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Working with Sketch3

First off let me start by saying that this is a very easy to use and affordable editor. I actually learned about Sketch3 (developed by Bohemiancoding.com) from attending courses by BitFountain.io. I signed up for a few iOS development courses and the Sketch3 design...

Replaced the alternator in my 1990 Ford F-150

I’ve had this 1990 Ford F-150 since April 2014 and I’ve known there was an issue with either the battery, alternator or there was a parasitic draw that would kill the battery within 18-24 hours. I haven’t had the time to really look into it until...

Saving for an emergency

“Creative Commons Money on Money” by 401(k) 2012 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Emergencies happen when you least expect them so it’s better to plan ahead and tuck away money into an emergency fund to be better prepared. Like Dave Ramsey said,...

Taxes have been filed

I’m one of those people who likes to address tax season as soon as I have all my ducks in a row. I don’t like to let it linger to far into February if I can help it but by the end of January is my primary target. Thank goodness that a lot of companies have...

Back with a new agenda

It has been a while. Many things have changed. Priorities, interest, life, focus. I was so caught up in the technical field that I let a lot of other interesting and rather important topics slide by. I’ve since undergone a rebalance and decided to expand my...

Consolidate multiple records into a single row

I worked on a restore script that had to consume values from the network share and produce a restore statement. This database happened to be striped to eight files. I needed a way to construct the restore statement into a single row and I was able to achieve the...

Intermittent Lockups with SSMS 2012

First off this post should have been pressed long ago (5/31/2012), but for whatever reason I merely saved it to draft rather than publish it. So without further ado… Not long ago I started to encounter very intermittent lockups with SSMS 2012. I searched the web...

Exporting Photos With BCP

I won’t get into all of the “ins and outs” about BCP, but feel free to read up on the subject here: Import and Export Bulk Data by Using the bcp Utility (SQL Server) Scenario I have images stored in a SQL Server database and I need to access them...