For a Gnu/Linux install recently I had a CD with Ubuntu – but it was the desktop edition. I had an old PC for this install, and I really needed the CD with the ubuntu-server install set by default. What to do ? As it turns out, it’s actually quite easy to switch over from… Continue reading Change an Ubuntu Desktop installation to an Ubuntu Server installation
I was recently trying to find out how to automatically set the date on a windows machine(windows XP, but solution here should be generic I think). I tried using the system date and time setting “Automatically Update Time”, but that failed because the date was different/wrong also (contrary to this info from MS (http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/windows_date_it_overview.mspx?mfr=true) it… Continue reading Automatically update the System Date and System Time in Windws XP (and beyond!)
In processing some XML into an SqlServer db it can often be useful to have the element name or the parent element name output, depending on how your xml data is organised. Below is an example of using meta properties in MS SQL Server for just this purpose.
Using SQL Server Managment Studio to connect to various database servers, where these servers have a naming convention that is not intuitive (to me at least), one may be frustrated trying to quickly recall which server connection is for what just by having a glance.
Frustration with the tail command this morning on a box running Sun OS. Initially, I couldn’t get it to tail a specified number of lines of a large text file.
So, you want to run a query in sql server and get the output into a fixed record format flat-file / flatfile? This solution involves some manual process and the use of excel (though other spreadsheet software may work as well).
There is not too much involved to create your own ringtone for use on your iPhone. Probably the trickiest bit is converting from an unusual audio format, but if you have the sound clip you want to use already in an m4a, mp3 or wav audio file – and maybe others – your going to… Continue reading Create a personal ringtone for iPhone