Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Here's a link to the presentation that I did at tonight's meeting. It's effectively an "enhanced" version of the post that I made on the same subject earlier in October. There are a couple of errors/typos - if you're keen enough to read it, then you may feel free ask me what they are ;)
Friday, 15 October 2010
Friday, 2 July 2010
Carrier X’s “Unbundled Copper Local Loop” (UCLL) gear:
Carrier Y’s UCLL gear:
The Airedale “Main Distribution Frame” (MDF):
The Mayoral Drive “Cable Well” (where all the cabling for the entire exchange enters the site – in the basement) – copper below and fibre above. The clear tubes are pumping pressurised super-dry air down the pipes containing copper:
Mayoral Drive Cable Well again; this is where the incoming cables start to get split up, before they are channelled through the floor into the MDF:
Mayoral Drive; the upper level of the Cable Well, you can see further splitting going on there and juuust visible are some fibre splitters in black casing – I think they called them “FOTS" (20101129 - EDIT: they did - Fibre Optic Transmission System).
The MDR MDF; fibre on the right, copper on the left:
MDR; a fibre patch tray that a tech had been (accidentally?) left open. Interestingly I was asked mot to use a flash here (not that my camera had one), as that would wreck havoc with the fibre optics. Each plastic bag there contains a splice:
Monday, 8 February 2010
set @SearchFor = 'blah blah blah';
if left(@SearchFor, 1) != '%' set @SearchFor = '%' + @SearchFor;
if right(@SearchFor, 1) != '%' set @SearchFor = @SearchFor + '%';
s.name as SchemaName
,o.name as ObjectName
,o.type_desc as ObjectTypeDesc
,o.is_ms_shipped as IsMSShipped
,'exec sp_helptext ''[' + s.name + '].[' + o.name + ']'';' as GetCode
inner join sys.objects o
on sm.object_id = o.object_id
inner join sys.schemas s
on o.schema_id = s.schema_id
definition like @SearchFor -- What we are looking for
and o.is_ms_shipped = 0 -- Not a Microsoft bit of code
Edit - 20101015: It's worth nothing that this is not the most efficient piece of code, and that there is a free RedGate product out there that will search your SQL instance for you (SSMS integrated):
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Saturday, 23 January 2010
- Rename the root directory of the project.
- Checkout your project to the same directory that the 'rogue' project is in.
- Open 2x explorer windows side-by-side and go into each respective project folder - so your seeing the contents of each of the project folders, one in each window.
- Select everything in the rogue folder, RIGHT click and drag to the window with the legit checked-out project in it.
- Select the "SVN Export all items here" option. You can safely overwrite everything when prompted, because it's all unmodified stuff straight out of your repository.
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