23, 2011 6:12 PM | Comments (2)

TechEd NA Deep Thoughts

I used to be envious of those people who could go to every conference. I would look on twitter and I would watch the streaming keynotes. I wondered how can I get to these events? Somehow I did it I’ve been to SharePoint Conference, The Expert’s Conference, and Best Practices Conference plus 31 or so SharePoint Saturdays. So now what? Well I finally got to go to TechEd in Atlanta as a HOL instructor. It’s kind of nice not speaking for once and just helping other people out. I don’t have as much pressure ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:22 AM | Comments (0)

SharePoint 2010 Upgrades and Deployments…A Learning Experience…

The past few months I’ve been playing architect and admin, rather than developer. I have worked with a couple 2010 environments for play and work and at least one upgrade. So here are just a few tidbits that you might not know that I’ve found… When working with the blank site definition you have to activate the taxonomy features through stsadm if you want to use managed metadata. Here is a good article: http://neoassyrian.blogspot... There is a bug ......

Posted On Sunday, September 19, 2010 12:35 AM | Comments (2)

SP2010 Knock Out Edition: What You Need to Know…

So I set out on a quest to install a SharePoint 2010 VM with Bob Davis, one of our 101 instructors for SharePoint Saturday Kansas City and a Co-Leader of the KC Office Geeks. We started around 5 pm and ended around 11 pm. Everything that could possible go wrong went wrong in triplicate. Here is a list of things you need to know: Turn on Virtualization in your bios: Bob did not have virtualization turned on in his bios, so the virtual machine I had stubbed out did not work. You need to make sure that ......

Posted On Sunday, November 29, 2009 7:27 PM | Comments (0)

If Music Be the Food of Love, then Play On…

No this is not SharePoint or Silverlight related at all. Tomorrow is 09/09/09 and the Beatles, one of my favorite bands of all time aside from Green Day and Three Dog Night, are releasing there albums in digital format entirely remastered plus as a bonus Harmonix is releasing a special version of Rockband. I can probably throw away $60 for the game, but not so much the money for the remastered tracks. Growing up my dad was born in the 50’s, so his music was primary the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 8, 2009 4:47 PM | Comments (0)

INETA Community Champions Award

A couple nights ago I got an email stating that I won some award. At first I saw the header and I was skeptical, because I had never really heard of the award. I thought it was another scam where someone wanted me to throw them some personal information in exchange for some GBP...I opened the email and realized my INETA Mentor was cced and I actually won an award. It's been a while since I've won an award. In fact I think the last award I won was in high school or college and involved Cardinal's ......

Posted On Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:56 PM | Comments (1)

Some Trips and Some Changes

I know I have been really silent and I am not usually this silent. I have not really had a substantially awesome blog entry in a while. Well that is due to some trips, some changes, some book writing, and some life events. First off here is my Flickr Url http://www.flickr.com/photo... so I don't have to embed a ton of pictures. My New York Pictures will be up tomorrow or the next day, but the Maine/New England ones are already up. You can see the beauty of Acadia National Park. I would ......

Posted On Monday, September 1, 2008 9:55 PM | Comments (2)

Baltimore Trip Synopsis

If you read my blog you know my family is insane well that doesn't quite explain my trip and I won't go into much detail about parts of my family. All in all there were good parts of the trip and that is what I will talk about the good parts of the trip and not the bad parts. The highlights of the trip included the Inner Harbor. We got in incredibly late on Friday and ended up passing out on site. The next day we went to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore and caught a Unicycle Pirate Lady and the Body ......

Posted On Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:50 PM | Comments (0)

Going into Hiding...

If you did not know already I am writing a book with John Ferringer about Disaster Recovery. We just got the contracts and in the past two weeks. We finally deciphered them and will have them sent in within the next week. Now all I need to do is finish up Chapter 2, which so far consists of two pages and some really horrible place holders for screen shots. I am going to lock myself in my room with my ipod and Dell XPS over the weekend. All I will be doing is writing book chapters and taking screen ......

Posted On Friday, March 28, 2008 6:22 PM | Comments (3)

Yep...Not feeling so good...

I've been MIA due to a bladder infection and stomach flu and will most likely not be writing much. The muscle relaxers help a ton, so that I can move on occassion and sleep for a few hours...While you guys are waiting for new posts check out something I found that I created ages ago that still exists: http://members.aol.com/jade... I hope that you all had a good week and are having a good weekend. Technorati Tags: Personal Life ......

Posted On Saturday, March 22, 2008 1:28 PM | Comments (0)

Tag You're It!

Heres how you play....Once you have been tagged by a friend, you must then Post a blog with 10 weird, interesting or crazy things we may not know about you. then Choose 10 people to be tagged. List their names and why you chose them Leave them all a YOUR TAGGED comment. You cant tag the person who tagged you. I honestly don't care if you fill this out...No one is going to cut your hands off or harm you in any weird ways. The universe will accept the fact that you did not fill out this form. I felt ......

Posted On Saturday, March 8, 2008 5:52 PM | Comments (0)

Hard Day...

So I saw a weird post on my online banking statement this morning. I googled the company and it turned out to be a Christian Bookstore. I go to work and immediately call the debit card company, because it looked like someone had used my debit card to buy some Christian Book or Paraphanalia. This post was for Friday and it had posted right before I woke up. Not to mention, I am Jewish and I don't remember the last time I ever bought any Christian Books or Paraphanalia since I was taking religious ......

Posted On Saturday, February 23, 2008 3:20 AM | Comments (3)

My Family...Specifically My Dad...

I don't like writing about too much personal stuff in this blog. I usually save it for my anonymous blogspot entries where I usually free style write. I wanted to throw out a good reason why I don't post as often as I would like. My dad has been having a really hard time the past few months. A month ago I got this really bizarre call from my mom that entailed her speaking with an EMT and not directly at the voicemail. I gave her a call on her cell, but she didn't answer. Finally my dad answers, but ......

Posted On Friday, February 22, 2008 5:04 PM | Comments (0)

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