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After hours projects update

This post is as much for my sanity, to clear my mind, as it is for sharing my thoughts. I have a couple of after hours projects going on right now and a couple that I would like to start. I have been working on a few things for the Community...


I need a vacation from my vacation

Last week was PTO for me. No trips planned, just a little time off to relax, maybe get a few things done around the house. At least that was the plan. The reality is that I worked my butt off every day from Saturday morning the previous weekend...


Please stop posting excerpts in your RSS feed!

I'm not speaking to anyone in particular with the above title, just the blogging world in general. I pruned a few RSS feeds from my reader today (Newsgator Outlook Edition in case you're keeping count) and afterward I realized that each of the...


WhatIWantMost: The roundup

Following is a list of all the posts of the WhatIWantMost series. I'm listing them all here mostly for my own selfish purposes, but feel free to bookmark this post yourself. 1. Creating the WhatIWantMost web site from scratch: Introduction ...


WhatIWantMost: It's Alive!

At the end of my last WhatIWantMost post (about 3-1/2 months ago) I wrote that the site was getting close to being good enough and that I had hoped to roll it out soon. Over the following month I asked some friends and colleagues to review the...


Know anyone waiting in line for an iPhone right now?

Are you waiting in line for an iPhone right now? Do you know anyone who is? I know of a couple friends who plans to head down to the Apple store after work, but I don't know of any friends/colleagues who are currently standing in line. I have...


Restoring large SQL Server databases

When restoring a large SQL Server database (double-digit GBs) insure that the backup file is not on the same physical drive that your data file will reside. Having them on the same drive seems to slow down the restore process 10 fold. That number...


New Hard Drive Follies

I decided yesterday that I needed to add a new hard drive to my workstation. On all past computers I would keep a large C: drive for system, program files, etc. and keep a very large D: drive for data (pst files, code, databases, desktop & "my...


Late night IM session

(This was from a couple of weeks ago and I forgot to post it. It is just as relevant now as it was then, though) When you're on an IM with Scott Water and Scott Forsyth (Orcs Web) at 2:45 AM you know something is not quite right. All you can do...


Jose on Morpheus - the video

Jose Lema sat down for a few minutes and discussed Morpheus with Ado on the newest episode of Tellicast. Catch the video here.