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Generating Test Data

There is often a need to generate anonymous data for non-production testing purposes.  There is a website that lets you create names, addresses, numeric, text and credit card data. The URL is http://generatedata.com The free site is limited to 100 … Continue reading

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Serverless SVN

Even for solo development is is nice to be able to version code.  For all of Visual SourceSafe’s shortcomings it had one nice feature – it didn’t require a server.  Simple define a folder structure and you were off and … Continue reading

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Mounting a Windows share (CIFS) from Red Hat Linux

This is a little off topic for this blog but I hope it will save somebody some time and research.  I needed to share DVD drive on a PC in order to install software on a Red Hat server for … Continue reading

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Thoughts on SQL PASS 2011 SQL Rally

I attended the first ever SQL Rally in Orlando last week.  It was my first non-chapter SQL PASS function.  That seemed to be a common characteristic of the attendees.  I would estimate only about 15% to possibly 20% of the … Continue reading

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Handy utility–WinDirStat

If you are looking for a good free utility to help manage disk space give WinDirStat a try.  It scans the disk in question and creates a visual representation of space used on the disk.  Every time I run it … Continue reading

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Great Backyard Bird Count

Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 18-21, 2011)  

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Simple Web Conferencing

If you are looking for basic web conferencing take a look at Yugma.  http://www.yugma.com They have a free version and a P series which costs money.

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