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Rendering a Twitter Tweet with Razor and C# MVC4

Rendering a Twitter Tweet with Razor and C# MVC4 Using Linq to Twitter I pulled a feed which I needed to render on a website. The body of the tweet was something like : RT @KristyT: The Floppy Disk means Save, and 14 other old p

Paul Hayman - 01 Apr 2013 - 1,050 views

Get the progress of active SQL backups using TSQL

Get the progress of active SQL backups using TSQL The following script returns the status of any running backups on Microsoft SQL Server SELECT r.session_id,r.command,CONVERT(NUMERIC(6,2),r.percent_complete)     AS [Percent Complete

Paul Hayman - 04 Dec 2012 - 430 views

List all Tables SQL Server

List all Tables SQL Server Here's a tiny bit of SQL for listing all the Tables in a database: SELECT      * FROM      sys.tables

Paul Hayman - 19 Nov 2012 - 16,433 views

List all Stored Procedures SQL Server

List all Stored Procedures SQL Server Here's a tiny bit of SQL for listing all the Stored Procedures in a database: SELECT      * FROM      sys.procedures

Paul Hayman - 13 Nov 2012 - 317 views

SQL Server Database, kill active processes and take it offline

SQL Server Database, kill active processes and take it offline Use the following TSQL to kill the active processes on a database and take it offline. DECLARE @DatabaseName nvarchar(50) SET @DatabaseName = N'databasename' DECL

Paul Hayman - 13 Nov 2012 - 439 views

Select list of all tables in a MS SQL Server database including row count

Select list of all tables in a MS SQL Server database including row count The following script lists all tables in a database and their row count. SELECT      [TableName] = so.name,      [RowCount]&n

Paul Hayman - 15 Sep 2012 - 383 views

Truncate all Logs on a SQL Server with TSQL

Truncate all Logs on a SQL Server with TSQL Hers's some T-SQL for truncating all logs on a Microsoft SQL Server: DECLARE @DBName varchar(255) DECLARE @LogName varchar(255) DECLARE @DATABASES_Fetch int DE

Paul Hayman - 15 Sep 2012 - 836 views

Enable 'xp_cmdshell' in SQL server without Surface Area Configuration Tool

Enable 'xp_cmdshell' in SQL server without Surface Area Configuration Tool Here's the script needed for enabling 'xp_cmdshell' on a SQL Server. This allows you to run commands like MKDIR etc from TSQL. EXECUTE SP_CONFIGURE 'show advanced options', 

Paul Hayman - 15 Sep 2012 - 246 views

Rendering a Gravatar image with Razor and C# MVC4

Rendering a Gravatar image with Razor and C# MVC4 I wanted to write a Helper Extension for Razor which rendered a Gravatar image .. see below: <div class="Author" style="position:relative;">     <div style="position:absolute; top:

Paul Hayman - 05 Sep 2012 - 1,773 views

Enabling Document Sets in Sharepoint 2010

Enabling Document Sets in Sharepoint 2010 In Central Administration : Required Features I was trying to get Document Sets going in my Enterprise Sharepoint 2010 and came across the following message. The feature being activated is a Site Collection scoped feature which has a dep

Ric Hayman MCPD - 27 Mar 2011 - 2,697 views

Fixing Networking Problems with a Cloned Linux VM

Fixing Networking Problems with a Cloned Linux VM Often when cloning virtual Linux boxes (or using VMWare converter to deploy a virtual appliance) I find that the networking simply doesn't work. eth0 will exist but will not find a network even after checking and double checking /etc/networki

Chris Pont - 10 Aug 2010 - 1,612 views

Output Exchange Message Tracking Log to CSV or Excel

Output Exchange Message Tracking Log to CSV or Excel I needed to output the Microsoft Exchange 2010 Message Tracking Log to CSV, here's the Exchange PowerShell command I used: get-messagetrackinglog -Start "07/09/2010 00:00:00" -End "07/09/2010 23:59:00"&

Paul Hayman - 04 Aug 2010 - 2,486 views

CLR Deployment Fails

CLR Deployment Fails This drove me mad! I was getting this error:- Deploy error SQL01268: .Net SqlClient Data Provider: Msg 325, Level 15, State 1,  Procedure 'procedurename', Line 5 Incorr

Ric Hayman MCPD - 26 Jun 2010 - 2,127 views

Deploying OpenVPN using Group Policy and Active Directory 2008

Deploying OpenVPN using Group Policy and Active Directory 2008 I've recently had an issue using OpenVPN in an organisation where non-Administrator users were given access to their work resources. Usually OpenVPN would be run as an administrative user to allow it to create routes but obviousl

Chris Pont - 22 Apr 2010 - 2,651 views

Select a list of databases missing Primary keys

Select a list of databases missing Primary keys The following T-SQL returns a list of tables in a database which have no primary key set.  select * from sys.tables where object_id not in (      select o

Paul Hayman - 22 Jan 2010 - 1,003 views

FTP series codes

FTP series codes Code Description 100 The requested action is being initiated, expect another reply before proceeding with a new command. 110 Restart marker reply. 120 Service ready in nnn minutes. 125 Data connection already open, transfer starting

Paul Hayman - 25 Jun 2009 - 2,074 views

Conditional IE CSS Hack

Conditional IE CSS Hack Great little CSS hack for IE browsers, especially when IE6 browsers are causing problems. .somestyle {     height: 15px;     #height: 15px;     _height: 21px; } The

Andrew Clark - 14 Jan 2009 - 1,554 views

Clearing Vista's saved passwords

Clearing Vista's saved passwords It's great when things just work... and very frustrating when they don't. This is often compounded by unhelpful error messages. An extended error has occurred. I recently was unable to access one of my network shares, and while I suspected the s

Paul Marshall - 21 Nov 2008 - 3,491 views

Title Case

ToTitleCase - Making text Title Case Whilst returning some data from LDAP, I found that it was returning in Upper Case, I needed it to be in Title case format. I found this method of converting to title case Title Case converts every first letter of a word in a sentence to upper

Danny Mehmed - 05 Nov 2008 - 2,131 views

Unable to cast object of type 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.SimpleObjectKey'

Unable to cast object of type 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.SimpleObjectKey' I was getting the following error when I attempted to create a new job in SQL Server Agent: Unable to cast object of type 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.SimpleObjectKey' to type 'Microsoft.SqlServe

Ric Hayman MCPD - 11 Oct 2008 - 11,331 views