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Long hikes and the Christian walk
I've been hiking with the Cleveland Hiking Club. And a lot. But, over the past month, I hiked a 15-miles, 20-miles and last Sunday, 26-miles (a Marathon!), As I hiked on these long miles, I had a lot of time to think and to think about my relationship with God. I've been asking God for quite some time to help me develop a deeper relationship with Him. Attending classes are good. Attending service is good. Being in communion with the community is good. But, I was looking for something deeper. Well, ......

Posted On Monday, April 18, 2011 10:47 PM

On Fortitude

Fortitude: The courage to carry on against all odds.

Be that ice breaker; carry on until you reach your goal

Posted On Thursday, April 7, 2011 1:09 PM

On completing the Cleveland Hiking Club 20 miler
Hiking the 20 miler is not liking running in a race on a flat surface. It includes hills, trails, uneven surfaces, climbing and ducking. This was my first attempt at this course. I finished it in 6 hrs, 7 minutes, middle of the pack. Not bad for my first time. There are four things I learned: Fortitude, Endurance, Faith and Teamwork. Fortitude – having the courage to finish in the face of odds. Endurance – having the strength to accomplish one’s goals. Faith – believing in yourself. Teamwork – you ......

Posted On Thursday, April 7, 2011 9:30 AM

Adding id to combobox items
First, create a class containing two members: value and id. Value is what is displayed in the combobox while id is associated with that value. I like to create a “global” class to contain properties and classes that is used through out the project. In this case, I have a class defined as clsCHTLCommon. In this class, I’ve defined this class: 1: using System; 2: using System.Collections.Generic; 3: using System.Linq; 4: using System.Text; 5: using System.Data; 6: using baseSql; 7: 8: namespace CHTL_HMI ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 5, 2011 3:47 PM

Firewall ports to open for SQL Server 2008
Open firewall ports as listed in http://msdn.microsoft.com/e... SQL Admin Connection- 1434 (TCP) SQL Debugger - 135 (TCP) SQL Service Broker - 4022 (TCP) SQL TCP Browser - 2382 (TCP) SQL UDP Browser - 1434 (UDP) SQL Server - 1433 (TCP) Note: This may have to be open on the client side as well SQL Dynamic Port - 49172 (TCP) Programs SQL Server Management Studio SQL Server TCP-IN SQL Browser Visual Studio Remote Debugging ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 5, 2011 3:38 PM

Using transactions to delete records from SQL Server
Transactions are a great way to perform many actions but make it appear as one unit. Always start a transaction with BEGIN TRAN. Let's take a look at these statements: 1: BEGIN TRAN 2: DELETE SCHEDULES When this code runs, SQL Server opens a transactions and tentatively deletes all records from the SCHEDULES. The records are not actually deleted until a COMMIT. When a tranmsaction starts, SQL Server places a lock on the SCHEDULES rows or the entire table. This lock will prevent other users from making ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 5, 2011 3:33 PM

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