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New Jekyll Site

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You’ll find this post in your _posts directory. Go ahead and edit it and re-build the site to see your changes. You can rebuild the site in many different wa...

Scripting DROP SYNONYM

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Recently we needed to refresh our test database and the synonyms in the test environment is different from the production environment. Instead of re-creating...

Red Gate SQL Source Control and TFS

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We currently use RedGate SQL Source Control and TFS for our source control. However, for some reason, there was some changes made somewhere which caused all ...

Welcome 2013

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Hello everybody! I'm sure there isn't a lot of people following my blog since I have taken a short hiatus. Regardless, it is a new year and of course, like a...

A bug in Bugzilla 4.0.4

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There was a request to have a new tool custom report tool created for our Bugzilla installation so I had to re-deploy a copy of Bugzilla onto our development...

WDS Deployment spanning multiple subnets

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This turned out to be simpler than I had first imagined. Reading the Microsoft documentation looked like we had to make changes to the DHCP, however this was...

WDS Installation and Deployment

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We're deploying a new WDS (Windows Deployment Service) server at work and at first everything looked alright until I ran into my first snag - I wasn't able t...

Failure to start new MySQL server

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We use replication for our MySQL server and perform a snapshot rsync to re-initialize the slave servers. One difference today was that I had to create a whol...

Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000

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So, tax season is around the corner and I just got my RRSP returns and I was able to get some money to get myself some new toys. I wanted to get a smaller ke...

CDONTS on Windows Server 2008 R2

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As old as it may be, we still use a sendmail API from way back to NT4! Having said that, there was a slight blip when we migrated to a new Server 2008 R2 ser...

Google Chrome’s automatic site searching

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Here's a fun tip! I just found out today by chance that Google's Chrome browser will do automatic site searching! If the site you are viewing has a search fu...

Google Apps and Microsoft Outlook 2010

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With the need to save money, I finally decided to take the plunge and try out Google Apps after a strong recommendation from a friend. Getting everything con...

Jivesoftware - SBS 4.5 and MySQL

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It has been awhile, but I'm still alive. Anyway, installed SBS 4.5 from Jive Software today, however the JDBC for MySQL wasn't included in the installer. Dow...

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 and Outlook 2010

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Although both products are from Microsoft, they don't seem to play nice together. Most likely due to the fact Office 2010 came out recently and has changed t...

Windows 2008 and IIS 7.5

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We got a new server at work and got some time to play around with Windows 208 R2. One thing I liked most was the new Server Manager UI. This basically gives ...

New theme

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Haven't posted in awhile, but I needed to find a new theme which will allow for posting code. If anyone knows of any, feel free to let me know. I'll just tes...

Force feeding Windows Server 2003

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Another day at work, another interesting problem. A user was connecting to a terminal server and tried to print to a printer that was installed locally on he...

Niceness and Renice

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So I was playing around with streaming media to my PS3 and came to a problem. My NAS running on Linux was running several items at the same time. Most notice...

ASP, Microsoft SQL and AJAX

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Well I haven't done web programming for awhile now and getting back into it was a slow start but I was able to get through it. I'll have to admit, at first G...

Making things go automagically

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Was working away at work today and required to have a PERL script to be loaded every Friday. To do this, I had to employ the help of crontab. usage:  crontab...

Filezilla password recovery

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Recently I had to recover passwords from a dead windows installation. Be it good or bad, Filezilla stores its passwords in plain text! I was able to get all ...

List of English stop words

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Stop words are basically words that should not be indexed in a search. This is because these words are commonly used and most likely will not provide search ...

MySQL database restoration error

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So I was trying to restore a backup database from a .sql file through the following command: mysql database < file.sql And an error resulted: Got a packet...

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 woe part 2

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM, this is truly a beast of a software. Installation is often a hit or miss based on what is currently installed on the PC. Recently I h...

WordPress for Blackberry

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Boy-o-boy, how things have changed since I first started using WP! Seems like you can now do any and everything with your phone now! Well, this is just a tes...

CRM 4.0 Dynamics woe

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Working on another PC, I am came across issues with CRM. Basically, it would not install due to the fact that that I was installing the 'offline version'. Th...

Virtualization part 3

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To finish this journey, I will conclude that we have decided to not upgrade the servers at this point in time. There was really not much changes that we foun...

Virtualization part 2

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Continuing on the theme of Virtualization, I tried to maintain our VMs via vSphere 4, however I quickly found that vSphere will not run on Windows 7 still! S...

VMware Conversion & Virtualization

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So... I finally got the chance to update to Windows 7 and test out its new features to be able to provide support! However, I need to be able to access my ol...

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