Last year, my friend Sarah Gibbs was telling us a funny story about something that happened to her when she worked in a bookstore. That and two other embarrassing anecdotes made me want to make them into a trio of short films. As luck would have it, Sarah decided to leave Canada in September toContinue reading SUBURBAN TRAUMA is a go
Recently I reinstalled macOS, and discovered that the search feature was not working properly in Outlook 2016 for Mac. Using these instructions from Victor Sachs on this page, I was able to get it to work after Spotlight reindexed everything: sudo mdutil -i off / sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight* sudo rm -rf /.metadata_never_index restart the computerContinue reading Repair search in Outlook 2016 for Mac
By now you will have heard about ICOs and blockchain, and these buzzwords are making you wish you’d invested early in Bitcoin. I’m here to remind you that this post was written specifically to attract traffic through the use of the word “blockchain”, with a few more words thrown in, like Bitcoin and Ethereum. IfContinue reading Blockchain and you
(Originally posted on my technical blog.) For the last six months or so, I have been helping some really smart people put words on paper, both the physical and electronic kind, which is hopefully going to culminate in an actual technical book that I can point to and say “Yes, that’s the name I inventedContinue reading SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out
2017, am I right?
I have an online stalker. This is nothing unusual in the age of the Internet. I had a stalker back in the late 1990s as well. The first one was someone who fell madly in love with me through IRC (Internet Relay Chat) and devised extremely weird ideas on how we could be together, despiteContinue reading Don’t be rude
Recently I started seeing the above annoying error message every time I opened up Outlook 2016 on my MacBook, but only after being prompted for my passwords for every single email account I had. This is tedious with two connected accounts. I have five. A quick search led me to a thread on Microsoft Answers, withContinue reading Office 2016: You’re connected to too many services
I am a person with many interests. In one conversation, I’ll introduce myself as a new filmmaker. In another, I’m a seasoned theatre actor. Sometimes I give talks on Microsoft’s data platform products, SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. There’s another strong field of interest I have, which I don’t speak much about, and that’s informationContinue reading Air gaps and secure networks
I hate the term “Internet of Things”. I say “Internet of Things” and “IoT” because everyone else does, but I don’t like it. Not everything needs to be online. There’s a Twitter account called @InternetOfShit which posts regularly on this topic.
As of 1 December 2016, Microsoft’s BizSpark programme is now only for one year, down from the original three years. Given how useful the free Visual Studio tools are, and what is possible with Azure, I’m not surprised, but this is going to affect a lot of people. From the BizSpark page: A one yearContinue reading Microsoft BizSpark is now a one-year programme