HowTo: Grow a very large MS-SQL Log File

May 4, 2011 · Posted in SQL · Comment 

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 has a nasty habit of creating thousands or hundreds of thousands of logical log files even though you set Autogrowth to a large size, say 8GB. The following SQL code automates manually growing your log file by 8GB increments. When using the ALTER DATABASE command to modify log file size manually like this, SQL Server seems to properly create logical log files of around 1GB each resulting in far less logical log files overall. This should increase log file performance. Read more

Seddons Corner Mega Run 2011

February 6, 2011 · Posted in Photography · Comment 

Check out the rest of the shots from today’s Mega Run at Seddons Corner on Flickr:

Open Air Market in rural Normandy

January 24, 2011 · Posted in Photography · Comment 

Open Air Market in rural Normandy, originally uploaded by Max_Vernon.

New Take on an Old Game

October 23, 2010 · Posted in General Silliness · Comment 

I received the following email this morning and thought it demanded to be ridiculed, for several reasons.

1) Never attempt to scare me by sending me an email. It won’t work.
2) If you want me to respond, try to make the email somewhat passable as official. Don’t start your email with “THIS IS THE (F.B.I)” when clearly the FBI would make no such assertion, they’d simply sign the email appropriately.
3) Try to use proper English if you want to come across as an official with the US gov’t.
4) Don’t tell me you’re going to have me arrested if I don’t respond to your attempts to “give” me $9 million USD. It doesn’t sound believable in the least little bit.
5) Why tempt me to ridicule you by suggesting you are “an honest Read more


October 1, 2010 · Posted in Photography · Comment 

Run…, originally uploaded by Max_Vernon.

Its the beginning of October and Autumn is well under way in Winnipeg.

This was taken in St. Vital Park a couple of evenings past.

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