Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ctrl+R doesn't work

I had the following conversation with my VM the other day:

Why can't I push Control+R (Ctrl+R) in SSMS 2012, and have my query results window go away?  
I'm on a virtual machine here, Mr. SSMS, and I really don't need to see, again, that I just accidentally selected getdate().

In order to get Management Studio to give me back my full editing window, I went in to settings and reset the keyboard layout.

Like this:

  1. Click Tools >> Options
  2. Click Environment >> Keyboard
  3. Click the Reset button
  4. Answer Yes to the warning
  5. Click OK to close the window
  6. Exit SSMS
  7. Start SSMS again
  8. Select getdate();
  9. Ctrl+R now works!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


You know, it's sites like this that make me wish I had a page crawler, that would self-organize a website into an eBook automatically. That would be a rather efficient way, I think, to carry around part of the Internet's brain trust in an eReader...


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Teach Kids To Code C#

Pluralsight just released a training for kids to learn C#.

I'm a fan of things like this:


Another one is ALICE: