Author Archives: Chris C

Introduction to ORMs for DBAs: Part 0 – Setup

I gave a presentation at SQL Saturday 710 that didn’t go as well as I liked (i.e. I had trouble getting my demo working).  For those that attended thank you for patience.  Hopefully it was still worth attending and the … Continue reading

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Today I Learned how to Run SQL Server on a Mac using Docker

Working on my code example for my upcoming SQL Saturday 710 talk I ran into a performance issue.  My laptop is an older MacBook Pro and I was trying to run my example on a Windows virtual machine… What is … Continue reading

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Chris, have you created that Ruby on Rails 5 project? What Does it Look Like I’m Doing!

In the above video you can replace the question with: Chris, have created that Ruby on Rails 5 project? What dose it look like I’m Doing! Scene 1: Create new Ruby on Rails project using Ruby Mine. Scene 2: Try … Continue reading

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Today I Learned how to Run SpinRite on a UEIF Motherboard

I have a Synology NAS that has starting acting up.  By acting up I mean I can’t connect to it and it requires a unplugged reboot to fix it.  Power button no work.  After doing some detective work I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Just Enjoy the Show

I’m on optimist and generally think things will work out for the best.  I like to say: The future is awesome! That said it’s easy to forget how awesome individual days can be.  How many small but amazing things occur … Continue reading

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Today I Learned how to Copy a Putty Key From Windows to a Mac

You created a private Putty key on Windows workstation to access a remote service but now you need to access that same remote service from a Mac workstation.  In my case I need to access the same Git repository from … Continue reading

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Today I Learned How to Create a Key Pair Using PuTTY

I recently had to generate a private/public key pair to access a Git repository.  While I’ve done this several times before I never do it enough to remember all the steps so this time I wrote it down. Since my … Continue reading

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Today I Learned how to Install PostgreSQL in Ubuntu

For an upcoming project I’m thinking of using PostgreSQL.  I’ve heard lots of great things about PostgreSQL in the past but have been too scared lazy busy to try it. What changed my mind was JetBrains DataGrip database client.  I’m sure there … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: New Tools Require New Standards

I recently started a new contract that involves tools and software languages I normally don’t use.   I have to remember that .NET best practices don’t necessarily translate to PHP/Java.  I have to remember that New Tools Require New Standards (originally … Continue reading

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Introduction to Object-Relational Mapping for DBAs – Part 3

Why Developers Use ORMs (i.e. their Strengths) This is the third and final part of a lighting talk I’m giving at the SQL Saturday Edmonton Speaker Idol Contest.   Imagine I’m actually speaking the words below and showing some of the … Continue reading

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