A good friend of mine just released his first game on iOS. Extreme Simon Says. Behind this game is iOS developer Scott Huller , out of California. It’s a lot of fun and will have a lot of new updates & features coming soon! Think that old Simon Says electronic game you used […]

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Need a quick way to get the shorthand version (Mmm) of a month in a SSIS expression? Copy and paste the following into a variable and you have precisely just that. A quick code snippet to hopefully save you a couple of minutes of typing. Happy Coding!

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After installing some recent updates to some visual studio extensions and features, I started getting the following error when I was trying to start up Visual Studio 2010 or Visual Studio 2012. “exception was thrown by the target of an invocation” After Googling around for a little bit, I found […]

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There have been a few times I’ve needed to access the event viewer, local users, etc… on a server and the options are not easy to find (Windows Server 2003), but this will work for almost all Windows Operating Systems. What’s cool about MMC, you can set up on your […]

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Description Dawn is a morning assistant app which will display the meetings for the day, as well as display basic weather and traffic conditions in your area to know how that drive into work will be. You can also set up reminders to launch the application on a scheduled basis […]

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GnuPG (GNU Privacy Guard) is a free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880, not to be confused with the proprietary PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) version originally created by Phil Zimmermann. When needing a quick, easy, and free solution to encrypt and decrypt OpenPGP standard files in a SSIS package, GnuPG […]

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Really quick post regarding sp_help and tables in Schemas (not in dbo). Usually when doing a sp_help, you can do something resembling the following : However, if you try to do the same with a table with a Schema (SomeSchema.TableName) you will get an error “Incorrect syntax near ‘.’”. To […]

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I am not a huge fan of Google’s new, new tab page. While it might be easier or quicker to search for people who are new Google’s browser, it started becoming a pain for somebody who is used to using many chrome apps and used to searching straight from the […]

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I was in need of a tool to quickly format text for SQL and other various development applications, so I decided to write something light weight and to the point. MondoText, named for large text editing, can remove duplicates, change case, add output delimiters, and even add text qualifiers. Some […]

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When working with command prompt, to change directories you usually do something like the following : I was using the above method to try and change directories to a different drive (ie c:\ to f:\), and it wasn’t working. After googling and reading Microsoft’s documentation about CD, I realized I […]

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After recently getting a new, larger, secondary drive, I thought it was time to move my TFS folder to the new drive to free up some space. After doing some research on how to get started, I saw articles that were either made it too complicated or articles didn’t quite list […]

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We’ve all seen those horrible commercials about speeding up your PC, offering a one stop online solution to all your problems, blah blah blah. Just a heads up, most of the time these people are just making money by advertising, and will perform tasks you can do quickly and safely […]

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