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Review: Jungle Disk

This is the third post in my series on cloud backup solutions.  Previous posts were: Disaster Recovery Strategies for the Home A review of MozyHome Remote Backup Today I'll be talking about another cloud backup application called Jungle Disk.  I've been experimenting with it for a few months and am generally very happy with it.  Much like Mozy, Jungle Disk allows you to intelligently backup your files into the cloud.  On the contrary, Jungle Disk only provides the client application for running backups, the actual storage of the backups is separate, which I'll explain in more detail shortly. Client Versions…
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Switching Between Recovery Models

I've seen many articles and blog posts concerning what to do when you have to switch between SQL Server Recovery Models.  A lot of these tips are very important, as they can mean the difference between being able to recover your data and the much less desirable opposite. After a lot of web searches on the subject I came to realize there's much material for individual cases, but no real "one stop shop" for what to do when switching between any given recovery model.  Thus, my recovery model chart was born.  Since a diagram is worth almost as many words…
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Hosting Your Images With Amazon S3

Images make just about everything more interesting, which is why I do my best to include at least one with each blog post even if for nothing more than comic relief. I run a few different websites, and a while ago I decided to host the images for all of them in the cloud using Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service).  I've been a very satisfied customer since then.  Not only is it incredibly easy to use, it's also rather simple to "mask" it so your images look like they're coming from somewhere else.  If you look at the properties of…
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T-SQL Tuesday #008: Gettin’ Schooled

AIN'T YOU GOT NO BOOKLEARNIN'?  This, the eighth T-SQL Tuesday is hosted by the SQL Soldier, Robert Davis (Blog | Twitter) and he's asking how we learn and how we teach. How I Learned Throughout my school years I seem to have been assigned a disproportionate number of "old-school" teachers who could be extremely harsh, often utilizing the "tough love" form of teaching.  Some examples: My third grade teacher's common form of punishment was making the student copy a page selected at random from the dictionary.  The entire page, including any illustrations and pronunciations.  Students who mouthed-off to here would…
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Elevator Etiquette

And now for something completely different.  I realize there's probably been countless thoughts, blog posts and jokes on the subject of elevator etiquette, but I think mine's a little different as it concerns whether or not using the elevator is polite in certain situations.  Allow me to explain: In college I spent the better part of my years living in the residence halls.  The particular complex I was in consisted of 2 connected buildings.  The building for guys had 5 floors, while the girls had 12.  The elevators were incredibly slow, to the point where it was usually faster to…
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