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Try the 1 Story Project

January 22, 2014


Find out what great authors are saying about you. You may even see scenes from your future. It’s easy. Answer three questions and write as much as you want. What are you most proud of accomplishing? What do you dream of in the future? What do you fear the most? Post your answers here and […]

A Computer Did Not Write This Blog Post

January 8, 2014


But a computer did write a novel.

Optimizing IIS 7 for Applications

October 28, 2011


Maximize a web application’s performance and availability in IIS 7 Here’s how:  Application Pool Put the app in it’s own Application Pool. This maximize’s resources available to the app.  When you have created the Application Pool turn off the default Recycling Conditions so your app doesn’t restart at awkward times, losing cached memory and user sessions. […]

Successful IT Projects – Project Charter

September 23, 2011


When starting an IT Project make sure  all stakeholders and the core team (systems analysts, subject matter experts,  developers, managers) agree on what the project will accomplish and document it in the Project Charter. Here’s a list of project charter essentials: Company letterhead Identifies who owns the charter, and who should be interested. Descriptive Title […]

Rolling Stone interview with Dalai Lama, a dharma bum critique

August 20, 2011


I read Rolling Stones’ interview with the Dalai Lama today. He’s retiring from political leadership of the Tibetan government and has been in the news. I respect the interviewer, Melissa Matheson, who wrote the screenplay for ‘Kundun’, a biography directed by Martin Scorsese. The thing is even with all her research into the man I […]


July 27, 2011


I went to Vancouver Art Gallery’s “THE SURREALIST REVOLUTION IN ART” imagining I’d find help understanding images flooding our media. I found surrealist art much too WEIRD for that. One thing that stood out is the lack of technology at these artists’ disposal. They used pencils, bits of clockwork, native masks, black and white photographs and silent movies. […]

Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Database Highlights

July 25, 2011


Day 1 Architecture Analyze data trends Availability Clustering Transaction Log (to Restore DB) Dataside encryption (Security) Scalable Express (max 4gb) to Enterprise Integrated Platform SQL Management Studio Components Database Engine Relational and Business Intelligence Integration Services Analysis Services (look at data over time) Reporting Services Full Text Search StreamInsight (document storage, blobs) SQL Server Instances […]