AT&T Down

Well, for the second time AT&T’s Cellular network has gone down where I live… as a result Kris couldn’t look at her shopping list so we don’t have hamburger buns to go with our hamburgers. I wonder if I can get a credit every time this happens… what if there was an emergency? Well, actually, … Read more

Predictions for 2009

1. Interest rates will go up as the U.S. Dollar falls against foreign currencies when Ben Bernanke prints money to pay off foreign lenders and to fund stimulus packages. 2. Apple will come out with a larger touchscreen device, maybe a book reader? 3. Ford, GM, and Chrysler The United Federal Auto Manufacturer Company will start to develop … Read more

New Years Resolutions

For 2009 I’ve made a few resolutions, here are two of them… 1. Cut as much high fructose corn syrup out of my diet as possible. The hardest part here is soda, but there are sodas made with real sugar that Kris and I have been trying. But it also means giving up some of … Read more

More Days of Advent

On the 22nd Day of Advent I found my sandals!! On the 23rd Day of Advent we exchanged gifts with our neighbors. Kris made them some sort of spice thing in a jar that you rub on food. We got cookies cooked madedecorated by our neighbors’ kids!

On the 21st Day of Advent

On the 21st day of Advent Kris wasn’t feeling well so we ditched church, I went to Jacob’s class where we talked about things too disgusting to mention here. Then I took Kris to the Royal Falconer British Pub for lunch (Kris had tea and a burger and I had Shrimp Scampi, peas and chips). … Read more

Taxonomy at Home

After reading the chapter on taxonomy governance in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Best Practices by Ben Curry and Bill English, I started thinking about my own personal taxonomy. Taxonomy is a division into groups or categories.  A good example is a Library’s Dewey Decimal Classification. Tagging has become a popular means of classification in blogging and … Read more

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 … Read more

Push email.

What’s the big deal about push email? RIM’s Blackberry and BES server, Apple’s iPhone and MobileMe service, Microsoft’s ActiveSync with Exchange all offer Push Email. That is, your phone instantly gets a notifcation of new email. I don’t get it. I don’t want my phone to tell me when I have new email. I disable … Read more

Submission to Authority

Submission to Authority Barrack Obama just won the election. You and I know some of the reactions we’ll hear from Christians—and they won’t all be Christian (I know this from the Clinton years). So let me take this as an opportunity to remind you (and myself) that all authority comes from God. This is clearly … Read more

Money Advice

My church is going through one of Dave Ramsey’s finance programs to help people get out of debt and better manage their finances. Naturally attendees must pay a fee to get in. So here’s some free advice from me: Make more than you spend. Have a budget, or a reverse budget. Make sure your saving, … Read more