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Syncing Visual Studio Database Project With Entity Framework

Or: Quirks of Using Entity Designer Database Generation Power Pack If you’re searching for a way to synchronise a “Visual Studio Database Project” (also known as “SQL Server Database Project” or “TSData Project”) with an Entity Framework model, you’ve probably … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer 6 – Dying Days?

IE 6 was once the most popular browser on the market. This despite its lack of adherence to standards and its poor rendering performance. These days it’s on the way out, and no-one in IT is mourning it. The graph … Continue reading

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ASP.NET HTTP 400 Bad Request Exception

Someone on my project pointed me at this useful article from Alois Kraus about the 400 “Bad Request” exception coming from ASP.NET. In particular, it cleared up the way that length checking is performed on a URL in an incoming … Continue reading

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Setting up a keyboard shortcut for View History in Visual Studio using TFS

Note – this post refers to and is tested with Visual Studio Team System 2008. If you’re using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server, you’ll probably be viewing the history of files in your solution fairly regularly. Unfortunately there’s no … Continue reading

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Love Clean Streets

I hate seeing (bad) graffiti or fly tipping anywhere, but especially around our own neighbourhood. I keep thinking I should get the council to do something about it with all that council tax I pay, but it has always seemed … Continue reading

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Arthur At Six Months

It’s late August and Arthur’s six months old, eating messy ‘solids’ and has had one lot of surgery on his lip. He’s doing well, putting on a quarter of a kilo last week. Let’s hope that rate of growth slows … Continue reading

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Refreshing the Internet

I have just had a call with IceSave, with whom I have opened a new savings account. I have been consistently unable to log in and so wanted to work through the error. The nice girl on the phone confidently … Continue reading

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Desired Improvements in Business Intelligence Developer Studio

I’m going to focus on some aspects Calculations in Analysis Services cubes here, and perhaps follow up with more areas later. 1) I’ve already mentioned the strange location for setting the Display Folder property of Calculations in another post, but … Continue reading

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Principle Engineer [sic]

Lately I stumbled upon an email signature in which the author had entitled their job "Principle Engineer". As it has never been explicitly clarified, I suspect this is a homonym of the intended adjective. That is, unless his job was … Continue reading

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Caution! Hot Taps!

The office I’m working in has a notice above each sink: "Caution! Beware of hot taps. The hot taps have been pasteurised and all water outlets will be very hot." Surely it is the water that has been pasteurised, not … Continue reading

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