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Point-in-time restore: a handy built-in feature in Azure SQL

I am working on a project that is hosted in Azure and I made a mistake, running a SQL script that was dependent on another SQL script that I had forgotten to run. It messed up the foreign keys and I would have to restore a backup … but my most recent backup was from … Continue reading Point-in-time restore: a handy built-in feature in Azure SQL

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Wrestling with Azure DevOps Pipelines

Pipelines is an Azure service that enables a powerful feature: the ability to set up continuous integration. I have tangled with it before, in the context of trying Azure Kubernetes Service, but managed to avoid getting deep into the YAML which is the language of Pipelines. I am working on a web application and  trying … Continue reading Wrestling with Azure DevOps Pipelines


Using Windows 10 on a 4K display: issues in multi-monitor setups

I made the mistake of reading this post where programmer Nikita Prokopov explains why it is time to upgrade your monitor, particularly if you are a software developer. “I optimize my setup to showing really, really good letters. A good monitor is essential for that. Not nice to have,” he says, going to to explain … Continue reading Using Windows 10 on a 4K display: issues in multi-monitor setups


Developing software for playing bridge

I am a duplicate bridge player in my spare time and enjoyed playing in my local club once or twice a week. That was before COVID-19 and then, in March this year, lockdown. Bridge clubs were no longer able to meet. There are more important things in the world; but bridge is both a lot … Continue reading Developing software for playing bridge


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