Monthly Archives: July 2009

SQL Script

To improve a monthly process I created a SQL script to break mirroring, drop the old database, and swap the new database into rotation. This process was a manual task that is performed every month in three regions. By using

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Finished Reading The Element

Finished reading The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything By Ph. D., Ken Robinson. The Element is what Robinson identifies as the point where a talent meets personal passion. The book offers a wide range of stories about the

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Installing Ruby On Rails On Window

I ran into some issues when I tried to install Ruby On Rails on Windows. These are the steps I used to finally get Ruby On Rails running on a Window box. To start you need to download the Windows

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Finished Reading Full Moon Rising

Finished Reading Full Moon Rising (Riley Jensen, Guardian, Book 1) by Keri Arthur. Full Moon Rising is about part vampire, part werewolf Riley Jenson, who works for Melbourne’s Directorate of Other Races, as does her twin brother, Rhoan. When Rhoan

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Finished Reading Business @ the Speed of Thought

Finished reading Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy by Bill Gates. This book offers a 12-step program for companies wanting to drive their business into the digital millennium. Business @ the Speed of Thought is

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Finished Reading Atlas Shrugged

Finished Reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Rand considered Atlas Shrugged to be her magnum opus. Atlas Shrugged is about a railroad heiress, Dagny Taggart, as she watches society collapse around her as the government increasingly asserts control over industry.

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Finished Reading Tax Free Retirement

Finished reading Tax Free Retirement by Patrick Kelly. We were given this book by a financial advisor we are working with to get life insurance. Tax Free Retirement discusses the nine most common financial landmines. Kelly show how your can

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Finished Reading The Head Trip

Finished reading The Head Trip: Adventures on the Wheel of Consciousness by Jeff Warren. The Head Trip combines a wacky and rigorous self-experimentation in an entertaining guide to varying levels of mental awareness. Warren begins with the mild hallucinogenic state

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Added a Pictures Page

I added the new page because I had to remove my Picasa sidebar widget so the iPhone WordPress app would work. The page has a random thumbnail of one of the pictures from each of the photo albums I have

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Finished Reading White Witch Black Curse

Finished reading White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows, Book 7) by Kim Harrison. Rachel’s reputation is in tatters. In order to save friends, she used spells that are considered evil and she’s still devastated by the mysterious death of her

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