PowerShell f’in rocks!

Main Microsoft landing page for PowerShell… download and install it!!  (if you’re running Windows Server 2008, it’s already loaded) Out of the box executing PowerShell scripts is completely disabled for security… there’s a couple immediate tasks to enable… Go find the PowerShell icon and fire it up… Vista (booo hiss!) > Start > Programs > […]

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SQL Server "CHECKSUM()"

Absolutely crazy I hadn’t run across this little gem yet… could’ve used that bugger to get out of a couple jams.  e.g. eliminating heavily duplicated xml blobs that represent incoming supply chain events/transactions.  The BOL has a couple examples to get your juices flowing.  e.g. Run it on a column list, CHECKSUM(*), to compare rows.  […]

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(Fairly) Quick & Painless Streaming of Your Local Audio

Here’s the basic pieces I plugged together: MediaMonkey is my preferred mp3 player: www.MediaMonkey.com MediaMonkey supports WinAmp API plugins which provides an excellent pool to draw nifty add-ons from EdCast (formerly “OddCast”) comes in various implementations, one of which is a WinAmp plugin that sends your current song to a ShoutCast (or IceCast) server: http://www.oddsock.org/tools/edcast/ […]

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The Origin of VirguleStar.com

I’m drafting off the idea of expanding geeky punctuation into words (popularized by www.SlashDot.org) (Funny story behind his originating motivation) so SlashDot equals /. Based on that, being a comment happy developer, I thought an expansion of /* would be particularly apropos as that’s the well known opening comment syntax in languages like C, C++, […]

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