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I wear many hats at my workplace.

Primarily a Database Developer, but also programmer, web designer, DBA, sysadmin, and general office bitch.

I work for a small custom software house in Sydney, Australia. We use all manner of tools - but mainly MSSQL and a Rapid Application Tool called eDeveloper uniPaaS Magic XPA.


Jul
21
comment Dell PowerEdge Server - What is a Maser Daughter Card?
Well, a daughter-board is something that's often found in Dell Blades, so I guess a "Master" daughter-board might be a daughter-board that's a master for a slave board? I dunno I'm grasping at straws here!
Jul
21
comment Dell PowerEdge Server - What is a Maser Daughter Card?
Its gotta be a typo of 'master' but then that begs the question of what a 'master daughter card' does...
Jul
21
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Jul
21
comment limit bandwidth and space usage of each Virtual Host?
I absolutally agree that doing it is the best way to learn, and I applaud your initative. However a web hosting company generally has someone who already knows what they're doing, because you don't want to lose everyone's data by accident because you're still learning - even if they haven't paid you any money for it.
Jul
21
comment Old dial up modem noise explanation
Aahh, good old Hackers, circa 1994, where all mad hacks were done from a public phonebooth, a laptop covered in stickers and an acoustic coupler. And not a single person looks at you strangely.
Jul
21
comment Old dial up modem noise explanation
My mistake, not phase-shift keying (That's for digital modulation), just phase modulation (thanks Wikipedia)
Jul
21
comment Old dial up modem noise explanation
@John, Then I'll have to explain Phase-Shift keying and I just can't be bothered right now. That's assuming that people understand what moudulation is in the first place. Even though modulation is mentioned in the term MODEM twice. I think most pople assume MODEM is a noun, not an acronym.
Jul
21
answered DLink dsl-g604t port forwarding inside network
Jul
21
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Jul
21
comment Is it illegal to modify a cookie to become a chat admin?
Not only is it not legally OK more importantly (in my opinion) it's not morally OK either. And for some belief systems, your morality dictates what happens to you for eternity (you don't want to be re-incarnated as toejam, for example) and is probably far more important than the legality of the question.
Jul
21
comment SQL Server 2005 Express: Cannot install database diagram support objects
They suck so much you've gotta go out of your way to install them. Visio = much better - if you have a copy of visio that is
Jul
21
comment What does * * * * * (five asterisks) in a cron file mean?
@John, to prove your point, as someone who only dips their toe into *nix when I need to restart the occasional apache server, I was not even aware you could do a man 5 and I have no idea what would happen if I did...
Jul
21
answered Port forwarding with 2 routers
Jul
21
comment Is it illegal to modify a cookie to become a chat admin?
If someone fucked around with admin rights on my network you're damn straight I would track down their IP and send an infringement notice to their ISP with the IP Address, Date and time of the infringement. And this works, because in a previous life I used to pull stunts like that and my ISP sent me a cease-and-desist notice after they got complaints that they tracked to my IP.
Jul
21
comment Old dial up modem noise explanation
Oh, you wanted to know the higher-level function of what it was doing... my mistake. I'll leave my answer for the curious though.
Jul
21
comment Is it illegal to modify a cookie to become a chat admin?
Whether or not the authorities care is a moot point. It's still illegal. If I kill a homless man, and nobody ever even knows he's missing, let alone trace it to me, is that OK?
Jul
21
comment Windows Server Backup: How to direct it back to the first disk after it was disconnected?
Correct. We have a few external disks on rotation. If a disk is missing, it will just be skipped. When the disk comes back online, Windows backup will start writing to it again.
Jul
21
answered Old dial up modem noise explanation
Jul
21
comment Fastest way to move a SQL Server database between systems and SQL Server versions?
Switching software versions, at least as far as the DB is concerned, is neither here-nor-there. Just attach and go. You can then further tune it (set the compatibilty level to 110, for example), but to get it off the ground it's not an unreasonable thing to do.
Jul
21
comment Easily patch Dell firmware without OS support?
"Tedious to set up" is understatement of the year. I gave up after a full day and just use an excel spreadsheet (we only have ~10 blades so it's not such a big deal)