Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Transaction log files are by default allowed to grow automatically and if left unchecked these files can grow to be tens of gigabytes in size. If you don't have a lot of allocated space it can be quite nerve racking to learn a single transaction log has eaten up all your available space.
To stop database log files from growing too large and later having to truncate them you can set a Maximum File Size or even turn of Autogrowth per database. To set these attributes:
- Open SQL Server Management Studio and connect to your database server
- Right click on the database you want to adjust and click Properties
- Click the Files page and in the table there should be a column called Autogrowth.
- Select the row for the file you want to stop growing (like the log file) and click the ellipsis (the ...)
- The Change Autogrowth window will appear
- From here you can Turn off Autogrowth, adjust how quickly file growth is allowed or set a restricted file growth in MB (which is what I recommend)
Monday, April 25, 2011
- Windows SharePoint Services (WSS)) 3.0 uses the Windows Internal Database. It installs on a Windows machine as SQL Server (folder name) but doesn't appear in Add/ Remove programs.
- The Windows Internal Database can be accessed using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express 2005. Download it here.
- It's usually not the database that grows too large (WSS_Content.mdf or any .mdf) it's usually one of the log files (like SharePoint_AdminContent_xxxxxx_log.ldf). Mine grew to 7GB.
- In order to fix this problem we want to shrink or truncate the SQL Server Transaction Log and we can do it without using any separate queries or commands like
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Personally I like the idea of having a cheat sheet for eating healthier despite not knowing the exact details for the grades.
The scorecard is broken down like this:
6+ points Eat regularly
4.0 to 5.9 points Eat occasionally
0 to 3.9 points Eat rarely
Thursday, April 21, 2011
My hope is that someone, Mozilla or otherwise (me?), sets up a test case exchange of some sort so it's easier to build and exchange test cases or smaller test case pieces. The problem with most existing test case management systems is once you spend all this time building out your test cases, you execute them once or twice and that's it. Most of the effort is then lost because re-usability is limited.
An open source system does present a lot of possibilities including new and exciting tool development. Hopefully it also doesn't mean no support for Windows. =)
Monday, April 18, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
I subscribe to a blog called The Startup Foundry which talks about everything startup-wise. In one of their posts they mention the site 99designs and how they are an easy way for startups to get nice website / blog designs on the cheap.
After looking around on their site I think I could get a custom Blogger template (they list Wordpress templates for about $495 and I figure Blogger would be similar). Through 99designs I’d get several dozen offers or mockups and from those multiple offers I could choose the best. Plus I could probably get a pretty cool My Technology Fetish logo designed – something I’ve always wanted as well.
Now I just need to generate some more revenue from this site – Google Ads to pay for it. Last year I got my first AdSense check from Google for $102.27 so hopefully this year I make enough to reinvest in the site design.
What do people think? Any suggestions?
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
To get virtual machines onto an ESXi server you need to import them via VMware Workstation and export them to the exact server. To do that:
Monday, April 4, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
- To install go to: http://pc-dl.panasonic.co.jp/itn/support/win7info2_f8w8t8.html
- Scroll down to Operating Systems and Others
- Download the Pansonic Misc Driver (at this time it is ver. 1.2.1100.0)
- Once it's downloaded, run the file and the drivers will be placed in C:\util2\drivers\newmisc
- Go to Hardware Manager, choose to manually update the drivers and give it the path listed in the previous step
- Driver installs correctly!