Monthly Archives: March 2013

Secure Remote Backups on the Cheap

Like many “technically minded” families we have started to accumulate a startling amount of data at home.  A couple hundred gigs of storage on the file server used to be more than adequate.  I did a pretty good job of making sure … Continue reading

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Getting Permanent Marker off a Whiteboard

The other day while taking notes during a conference call I accidentally wrote on my whiteboard with a Sharpie marker. After several minutes of swearing I remembered a tip I had heard years ago. Using a white board marker scribble … Continue reading

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Batch gpg Decrypt and Unzip

In Linux: To batch decrypt with gpg: echo {yourpassphrase} | gpg –passphrase-fd 0 –decrypt-files *.pgp To batch unzip: unzip “*.zip”

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Common SQL Server Troubleshooting Queries

Last Query for All Open Connections (source): SELECT    * FROM    sys.dm_exec_requests er     CROSS APPLY    sys.dm_exec_sql_text(er.sql_handle) AS t Number of Open Connections (source): SELECT      DB_NAME(dbid) as DBName,      COUNT(dbid) as NumberOfConnections,     … Continue reading

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