Monthly Archives: October 2003

Red-gate is a must have tool for MS SQL…

I want to shout out to Red-gate software.  I am in no way affiliated, just a big fan.  Today, I downloaded their latest  SQL Compare tool.  It’s really good!  Find out more and download a free trial:http://www.red-gate.com/sql/version30x_sql_compare.htm. -B Music tip … Continue reading 

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Software in Limbo – The story of Intrinsigo

Back in 2000, I was co-founder of a soon to be defunct tech startup company called Intrinsigo.  This was the twilight of the bubble.  We got just enough funding to get excited, develop a product, hire some people, buy a basement full of computers… and be seriously … Continue reading 

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Copying Font Properties

Say you have a user control that contains some other web controls, such as a text box or drop down list.  Now say that you want the UI designer to be able to set the font properties of the contained … Continue reading 

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Programmatically Remote Control a Windows Service

I just thought this was cool, start and stop remote services like so: System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController sc2 = new System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController(“ServiceName”, “MACHINE_NAME”);if (sc2.Status.Equals(System.ServiceProcess.ServiceControllerStatus.Running)){  sc2.Stop();} Today’ music tip: Run, don’t walk to CDNOW to get the new Outkast album… Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.  The track “Hey Ya” is soooooo … Continue reading 

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Tap. Tap. Is this thing on?

So, I’m sitting here trying to think up a theme for this blog, and it occurs to me that I need to fire up some tunes to get my creative juices flowing. So I launch BBC Radio 6 (www.bbc.co.uk/6music) over … Continue reading 

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