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No More Downtime

At one point in my career, I worked for a wealth management firm. We managed funds for various customers, a part of which was making trades in the financial markets. Various brokers and companies used our platform to run their … Continue reading

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Confusing Networking Behavior

The other day I got on a Skype for Business call and I struggled to hear the other people. I looked at the interface, and saw red where the network connection was represented. Since I was communicating with the UK, … Continue reading

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Administrative Native and ConEmu Command Prompts–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. I would think many people know how to do this, but I’ve run into a few, so here you … Continue reading

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Quick Command Shells–#SQLNewBlogger

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as #SQLNewBloggers. This isn’t a SQL post, per se, but since I’ve been using lots of PowerShell for SQL stuff at … Continue reading

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Rename a Server with PowerShell

I’m sure many people are experimenting with VMs and SQL Server. If you’re like me, many of you just default to installing Windows 7/10 or Windows Server xx Standard for your testing. Those systems work fine, but I’ve been trying … Continue reading

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Better Explorer on High dpi Displays

I’ve got a high dpi display on my laptop. The recommended resolution is 2560×1704. That’s small. I have had all kinds of issues with SSMS, VS, and various other applications, including a few from Redgate. The other day I was … Continue reading

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Running Powershell with Task Scheduler

Another post for me that is simple and hopefully serves as an example for people trying to get blogging as#SQLNewBloggers. One of the things I needed to do with my SQL Saturday download process was run this automatically. I don’t … Continue reading

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The Command Line is Back

I grew up using a command line for all of my computing. I started with a Commodore VIC-20 as a youth, moving on to Apple IIs, TRS-80s, and then OpenVMS in university classes. It wasn’t until I started doing graduate work that I started to enjoy … Continue reading

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Updating to Windows 10

I’ve been cautious about Windows upgrades. Throughout my career, I’ve alternatively been interested in, and wary of, Windows upgrades. I beta tested Windows 95, and then adopted Windows 98 as soon as I could at a company with better multi-monitor … Continue reading

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Unexpected Windows 10

This was strange. I noticed a new icon in the taskbar today. When I hovered over it, I saw this: I downloaded the Windows 10 beta in a VM, but not here. However apparently some update added this. If I … Continue reading

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