ScreenSaver from CodePlex – I've been looking for this for years

I just ran into this screensaver on Codeplex, I just HAD to share!  I’ve wanted to build something like this, thank goodness this guy shared his code!   WebCycle is a screensaver application that cycles through web pages. This was originally created to cycle through Reporting Services reports so that idle monitors could serve as […]

The index "DSPFSC_INDEX02" (partition 1) on table "DSPFSC" cannot be reorganized because page level locking is disabled.

Maintenace Plans are one of the greatest things ever.  They save SOOOO much time and effort! Over the weekend, I finally found some time to research a problem I was hitting with Maintenance Plans on a new server Failed:(-1073548784) Executing the query “ALTER INDEX [DSPFSC_INDEX02] ON [dbo].[DSPFSC] REO…” failed with the following error: “The index […]

Windows 8 Tuning (for VDI- but still QUITE interesting)

Windows 8 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure image client tuning guide Microsoft Corporation Published: August 2013 Abstract This guide describes important tuning parameters and settings that you can adjust to optimize the Windows 8 operating system image being deployed as part of a Windows Server 2012 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution. The guide is for IT pros […]

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008 R2 April 12, 2013 Abstract This guide describes important tuning parameters and settings that you can adjust to improve the performance and energy efficiency of the Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating system. This guide describes each setting and its potential effect to help you make an informed decision about its […]

Indian Coders

Behind the ‘Bad Indian Coder’ An ongoing debate about the quality of outsourced code prompts a look at the country’s precarious economic and educational picture. It started, as many deep philosophical Reddit debates do, with a one-line statement, “Got a contract to fix some outsourced Indian PHP code,” accompanied by an image macro of Toy Story characters […]

DBAs don’t like rapid changes

DBAs don’t like rapid changes. This is natural: they need to analyze the database as a whole and examine the impact of any changes from all angles. A simple change in a column can take a week to be implemented—but that’s because an error could materialize as huge losses for the company. Be patient! http://www.toptal.com/sql/sql-database-tuning-for-developers