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Wrapping up 2005

Personal I was not good religiously. I didn’t care much about my health; gained extra pounds. I adopted giving charities regularly, especially after earthquake Family I am glad that I managed to have my whole sub-family with me at my work-town I was not
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To Indexed View Or Not?

This year; we computerized the attendance system of our company. And as the year is ending; everyone is expecting a yearly attendance report. When system was made; it was not stressed test; and today; when I evaluated the report to see it will work when
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mySQL engine is ridicules

Consider a table Populations with fields, Country, City, Area, Population. In SQL Server (and I am sure in Oracle as well) you cannt execute query like select Country, City, sum(Population) from Populations group by Country order by Country, City You
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SQL Server 2005 :: The First Impression

I strongly recommend not configuring SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition and SQL Server 2005 Express on your development machine, unless you have lot of memory and system resources. Don’t install SQL Server 2005 Management Studio and SQL Server management
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Zombie Objects

The one problem; that is very common in team projects is existence of “zombie objects”. I weblogged about how one can trace such objects with in database layer; but what about business layer? Here is one approach that we try to follow. We establish interfaces
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Master Pages and FindControl

First let me confess; I am not good in UI programming. I am not in touch with it anymore. In my PSK2 project; I implemented ASPNET2’s Master Pages; and the problem I faced that if your page has any master page; the control’s ids get changed and FindControl(controlid)
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Tidbits and PSK2 Updates

Do you like boiled eggs? Well I enjoyed couple of them tonight at bus stop while waiting for my wife…”Garam Aandey” </smile> She is doing duties these days in new-born nursery ward. She told me that they use ventilator, a machine to assist respiration
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PSK2 Goals

It’s getting colder day by day… In evening; I had been thinking about the little project I have planned to keep myself engaged for days to come. I will refer to it by name PSK2 (Portal Starter Kit v2). My goals are To experiment with SubVersion; I want
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Running ASP.NET (v1.1) Portal Starter with SQL Express and ASP.NET v2 Development Server

My younger brother has moved back after completing his graduate studies. He is in phase of deciding what-to-do-next. My son got pneumonia last week; we took him to our home town at grand parents place, they being doctors; are treating him; and this week
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Working with Medical Doctors

Few months ago I developed a small printing tool for one of the local hospital volunteer. From few days they are again contacting me to fix some issues they are facing. Here are my learned lessons. Define scope of your participation in the scene; if computer’s
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Testing :: Code Coverage :: HTMLEncode :: Classic ASP

Today I received a complaint for the application that I am responsible for then maintenance. Almost 95% of the code written for this application is by my own hand; and most of it was written in 1999 – 2000 The BUG reported; is funny in one sense, but
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A Tip and a Joke

If you are one of those; who dislikes computer boot times; and if you are using Windows XP; never turn off your computer; always hibernate it. It will require some additional hard disk space to create hibernate data; but when next time you turn on your
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Securing SubVersion Repository configured to use Windows Authentication

I recently needed to secure the SubVersion repository. I am using SubVersion with Apache on Windows; configured to use Active Directory for user authentication [1, 2]. The interesting thing I found out that setting up ACL you ends up with a system which
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