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SSIS - Insert fails on column with a default value

Adding a ‘Created On’ field is a great idea for determining when a particular record was created in your data warehouse. This can help with a number of things not least of which is trouble shooting. 183 more words

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Setting Windows to load as default OS in dual boot with Ubuntu

Ubuntu is definitely programmer’s paradise, but you can never let go completely of Windows. Hence most people tend to dual boot their laptops with Ubuntu + Windows. 180 more words


A Tale of Termites and Hurricanes

Three men stood in my dining room staring at what had been a colorful yellow wall filled with Japanese art.

“I’ve never seen a live nest of termites,” one of the contractors remarked excitedly, as though he were staring at a… 762 more words


Millennials are digital by default

For many reading this, I would wager that being involved with Scouts has always been the antidote to all things digital. It offered the unique chance to lash wooden poles together, the chance to cook with roaring flame and the chance to camp in a green field with nothing but a water tap for modern comfort. 258 more words


Do Not Envy the Travelling Lawyer

The extent of my travel is often a subject of discussion during the limited social interactions I have outside the office. I’m constantly flying to both coasts of the country and everywhere in between so I can handle the banal minutia of the typical commercial litigation case. 966 more words