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meltdown and spectre patches

https://www.howtogeek.com/339559/how-to-stop-the-meltdown-and-spectre-patches-from-slowing-down-your-pc/ https://www.howtogeek.com/346465/windows-spectre-patches-are-here-but-you-might-want-to-wait/ https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-check-and-update-windows-systems-for-the-meltdown-and-spectre-cpu-flaws/

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Enum tip: Initialized

When using a custom Enum to control features like application states, I always include an explicit Initialized state. This eliminates any uncertainty of which value to use for a necessarily-initialized variable that may not have a defined state- for example, … Continue reading

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So apparently the comment system is borked. I’ll need to fix it. Sorry about the inconvenience! This is what I get when posting a comment: 500 Internal Server Error Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration … Continue reading

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Visual Studio Code

https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/?dv=win https://github.com/electron/electron

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String.Format codes for DateTime etc

HH:mm:ss.fff HH = 24-hour clock. hh=12-hour = tt=am/pm MM/dd/yyyy yyyy = 4-digit year. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/standard/base-types/custom-date-and-time-format-strings

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Returning errors codes in .Net apps

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.environment.exitcode(v=vs.110).aspx https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ms681381(v=vs.85)

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Google handoff to Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)

Part 1:¬†https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2017/06/why-should-your-app-get-SRE-support-CRE-life-lessons.html Part 2: https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2017/06/how-SREs-find-the-landmines-in-a-service-CRE-life-lessons.html Part 3:¬†https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2017/07/making-the-most-of-an-SRE-service-takeover-CRE-life-lessons.html  

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Linkdump: Business Intelligence

https://www.simple-talk.com/blogs/statistics-sql-simple-linear-regressions/ Dashboard Design Rules Power BI Dashboard Design Video Course A collection of graph/visual types compared in PDF: http://www.sqlbi.com/wp-content/uploads/videotrainings/dashboarddesign/visuals-reference-may2017-A3.pdf https://www.red-gate.com/simple-talk/sql/bi/deploying-securing-updating-power-bi-reports/    

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Backup in SQL Server – advanced concepts/techniques

Introducing sp_AllNightLog: Log Shipping at Scale, Open Source   https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/relational-databases/backup-restore/tail-log-backups-sql-server http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/SQL+Server/158068/?utm_source=SSC&utm_medium=pubemail  

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Beyond jQuery: An expert guide to JavaScript frameworks

http://www.infoworld.com/article/3039817/application-development/beyond-jquery-an-expert-guide-to-choosing-the-right-javascript-framework.html?nsdr=true&page=1 http://www.infoworld.com/article/3039817/application-development/beyond-jquery-an-expert-guide-to-choosing-the-right-javascript-framework.html?nsdr=true&page=2 http://www.infoworld.com/article/3039817/application-development/beyond-jquery-an-expert-guide-to-choosing-the-right-javascript-framework.html?nsdr=true&page=3

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