Apple’s Stock Hitachi Vs. Kingston SSDNow V+

This is why your next computer upgrade should be a SSD. I ran the following tests on Apple’s stock Hitachi 5400RPM 320GB: 1. Cold boot2. Logos passage guide on 1 Kings 8.3. Open IE from Windows 7 in Parallels “cold” boot.4. StarCraft II load 4v4 map with 7 AIs. I then replaced the hard drive … Continue reading “Apple’s Stock Hitachi Vs. Kingston SSDNow V+”

Who’s locking up those tables?

Here’s a simple query that reports SQL Server locks along with the program name, host, sql process id, and the user that went off to lunch in the middle of their transaction…  select * from sys.dm_tran_locks l join sys.dm_exec_sessions s on l.request_session_id = s.session_id join sys.sysobjects o on l.resource_associated_entity_id =

Installing CrashPlan on OpenIndiana

CrashPlan is a great way to backup your ZFS server, here’s a quick install recipe for OpenIndiana: Download the Solaris CrashPlan client from here: Move the file to /var/spook/pkg then run…# sudo pkgadd (follow the prompts, do what’s obvious). Setup Crashplan service:# svccfg import /opt/sfw/crashplan/bin/crashplan.xml# svcadm enable crashplanObviously you’ll want to move the backupArchive … Continue reading “Installing CrashPlan on OpenIndiana”

If you can’t handle email just send me a fax

On Sat, May 28, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Aetna Notification>>New Communication on Aetna Navigator®Dear BENJAMIN,You have a new communication to view on your secure Aetna Navigator® member website.  Click here to display your online communication.(snip useless info) *** On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Benjamin Bryan>>Please send the contents … Continue reading “If you can’t handle email just send me a fax”

Brilliant Super Bowl Commercial from Motorola

Motorola’s genius marketing department hit Apple with a Super Bowl commercial. I think a lot of people wouldn’t understand what Motorola is inferring about Apple, so I’ll explain it. For reference, here’s some great commercials from Apple: Apple’s 1984 commercial… And Apple’s 1985 Super Bowl commercial… And Apple’s tribute to the crazy ones, the misfits, … Continue reading “Brilliant Super Bowl Commercial from Motorola”

How to Backup SQL Server 2005 Databases

Backup Requirement Daily full backup, transaction log backups every 15 minutes. Files are backed up to the local filesystem. Remote backup server copies changes from the server every 15 minutes. Although not an efficient use of space, it is useful to backup to the local hard drive in case a point in time restore is … Continue reading “How to Backup SQL Server 2005 Databases”