Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Random Quotes

My wife recently sent me a javascript for use on her blog.  It was a random quote script.  First of all the javascript was badly formatted and didn't really have any features beyond displaying the quote.  I created a mojoPortal feature called "Random Quotes".  I'm uploading it to the Downloads page so you can freely install it on any mojoportal site.  Here is what version looks like.  It just has a database of quotes from various pop culture celebrities and historical figures that my wife likes.

Download version

Version will allow you to edit and manage quotes better.  I might use Ajax and a timer or slider control, who knows.  Please send all your ideas to me via the comments or Contact Me.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Schema compare does not support SQL Server 2008

I just rebuilt the home server and installed Windows Web Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio Team System 2008 SP1.  I also ran all windows updates.  But I still couldn't do a schema compare against the 2008 database.

After installing (manually) GDR Release Candidate 1 all is well.  I also have some new settings on the schema compare wizard.


This is a very good update.  I recommend it.  I have had no problems yet.

It "now supports comparing Projects, Databases or dbschema files in any combination. For example, Project to Project, which has not been possible until now. Object Type Filtering. Additional ignore filtering options."

When using schema compare to deploy tables from a 2005 database to 2008, pay attention to Database Options and definitions.  You might also want to filter by "New" items only.  That helped me quickly deploy a production database to my new test server.

If you use the ignore filtering options and use the target collation, that will also help move a schema over.  Also pay particular attention to users and schemas.  They can cause your update script to fail because 2005 does these things differently than 2008.


Friday, May 30, 2008

Playoff Beards for the Implementation Team

There is talk at work about going for a playoff beard.  We are all working on a new implementation with a go live date around the end of August.  I found a nice grading scale for playoff beards.  I'm going for the "Castaway" stopping before the "Chewbacca".

What are your thoughts on a playoff beard?

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Grand Opening Post

This is my first blog post in the new era.  I've been asked to start documenting all the good stuff I learn in my career.  Well here you go, more crap to read.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Russian Pop

Check out this video: Куба