Monthly Archives: February 2008

Taking a look at the ASP.Net Personal Web Site Starter Kit

It occurred to me that I could learn a lot by studying the techniques used in the Personal Web Site Starter Kit that comes with ASP.Net.  I laughed when I read this line in the Welcome page.  The italics are mine. You can use the site as-is with some small customizations, such as adding your own […]

Useful Transact-SQL commands

USE databasename EXEC sp_who EXEC sp_monitor SELECT @@CONNECTIONS AS ‘Connections’ SELECT @@TOTAL_READ SELECT @@TOTAL_WRITE SELECT @@TOTAL_ERRORS

How to pronounce Route: Root

Garrett has a book called Amazing Undersea Adventure Mazes.  Every maze starts out with a command to “find the correct route.”  Reading out loud to Garrett, sometimes I would pronounce the word “root”, other times I would pronounce it “rout”.  It all depended upon the way it sounded in the paragraph.  It was driving me crazy not […]

The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and (in tiny letters) Jeff Cox

Wow!  A business book that was actually fun to read!  I engulfed it in one big swallow last evening.  It’s a novel about a rising star plant manager who realizes that he can save his plant, his career, and his marriage if he concentrates on reaching his true goal, rather than struggling to achieve the milestones defined by his […]