Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Listing

What are you doing to manage your Christmas listing this year?


I just make a list, value balance it, and then buy the things. :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

On seeing the future

I stare A LOT into my crystal ball, trying to analyze the best course of action. I have found that having two calendars really helps.

One is high-level, and shows the course of the months, and my defined all-day events.

The other is weekly, and shows my commitments by the hour (or half-hour, depending)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cutting your losses

When is the right time to cut your losses?

Generally, when the input exceeds the output over some period of time, right?

What about when it's a person? How then do you measure your staff development?

Lines of code?
Cases processed?
Amount of some-other-trackable number?
(i.e. Ambulance runs)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Test with images

To send a test message from SQL Server 2008 Database Mail:
Open the server via Object Explorer, and click through to
Server >> Management >> Database Mail
Right click on Database Mail.

You should see a dialog box like the following:

The email address should already be filled in for you! If everything looks good, click the button, and you should see a pop up like the one below.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

VHD Expansion

I couldn't use the tool & sequence mentioned in last weeks post.

That was a bummer, on the one hand, as I had to rebuild my favorite VPC image.

On the other hand, it's been cool, because I can now REALLY expand the VHD size.