Converting Line Endings

I had a text file on my Linux server that I needed to convert from Windows line endings (CRLF) to Unix line endings (LF) and had to google how to do it. I ran across a good way to handle it that can also be used for other things so I wanted to post it […]

SQL Server Log Truncation

Sometimes the log files get filled up in SQL Server and you just need to clear them out to free up space. Usually you have to go through a backup process before you can truncate the logs but sometimes it’s not feasible or necessary to backup the logs. Here is a simple script to run […]

MTU Size

Size Matters Whoever said “size matters” is correct in at least one area, MTU packet size. My VPN connection to one of my client’s server was behaving erratically and I finally got to the bottom of the issue. The MTU packet size was too big! (don’t hear that every day).   I’m going to keep this […]

When I grow up

When I grow up… Actually, when I move on to the next phase of my life, I want to help people. It sounds simple enough, but I REALLY want to help a lot of people. Not just my family, friends and neighbors, but thousands or hundreds of thousands of people. Right now I’m in the […]

Helping Our Teens

In the last week two of my kid’s closest friends committed suicide. In dealing with the resulting chaos it’s left me with some insight on something that I believe parents are missing these days. I hope that by sharing this insight I can help prevent similar tragedies from taking place and maybe in a small […]

Taking Time

Imagine if we received a dime for every minute of our life. There are 525,600 minutes in a year so we would make $52,560 every year we were alive. That’s $3.7 Million in an average lifetime. For a majority of Americans this would be considered a great salary. It seems that we don’t value something […]

Karmic Consequences

Have you ever met someone that seems to steadily consume from the people around them far more than they contribute? Sadly some of these people don’t even realize what they are doing and how it negatively impacts themselves and the people around them, even people they love. They justify to themselves why it’s ok to […]

The Mind’s Emotional and Logical Filters

Everyone has two primary “filters” their mind uses to process information as it streams in from the outside world. The first is the “emotional filter” whose job it is to tag the incoming information with emotional values. Said another way, the emotional filter rates the level of emotions felt for each piece of incoming information […]