The life of an application config from the registry to SQLite to SQL CE to XML

A new beta of ShutOff 2000 v3.0.0 is now available. The product is fast approaching code completion. The Visual Basic 6 edition of the application has always used the Windows Registry to store its settings. However, Microsoft’s best practice for the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platform does not allow for this, soContinue reading The life of an application config from the registry to SQLite to SQL CE to XML

Bug in git svn clone, failing at r1000

There’s an interesting bug I ran across tonight while converting a large SVN repository (containing over 4100 revisions and 52 400 objects) to Git, using git svn clone. The clone failed at r1000 and left me with an incomplete repository. I did some searching and came across several articles on StackOverflow. The one that isContinue reading Bug in git svn clone, failing at r1000

My laptop is crying

I’ve finally got all four virtual machines required (per Jonathan’s blog series), up and running on my laptop, and it is taking serious strain. I’m inclined, in fact, to change all the machines from 2 vCPUs to a single vCPU each, because that’s what’s killing the machine. Then again, I never considered until February 2012Continue reading My laptop is crying

Exchange 2003 Fail Server

Holy hell, it’s hard to recover mail from an Exchange Server if you’ve lost your domain controller. But I’ve done it. Once again, I’m a legend. On Monday, a customer’s Windows 2003 Small Business Server went down due to a planned power outage. When it came back up again, the drives were corrupt. Their mostContinue reading Exchange 2003 Fail Server