Keyboard shortcuts are important. They speed up just about any computer task you are working on.
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Short Term Goals (next 60 days):
Medium Term Goals (by the end of the 2017):
Long Term Goals (Within 2 years):
Your application can be anything that is in the PATH.
Here are some examples:
There are more applications that you can launch. Here is the article form Channel 9 that goes into more detail.
I was recently asked to help someone with some HTML. They said that the bullet points were indenting wrong.
If you look at the Results tab below first, you’ll see the difference. The top is what they had, the bottom is what they wanted.
My first thought, was that we’d need to adjust the CSS and fix/change the styling on the UL tag.
Then I saw the HTML. It was a simple change. Use proper HTML elements instead of P tags with special HTML entities and styling.
VOILA! Easy fix.
I use SQL all the time at work. I’m a web developer (mostly using the IIS, ASP.Net and MS SQL tool chain).
Anytime I can learn some new SQL tricks or logic, I’m happy (well, actually, anytime I can learn anything, I’m happy… but that another post for another day).
I recently found out that Khan Academy has release a new SQL course.
It’s an expansion on their “Hour of SQL” they did back in December of 2014.
I recently upgraded Ektron from v8.6.1 to v9.1 SP1. After the upgrade when I tried to view the website, or run the project in Visual Studio I got the following error:
Parser Error Message: Reference.svcmap: Could not load file or assembly 'Ektron.Cms.Contracts, Version=8.6.1.xx, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=559a2c4fa21e63be' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040)
After much headache and many long emails back and forth with Ektron Support, I finally found an article that got me headed in the right direction.
Follow the link above for screenshots and details.
The basics are:
In Microsoft Report Studio (SSRS), we needed to convert to a specific timezone, instead of the more common “Convert to Local Timezone”.
Here is how to do that.
First you MUST include a reference to System.Core.
Then, put this into an expression. The Fields!SomeDate.Value is my date field in SSRS.
'MUST ADD REFERENCE to System.Core
=System.TimeZoneInfo.ConvertTimeFromUtc(Fields!SomeDate.Value, System.TimeZoneInfo.FindSystemTimeZoneById("Eastern Standard Time") )
VOILA! It now converts from the UTC date, to the Eastern Standard Time. There are many time zones you can choose from.
Report #3. I didn’t completely everything on my 2nd list.
However, I did get some extra shoveling done, took a friend out to dinner, and we also had a Sunday School Soup dinner fundraiser that I was organizing and running (and I completely forgot about when I made my last list).
I also have a new work schedule, so I’m going to be headed to work 30 minutes earlier, and get out 30 minutes earlier. That should give me a bit more time in the evenings now.
In the Entrepreneur world… you often have to worry about competitors. It’s a fact of doing business. How you worry about your competitors, is where you can excel, or die.
I’ve recently been reading The Element (it’s not really about business, or work, or such… it’s about finding what your passion is… your element.)
In the book, there was a quote, that said:
Don’t compare your work to others. You’ll either feel intimidated, or you’ll copy.
Thinking about that… I realized something. They’re right. Yes, you may need to worry about your competition (you don’t want to open a new Fast Food restaurant right next door to the local McD’s, and across the street from the BK). But you don’t want to compare yourself to them. If you do… exactly what I said above will happen.
You don’t want to feel intimidated… cause then you do poor work, or don’t work at all, and your business goes down the tubes.
You don’t want to copy… cause that means you aren’t innovating. You aren’t original. You aren’t unique.
Well, I did everything on my prior progress report. So that’s a nice feeling. I even did a few extra things (because of the job, we switched banks, so I’ve been migrating all my payments and such over to the new bank).
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