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40% Off Selected LifeStraw Products Amazon Daily Deal

by @ Friday, July 24th, 2015. Filed under general

This is very cool stuff. Out hiking and need water but afraid to drink from local sources? Get the lifestraw water bottle and fill it and drink with confidence. Going to a country where you aren’t sure about the water supply (hello my friends going on vacations to exotic places or traveling to those low […]

Local Admin GUIs On a Server Are Poison

by @ Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015. Filed under tech

  "Local Admin GUIs on a server are poison. It’s like heroin, you know your first shot oh so nice and then all of a sudden your life is ruined and you end up dead."   – Jeffrey Snover https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK2461   joeware.net… Trying to keep people from dying from local admin GUI poison since 2001. […]

AMAZON PRIME DAY, amazing deals all day! Better than Black Friday

by @ Wednesday, July 15th, 2015. Filed under general

http://amzn.to/1TCk3zw Rating 3.00 out of 5

Amazon Fire Phone on Sale…

by @ Wednesday, July 8th, 2015. Filed under general, tech

32GB Amazon Fire Phone is on sale for $159.00 and includes free 1 year Prime Membership (value $99.00) so you are getting the phone for $60. That is worth ordering just for a camera/music player. http://amzn.to/1J4hnTI   If you already have Prime, your current subscription will be renewed for an additional year. What if I’m […]

The simplest most elegant solutions are the most sexy…

by @ Thursday, June 25th, 2015. Filed under general

The simplest most elegant solutions are the most sexy. Those are the ones that have real life down the road. I am far more impressed and joyful at simple solutions than complex ones stacked up with all sorts of various interconnections. In the end, don’t build the Titanic when a paddle boat will do.    […]

IT is easy…

by @ Monday, June 1st, 2015. Filed under humour

IT is easy. It’s like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire. And the ground is on fire. And everything is on fire Because you’re in hell. Rating 4.50 out of 5

"Supported" doesn’t mean the same thing to Software Vendors and Service Providers

by @ Friday, May 29th, 2015. Filed under tech

When people tell me MSFT or some other software vendor supports something why don’t you as a service provider support it I chuckle and say "Oh really, what kind of SLA guarantee do they offer? What kind of penalty for not meeting the defined goal agreement?" Plain and simple… Service Providers and Software Vendors have […]

Using GUIDs/UUIDs for Primary Key of MariaDB or MySQL DB Table

by @ Sunday, May 24th, 2015. Tags:
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I am posting this so I can find it again, if others find it useful that is good too. Define Primary Key as CHAR(36) NOT NULL DEFAULT ‘0’ Define a trigger CREATE DEFINER=`root`@`localhost` TRIGGER `<TableName>_CreateUUIDPrimaryKey` BEFORE INSERT ON `<TableName>` FOR EACH ROW BEGIN   set NEW.<PrimaryKeyFieldName> = UUID(); END   Example: CREATE TABLE `TestTable` ( […]

DETROIT STEM POWERED 2ND ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP FUND RAISING

by @ Friday, May 8th, 2015. Filed under general

Some may recall that I shared a great charity on my blog last year about this time, it is that time again. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stempowered-fostering-curiosity–2#home Here is a video showing some highlights from last year: In case that embedded video doesn’t load properly, you can see it directly at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHvLcExBQB4 As I said last year This is […]

Windows 2000 Professional SP4 in Windows Server 2012 R2 F/DFL6 Domain

by @ Thursday, May 7th, 2015. Filed under tech

I had heard several times that Windows 2000 won’t join a Windows Server 2012 R2 Forest, especially in Windows Server 2012 R2 Functional Mode. I did not find this to be the case. The hardest part was finding the old Windows 2000 MSDN CD in the basement (I ISO’ed it so I can lose it […]

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