Author Archives: pyrolupus

About pyrolupus

Writer, father, teacher, programmer, performer. And I make some mean pancakes, too.

T-SQL: INSERT for Table w/ Only IDENTITY Column

In the event that you wish to insert a record into a SQL Server table that contains only a single column, and that column is an IDENTITY column, here is the statement: INSERT INTO dbo.TableName DEFAULT VALUES; I am primarily … Continue reading

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jQuery: First (Matching) Sibling

I wanted to select the next sibling element after the current one for an event handler, using jQuery. The desired behavior is to be able to click a heading (<h3>, in this case) and locate the very next <div>, <ol>, … Continue reading

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A Reason for Non-deferred LINQ Statement

Someone (two people, actually) asked on StackOverflow.com why someone would want to force a LINQ statement to execute immediately rather than allowing deferred execution. Since I can’t respond to the comments yet, I’ll explain here.

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Failday: AT&T and Google

Had two not-so-awesome experiences, this morning; first up was a password change at AT&T, followed by installing Picasa.

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Nexus One: New to Me

After five days with a Nexus One (courtesy of ebay), let me say this outright: I love it. That is not to say it’s not without its flaws, but its high points outweigh its drawbacks. I wanted the phone for … Continue reading

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Visual Studio 2010 Database Errors

I have had several error messages related to utilizing SQL Server in Visual Studio 2010. Two of them occur on startup; I did not get screen caps of those, but I recall they have “RadLang” in their name. When Visual … Continue reading

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Android Cannot Connect Via WiFi

Got to work with my new (to me; thanks eBay!) Nexus One Android phone (which I love), connected to the work WiFi network and…couldn’t connect to anywhere on the Net. I was able to connect to the WiFi network just … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2008 Database Diagram Crash

I am able to get the SQL Server 2008 Design Diagram to crash reliably. I prefer to use “Custom View” with some useful column such as “Identity” and “Default Value” to make it easier to quickly get new table structures … Continue reading

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Windows Update Failing KB2419640 / 80070011

If you have your Program Files directory on a separate drive (drive letter) from your Windows directory (using hardlinks on my system to point from C: to F:), Windows Update will fail for some updates. Mine failed for KB2419640 with … Continue reading

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Multiple jQueryUI Themerolled Themes inside ASP.Net App_Themes

One of the things I love about jQueryUI is the fact that it can generate a download based upon one of several great-looking themes. This rolls up all the images and CSS into a single zip along with a customized … Continue reading

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