Monthly Archives: February 2014

Powershell in a Month Day 18–Variables

This is part of my Powershell Challenge, to learn more about PowerShell (PoSh) using the Learn Windows Powershell 3 in a Month of Lunches book by Don Jones. I’m slightly behind here after holidays and some travel. Apparently my pop-up … Continue reading

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Geeky Entertainment

The 2014 Oscars are this weekend, and while I only have a passing interest in who wins the various awards, I did manage to see a number of the nominees and enjoyed most of them. I missed a few as well, and … Continue reading

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Virtual Lab – Setting up a new VM

This is part of a series where I set up a virtual lab for testing and misc. work. The other parts in the series are here: Building a Virtual Lab with Hyper-V. I have my disks set up, now it’s … Continue reading

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Fixing CREATE TABLE

I’ve always wondered about this. When I create a stored procedure I do this: CREATE PROCEDURE MyProc @param1 int as BEGIN   — add code here END; As is often the case, I realize that I’ve made some mistake and need … Continue reading

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Caching

How many of you have worked with a cache of data for your application? I would bet that the vast majority of you have never built a caching system. There’s not shame in this, as most of us don’t work … Continue reading

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Lawsuits and Data Breaches

After the breach of the Target payment systems, a class action lawsuit was filed against the company. The action alleges that Target failed to implement strong enough security. Regardless of the merits of this action, it does bring to light a … Continue reading

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Auditing Matters

There’s been some reporting about Yahoo Mail getting hacked and potential issues recently. I ran across this piece that talks about what happened and it’s an interesting read, but there’s one quote that stuck with me: “Yahoo reported on its Tumblr that it had … Continue reading

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The SQLCLR Impact

While I’m sure there are a few of you still using SQL Server 2000 instances, I think at this point that most companies have moved to SQL Server 2005 and later. Even if you still manage a pre-2005 instance, chances … Continue reading

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Virtual Lab – Creating Differencing Disks

This is part of my series on building a virtual lab for use with SQL Server and Windows. You can see the entire series here: Building a Virtual Lab with Hyper-V. The whole point of virtualization is better use of … Continue reading

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The Remote Balance

I still have hope that we will see more and more remote workers in the future. As large companies downsize and choose smaller facilities, and as many new companies start from scratch, we’ll see many of them considering telecommuting to … Continue reading

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