Tuesday, September 24, 2013

SQLSaturday #232 Orlando - The case of the pesky projector

On Saturday, September 14, 2013, I presented my session "Cure your sysadmin addiction" at SQL Saturday #232 in Orlando at Seminole State College

I can prove it. I have pictures. 

On the left, I'm wearing my speaker shirt "Bubba-style". 







The best #SQLSat232 tweet was...




















My session was right after lunch and the speaker group picture so I had to hurry to my session at 2 PM

Once again, getting the projector to play nice with my laptop proved to be difficult.

I could not get PowerPoint Presenter View to work correctly.  

Running Windows 8 as a guest OS in VirtualBox on a Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS host should not be this difficult.  Should it?

Why does this always happens when Rob Volk is in the room?



That's Rob on the right.













I did test my setup prior to my talk.  It worked at home.  Here's proof.  
Believe me now Mr. Dunagan?  ;-)

















I think I need to run the Guest OS in Fullscreen mode for it to work correctly.
It might have been a resolution issue also. Adjusting the resolution I'm sending to the projector may have helped. I'll keep that in mind next time.

Despite the issues with the projector, I did get through my entire presentation and still had time to answer questions along the way.  It was my third time presenting this session so I was pretty pleased I remembered most of my notes.

If you need another good reason to manage sysadmin strictly, consider this.

Another great job by Karla Landrum, Kendal Van Dyke and the team in Orlando.  Seminole State College is one of the best SQL Saturday venues. Keller's BBQ provided a great lunch again with the speakers serving up the goodies. I'm glad the speaker shirts were the standard polo.  I can wear it to work although I could be mistaken for a Florida Gators or Clemson Tigers fan.

I'll get a chance to do my talk again at the Tampa SQL User group meeting at the end of this month.  Hopefully, I can get the pesky projector working.