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I like the new site but there used to be a side menu link to the daily newsletters and I can't find that now. I'm a contractor and get the...
April 10, 2019 at 2:36 pm
We are now converting all out project connections to package connections on the current SSIS project because we need to have our development versions in separate projects (for different developers)...
April 1, 2019 at 12:48 pm
Eight years ago I said
Word, Excel Visio, Outlook and lately Notepad++, which is brilliant and handles larger text files than MS products, although I had to think about...
July 26, 2018 at 11:25 pm
How appropriate given the current furore in the UK over the disposal of landing cards of the "Windrush Generation" and subsequent inability to prove right to remain.Love SQL Server...
April 20, 2018 at 7:10 am
Today's employers don't want their data going out of the office so they provide virtual machines on their servers for contractors and staff and you work on that remote desktop using...
December 21, 2017 at 11:54 pm
If you favour the backup/restore approach, try pushing the cost angle of that - setting up a backup/restore = less than a day's work, setting up an SSIS job to...
December 14, 2017 at 2:04 am
Many of us who are limited company contractors in the UK consider our IR35 tax status before accepting invitations to corporate events, Christmas parties or away days since they are...
November 14, 2017 at 1:48 am
The gig economy is everywhere now and it makes me glad I'm not young and trying to build a career again as there is no job security for the youth...
October 24, 2017 at 2:39 am
BitBucket, JIRA and the associated Confluence wiki to document everything. SourceTree front end on local (virtual) pc. I like the way it all links together so the BitBucket branches show in the...
October 12, 2017 at 1:24 am
Two weeks somewhere in Europe. The channel tunnel is booked (free thanks to Tesco's clubcard rewards scheme) but we'll just pack the camper van and decide where to go at...
June 23, 2017 at 5:14 am
In summer, I enjoy going dinghy sailing after work. Many sailing clubs are now finding the mid-week race evenings more popular than weekend race days and one factor is getting...
March 31, 2017 at 6:07 am
Now sit back and see who screams when they can't run their report 😀
November 18, 2016 at 2:46 am
I buy very little technology - my last computer purchase was my Linx windows tablet a year ago for use on the train commute - runs Kindle for pc, One...
October 21, 2016 at 11:50 pm
For those who don't know, the database diagrams in Management Studio are a good way of visualising the relationships set up between tables - just add a table to the...
April 6, 2016 at 2:14 am
In a previous job, ACT! by Sage did some tricks like this, removing all logins it hadn't created from the front application and especially admin accounts. It was a total...
March 23, 2016 at 3:46 am