I've been notified I am a finalist for the category Best New Voice at the Tribal Awards. These awards are not for some tattoos on your lower back or on your biceps, but rather a collaboration of Simple-Talk and SQLServerCentral to give outstanding community contributors the chance to receive a round of applause by their fellow peers. That's right, nomination is entirely done by the tech community itself (and I somehow seemed to miss that survey).

I have the incredible honour to have been nominated and apparently so enough time to land me a spot in the finals. I'd appreciate it if you, dear reader, could find the time to vote. Not only for myself (my ego is already big enough), but for other excellent people as well, such as the fine SQLServerCentral forum dwellers like Gail (who needs a new custome), Paul, Jeff, Grant and others.