[SQL] Create a Job to Backup and FTP Your Database

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In two earlier posts I presented a couple of SQL stored procedures that I promised to tie together. The first procedure generates a random time of day and the second can be used to FTP a file from within SQL Server.

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[SQL] Stored Procedure To FTP Files From SQL Server

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This is another useful Sql Server Stored Procedure I found on the net written by Nigel Rivett.

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[SQL] Stored ProcedureTo Generate Random Time of Day

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Here is a function that will generate a random time of day. Later I will show why I am posting this particular query and how I am using it. It comes in useful when trying create random scheduled jobs in SQL Server. I made use of a technique for generating random dates via Jon Galloway.

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The Kinney Redesign

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Funniest Subtext Subversion Checkin So Far

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I noticed the following checkin message in the subtext commits mailing list today (this is the mailing list in which we can receive Subversion checkin notifications).

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Blog Moved Off Of WebHost4Life

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I recently moved my blog off of WebHost4Life where I have had it hosted for a couple years now. Apparently the traffic on my blog was causing a load on their servers. I never fully believed it was my blog’s fault since they didn’t give me any convincing evidence.

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UML Is Chinese To Me

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Money Jeff has a great post in which he compares UML to circuit diagrams and then asks, why doesn’t UML enjoy the same currency for software development?

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Finally Pulling Out A Win

So after a few humiliating losses (in both soccer leagues I play in), we finally have a convincing win last night (5 to 2) in the Olympic league (the more competitive one). I even had a goal off of a dangerous cross that the defender tried to stop, but ended up deflecting it into the goal.

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Calling Dibs On Blogging

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DibsI love working with other developers who are really excited about technology and the work we are doing. As is characteristic of such an organization, there is a constant flurry of IM messages and emails with links to interesting new technologies and topics.

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CoComment Now Enabled

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CoComment Logo My blog now supports CoComment tracking. Let me know if you run into any problems with posting comments.

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Subtext Reaches A Thousand

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Subtext Logo Steve Harman reports that Subtext reached 1000 downloads just recently on SourceForge.

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Development Abstraction Layer

Joel Spolsky totally nails it this time with his article on the Developer Abstraction Layer. This is one of his better articles. It is a tad on the long side, but well worth the read. Try to get it in your manager’s hands.

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Apologies For The Duplicate Posts

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If you are seeing duplicate posts from my blog in your feed aggregator, my apologies. I am dogfooding the latest development version of Subtext straight from the Subversion repository. Unfortunately, my unit tests did not catch the fact that I changed the link and guid elements from fully qualified to virtual URLs.

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Rainbow Portal Looks To Implement Subtext For Blogging

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Rainbow Eric Ramseur who works on the Rainbow 2.0 Portal project looks like he has made progress inimplementing Subtext as the blogging module for Rainbow. That is pretty sweet.

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One Red Paperclip

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Red Paperclip This is one of the most ingenious methods of self promotion I have ever seen. Not to mention an interesting way to obtain a house.

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Swinging With The Big Boys

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Gorilla Swinging Jayson emailed me to let me know that my PageRank is now

  1. That puts me up in the ranks of the big guys like Scott Hanselman. Woohoo!
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Stop The Window.Onload Madness

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Comics There are a lot cool javascript libraries floating around the Intarweb these days that add cool behavior to web pages. My favorites are the ones that you simply add to the head section of your website and control via markup. It is a great way to enhance structural html markup with Javascript.

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Making Microformats More Visible - Announcing The XFN Highlighter Script

UPDATE: The script now uses regular expressions. This fixes the problem where it translated met to me.

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Lightbox JS 2.0 Released

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Lightbox JS brought a new level of hotness when it came to displaying pictures on your website or blog. Reference the javascript file in your html page, add a rel="lightbox" to a link, and voila! You have a sweet way to display pics. I even implemented it on my blog as evidenced by the image below. Go ahead, click on it (assuming you are not reading this in an aggregator).

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CoComment Support in Subtext

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CoComment Logo Since I was called out, I went ahead and quickly implemented CoComment for Subtext, but I have yet to deploy it to my personal blog. It will be released as part of our upcoming interim 1.0.5.0 release which is focused on bug fixes and a few developer goodies thrown in.

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