Archive for category: Tech

Freeing up Space on Server 2008 R2 (and 2012)

15 Jul 2014
July 15, 2014

We manage a pile of Windows Server 2008 R2 machines across a bunch of clients and many of those servers weren’t necessarily built by us. As such, sometimes space is allocated… poorly… And many of those servers are frequently dancing on the edge of running out of space on the C: drive.  (I will spare […]

Log Shipping Monitor – Free

05 Jul 2014
July 5, 2014

I just wrapped up a data center migration (physical data center to AWS cloud) in which we had to migrate a fairly large SQL Server database – and then keep it in sync with the original DB for a week or 4 until it was time to do the actual cut-over. Being a pragmatic and […]

A Quick Look at the Garmin Forerunner 15

30 Jun 2014
June 30, 2014

This weekend I had the opportunity to try out the Garmin Forerunner 15 GPS Running Watch courtesy of a friend and his trainer, Those who know me or follow me in social media know that I’m an avid cycler so this was a great gadget to get my hands on for a few days. First […]

Cutting the Cable: Part 1– Rough Start

19 Jun 2014
June 19, 2014

After reviewing our recent cable TV bills, the wife and I decided perhaps we don’t watch enough TV each month to rationalize that expense. Sure, we have a couple shows we like to watch at any given moment but we never actually watch them when aired. We always get caught up later. We’re young, we’re […]