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Don’t Fall Victim To The Windows / Microsoft Phone Scam!

There are many phone scams where someone will ring you claiming to be from Microsoft, Dell, Apple, or some other known IT company. They will tell you that they have detected issues with your computer, normally “security” issues. They will … Continue reading

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Remove Characters in String T-SQL with No Loop Part 2

Okay, expanding on what I did yesterday. I Built a table, called ExclusionList with one field, ExcludedText E.g. Then created a function: You can then use like this:

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Remove Characters in String T-SQL with No Loop

Ok, I’ve seen many ways to do this using loops, but nothing in plain T-SQL Let’s say we have a string that may contain illegal characters, in my case it was project identifiers that needed to be used as file … Continue reading

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You can buy my programming and computer related gifts from my shop!

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Dynamic CSS files in ASP.net Master Page using C#

I have a reporting portal that serves up SSRS (SQL Server Reporting Services) reports to users. The users are from different organisations, indicated by a user group. I needed to have the front end personalised for each different organisation. The … Continue reading

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Hotpoint Mistral Fridge Freezer Temperature Problems.

If your Hotpoint Fridge Freezer is reading a high temperature for the Fridge check this before you spend out any money. After having my kitchen refitted over the last few weeks my machine was reading 24 deg C for the … Continue reading

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Another new blog

My idea of funny

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New Photo Blog

To keep everything nice and tidy I’ve started a new blog for my photography ‘stuff’. It can be found here Photos! Not much to see at the moment but will build over the next few weeks.

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Insurance Claims & Nuisance Calls From Personal Accident Companies

It’s now just about a year since I had a minor accident in my car.  I was actually stationary when a small van backed into the passenger door of my car.  The impact was about equivalent to someone kicking the … Continue reading

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Showing Two Different Scales on Y Axis SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

Long time, no post… I was asked to create a graph showing throughput of bags on a conveyor grouped into 5 minute intervals.  One of the requirements was to show two scales on the Y axis, bags / 5 minute … Continue reading

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