Monthly Archives: June 2010

3.15Kw Solar PV System in Parker, Colorado

After waiting nearly seven months after I signed the contract, my little 3.15Kw grid-tied solar PV system was partially installed today by Namaste Solar. They could have easily finished it today, but they had to stop so that the city … Continue reading

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Dachshunds on Patrol

I was home today, since my 3.15Kw solar PV system was being installed, so I took a few pictures of my backyard with my two vicious guard-dog miniature dachshunds, Ruby and Roxy. Ruby (closest to the camera) is ten years … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 and 2008R2 Diagnostic Information Queries for June 2010

This version has updated build lists for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. It also has several new queries, and minor tweaks to many existing queries. Many of these queries will only work on SQL Server 2008 and above. Most … Continue reading

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Submitted Session Abstracts for PASS Summit 2010

I guess I will join the trend, and list the session abstracts that I submitted for PASS Summit 2010. There is a limit of four session submissions per speaker this year. Hopefully, I will get lucky and will have one … Continue reading

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Nice Shout-Out From Brad McGehee

I was browsing Twitter today, and I noticed some retweets linking to a blog post that Brad McGehee (blog | twitter) had written called Two Blog Series You Don’t Want to Miss. When I clicked on the link, I saw … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Login Failed Errors on SQL Server 2008

While looking over my SQL Server Error logs, I noticed a small flurry of error messages like you see below, every two hours, at the top of the hour: Login failed for user ‘PRODUCTION\SomeSQLAccount’. Reason: Failed to open the explicitly … Continue reading

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Microsoft Announces Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3

Last week, Microsoft released a slightly improved version of Robotics Developer Studio that supports Visual Studio 2010, and adds the functionality of the old Standard Edition of Robotics Developer Studio into one free, integrated package. More details are available at … Continue reading

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