August 2008 Entries

Hot To Properly Schedule a Job on Windows
I needed to automate creation of a job last night on a Windows computer. I was able to find examples of such a script, but realized that they lack a very important part - the ability to schedule a job taking into consideration the Time Zone the computer is in. This is important as the VBScript needs the time zone offset to schedule the script accurately. For people residing in different time zones the offset value will be different and this is also a factor for scheduling a job on computers in different ......

Posted On Thursday, August 28, 2008 11:33 AM | Comments (0)

SQL Server 2008 RTM First Impressions
I have decided to continue my article on the SQL Server 2008 RTM exploration update 3 in form of a new post. I am up and running with the SQL Server 2008 with no issues. The SQL Server Configuration Manager is a nice replacement for Surface Area Configuration and SQL Browser and it needs little attention. I spent literally 2 minutes just glancing at the settings. Nothing much to change. Among the new things are SSMS enhancements like the built in ability to debug T-SQL be it a stored procedure or ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 20, 2008 11:32 PM | Comments (0)

Top 10 source code search engines
I have came across something very useful via StumbleUpon for software developers: Top 10 source code search engines http://www.cavdar.net/2008/... I have decided to give an update to my article after I read a new related posting by Scott Hanselman. Enjoy ......

Posted On Saturday, August 9, 2008 11:24 PM | Comments (0)

SQL Server 2008 Released Today - Update 2
An RTM of MS SQL Server 2008 has finally been released today! Being an MCITP in SQL Server I will definitely give it a try especially when Microsoft is so nice with providing a free 180 Enterprise evaluation version that you can find here: http://www.microsoft.com/sq... I will be trying out first the data encryption capabilities. Update 1: The download come as an image, and It took quite a while to set the things up as I decided to try it on a non production machine ......

Posted On Thursday, August 7, 2008 1:42 PM | Comments (0)

How to make text box autoscroll
Today I needed to make a text box auto scrolling in C#. After reading all the relevant articles I cound find on the Internet I was still not able to get something that worked in my Windows Form and decided to experiment. As a result, in 5 minutes later I produced the following code: //Make the text box autoscroll private void tbMessages_TextChanged(object sender, EventArgs e) { //Get the last text position tbMessages.SelectionStart = tbMessages.Text.Length; tbMessages.ScrollToCaret(); tbMessages.Refresh(); ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 6, 2008 11:53 AM | Comments (18)

Check out Cuil!

Curl - a new kid on the block of search engines

Posted On Tuesday, August 5, 2008 11:00 PM | Comments (0)

I am on the web!
After carefully examining many domain hosting providers and listening to advice (thanks Scott Hanselman!) I have finally made a choice and joined 1&1. I wanted a cheap service just first to try out and satisfy my basic needs. It turned out 1&1 is a good provider. The interface is relatively simple, but functional, the website builder is good, so I am happy! As a result my personal web page is now online at www.zubarev.net, you are welcome to visit! Interestingly, this provider supports web ......

Posted On Monday, August 4, 2008 10:02 PM | Comments (0)

Joined identi.ca

  is a new microblogging provider. Looks to me as an alternative to Twitter.

I decided to give it a try. I can see a few wrinkles in how it works, but all is quite acceptable to me.

If you are up to microblogging it might be for you.

Cheers!

Posted On Sunday, August 3, 2008 12:01 AM | Comments (0)

Handling very large files
Yesterday I needed to deal with very large files and kept switching from one editor to another, today in the morning while browsing through my RSS feeds I came across this post at DonationCoder, Large Text File Viewer was the tool that made my day!

Posted On Friday, August 1, 2008 12:06 AM | Comments (1)