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I'm a blockhead.

"Don't get tricked into believing that what's complicated is clever. In fact, endeavor to keep things simple, which, as we all know, is the principle of good design." -gar1t


Jun
18
comment Does speed enhancement software actually work?
I think this question would be cooler if it were titled, "Is speed enhancement software the new 'download more RAM'?"
May
30
comment Powershell equivalent to unix `which` command?
If Get-Command finds multiple results, it returns an array. Additionally, if the command it finds is not an executable, Path is undefined ($null). This makes the answer here impractical for general use without heavy modification. For a good example of both these cases, try Get-Command where.
May
12
awarded  Critic
May
9
awarded  Organizer
May
9
revised Calculation takes forever in large data set on Excel
Added SQL Server tag since user is connection to a SQL Server DB
May
9
suggested suggested edit on Calculation takes forever in large data set on Excel
May
9
comment Calculation takes forever in large data set on Excel
I understand that it's probably because Excel is what you know, but as a programmer, so many alarm sirens go off in my head at the notion of pulling data from a database and then applying formulae to it in Excel. I suppose that stems from my personal opinion that all spreadsheets are replaceable by relational databases, and that they are better organized and easier to use than spreadsheets. There's no chance of actually doing the calculations via SQL? Relational databases are very good at performing calculations on large quantities of data.
Dec
8
revised Clonezilla not able to mount drive?
edited body
Dec
8
revised Clonezilla not able to mount drive?
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Dec
8
asked Clonezilla not able to mount drive?
Jul
19
comment How to supress “Terminate batch job (Y/N)” confirmation?
@William, Just calling the script didn't work for me, but I came up with a workaround: @IF ""=="%1" (@%0 CALLED < nul) ELSE (@[your command]). Calls itself recursively, but with an argument the second time. If your script has arguments, you could potentially use the first unused positional argument. That could be problematic if your script has a lot of arguments. My script didn't need arguments or user input.
Jul
13
accepted Subversion: Share user file with Apache and svnserve
Jul
13
comment Subversion: Share user file with Apache and svnserve
Yes, I agree that a single server would be much easier. No argument there. Unfortunately, there is an existing svnserve that my coworkers (and myself) are using. Now I'm in need of the http server, but I don't want to break everyone else's checkouts. I wonder if rather than trying to synchronize the two, it might be simpler to just have a script that generates the two. Changes require local modifications, anyway. Thanks!
Jul
13
revised Subversion: Share user file with Apache and svnserve
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Jul
13
asked Subversion: Share user file with Apache and svnserve
May
12
awarded  Commentator
May
12
comment How do I download SQL Server 2012 Express?
Thanks for that second link. It's not obvious by any means, but all the different editions are available there (if you can figure out what the heck the file names mean). While searching around for the Tools Only version not knowing it was there the whole time, I ran across the service pack, too: microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35575
May
12
comment How do I download SQL Server 2012 Express?
@Ramhound Odd with a capital O. Hm. Took another look. It looks like the download buttons themselves point to those "betaexperience" URLs when I hover over them.
May
12
comment How do I download SQL Server 2012 Express?
@Ramhound I'm not a security expert, but I do know a bit about man in the middle attacks. Since it's not over SSL/TLS, something could be feeding me their own data; no? It's just... weird. I've never run into a download manager for anything from MS before.
May
12
accepted How do I download SQL Server 2012 Express?