Inspired Bicycles – Danny MacAskill April 2009

April 21, 2009

Wow, just wow.  This is simply amazing skill.  Is it wrong to want my boys to be able to ride like this?

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SQLSaturday – One day free SQL training

March 17, 2009

My boss at work sent me an email about this.  Looks pretty interesting.  From their web site: What is SQLSaturday? It’s a one day free training event for SQL Server professionals organized by a local user group.  It takes a lot of work and a lot of volunteers, but it’s also a lot of fun. […]

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Learning with Action Mapping

March 4, 2009

I’ve always been a fan of Kathy Sierra and was extremely disappointed when she retired from blogging.  Thankfully Twitter came along and she’s participating in the conversation again.  It’s good to have her unique perspective and information flow back. Today she posted:               I haven’t done much with Action […]

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Pixel Couch

January 10, 2009

Perfect couch for a geek office!

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 – Tip 1 – Purge Transaction Log

November 4, 2008

We’ve been migrating some of our production databases at work to SQL 2008 and I’m finding that Microsoft changed a lot. They updated the BACKUP LOG t-sql command and removed the TRUNCATE_ONLY switch, which means quickly and easily purging the transaction log requires a bit more work. I spent a little while yesterday and wrote […]

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It is official, Obama lost because of my vote

October 31, 2008

A friend sent this to me and it is way fun!

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Linq to CheckBoxList in

October 21, 2008

Linq is pretty amazing.  I’m working on a feature for Boardroom Web where a person can select multiple items that are in a CheckBoxList.  I wanted a quick and easy way to read all of the items they checked.  Here’s the Linq statement to read everything that is checked: var selectionResults = from ListItem item […]

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Gary Vaynerchuk’s Web 2.0 Expo NY Talk

September 23, 2008

Stop whatever you’re doing right now and spend the 15 minutes and watch this video.  Gary drops the f-bomb a couple of times during the talk, but don’t lose sight of the real message.

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Jungle Disk Automatic Backups on Windows 2008 Server

September 4, 2008

I’ve been working on the server that’s running this web site and a couple others and one thing high on the list was automating backups.  If you bundle backups with hosting plans, they always seem to be fairly expensive, so I choose to use Amazon’s S3 service with Jungle Disk. Jungle Disk’s biggest shortcoming is […]

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Checking out Google Chrome Beta

September 2, 2008

I just installed the beta of Google Chrome and I’m checking out a couple sites in the new browser.  I really like the clean look and feel and how fast the browser feels.  I wonder how I’ll like it in a week from now… Download Google Chrome

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