Got an unexpected ‘free’ speedbump from Comcast from 50Mbps to 60Mbps.
Ran a test before and after rebooting my modem, using Ookla Speedtest, and the before and after results are below.
Useful commands I’ve found from various sources for Microsoft Sql Server 2005/2008 include:
–Instance level principals.
SELECT * FROM sys.asymmetric_keys
SELECT * FROM sys.certificates
SELECT * FROM sys.credentials
SELECT * FROM sys.linked_logins
SELECT * FROM sys.remote_logins
SELECT * FROM sys.server_principals
SELECT * FROM sys.server_role_members
SELECT * FROM sys.sql_logins
SELECT * FROM sys.endpoints
–Database level principals.
SELECT * FROM sys.database_principals
SELECT * FROM sys.database_role_members
ALTER LOGIN sa WITH NAME = hiddenSaAccount
–Check your user execution context
SELECT SUSER_SNAME(), USER_NAME()
–View the list of objects in the database
SELECT * FROM sys.objects
–Change user context
EXECUTE AS USER = ‘AnotherUserName’
–Return to your login
–explore database files
select * from AdventureWorks.sys.database_files
select * from master.sys.database_files
select * from msdb.sys.database_files
select * from tempdb.sys.database_files
select * from sys.endpoints
select * from sys.tcp_endpoints
select * from sys.http_endpoints
select * from sys.database_mirroring_endpoints
select * from sys.service_broker_endpoints
SELECT * FROM sys.symmetric_keys
SELECT * FROM sys.certificates
Check out this amazing video – World Builder by Bruce Branit Some day l guess we might be building entire cities virtually like this, walk through them and then create them. Beats a 3D object molder.
Heres a direct link to the quicktime .mov file for faster viewing on your PC. [ Right click, save as, download]
This commercial is so good…. of course Heineken is so so good…..
And the expression on this guys face is priceless:
Very interesting article on Social Engineering a hack into a “secure” IT facility.
You may also find Bruce Schneier’s Crypto-Gram Newsletter interesting.
Heres a video clip of Jack Bauer’s 24 TV Show which l dont miss, mentioning Blowfish encryption and showing some “impossible” cracking time…
Installed this on my laptop and workstation.
I visited Wellsfargo online banking and immediately got a warning that it only supports the older browser, IE7 or Firefox 3. I could not go on further, and either have to use firefox which l have installed or re-install IE7.
Then l remembered that IE8 offers a compatibility mode, so l simply added wellsfargo.com to my list of sites under this option and bingo – it worked! l could use the banks website from IE8!
Steps l took in exploring this technology.
“Windows® Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform” Click here for the Microsoft Website
5. Start Visual Studio 2008 , New project, Cloud service, Web and worker cloud service
Working on code using the REST API Reference for Windows Azure Storage services
Also download the Azure Services Training Kit – February Update
Will update this blog soon as l make progress….
This one video below like so much!!
Heres a very useful website with tons of various types of connection examples for database, programming etc.
Visit:http://connectionstrings.com/ and another userful link for learing the basics of creating custom WPF controls is: http://www.devx.com/RIA/Article/35758