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Archives: July 2012

Stop Storing Unencrypted Passwords!

I was called over today by a person doing application support to help troubleshoot a database connectivity issue. This isn't a big deal and something that's a regular job task for a database administrator. But then he did something that totally floored me.

He went into the registry and copied the password (in… Read more

Cross-Post: Set Milestones for Little Victories

This seemed appropriate to cross-post from Goal Keeping DBA given the editorial for today:

One of the first pieces of advice our upperclassmen gave us when we reported to The Citadelwas, “Don’t think about Recognition Day. Think about tomorrow. Think about the weekend. Think about Parent’s Day weekend.”… Read more

Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild meeting tonight

If you're in or around the Midlands of South Carolina area, the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month. That would be tonight, July 11th.

Tonight's topic will be Windows Phone 7: Tips & Tricks Every Developer Should Know. The speaker is Chris Craft ( Read more