• Simple Screen Capturing

    There are few ways to do screen capture in Mac OS X. These will save the image to your Desktop as a PNG file. If you want to save them to the Clipboard instead, just add + Control in all 3 options.

    Option #1 – Capture the whole screen:

    1. Hold down Apple key ⌘ + Shift + 3 and then release all.

    Option #2 – Capture just a portion of your screen:




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  • Shrinking a Sql Server Transaction Log

    Here is a good post that has detailed how to shrink the Microsoft SQL Server tranasaction log using DBCC Shrinkfile. Having had to do this many times, it is nice to see it detailed so simply. For perpetuity I have copied the directions below, but full credit goes to David for posting this.

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  • Microsoft Offers Public Beta of Windows 7

    What’s this I hear, Microsoft decided to release the Windows 7 Beta to the average Joe public? You mean they actually are going to get user feedback before a major release of their newest operating system, and not just users who got it off bittorrent… This is the exact same release that was leaked onto the torrent sites about 2 weeks ago, Build number 7000.0.081212-1400. So if you got it there, you may not want to get it again.

    Get your official copy here. Both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available for download there. Supposedly they are limiting it to 2.5 million copies, so get yours now.

    The release of this beta caused so much traffic on their site that they had to upgrade their systems to provide better speeds. They hate BitTorrent so much that they would rather spend money on more servers than letting the community do all the work… How is it that they can do something smart then follow it up with doing something stupid?
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  • The Truth About Computers

    This basically sums up my feeling on computers. I don’t care what the platform is, the message at the end of this video holds true for anyone who has a love\hate relationship with computers.


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  • Using Xcopy to dump a system drive

    This is a simple way to use the Windows command line to dump the contents of an entire drive using Xcopy. This command will copy all files, and not fail on any errors. Any errors that do occur can be tracked by redirecting the screen output to a text file that can be read after the copy. The text file will be in the same folder the xcopy command was run from.

    xcopy [DRIVE]:\*.* [destination} /a/c/h/e/o/y >> copyerrors.txt

    All of those switches are not necessary, but if you wish to learn what they do type:

    xcopy  /?




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