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Accessing external USB disk attached to my ASUS RT-AC68U router

I have my own cloud storage server using ownCloud for many years now, and love it. It’s like DropBox, only better.

However, even with that, it’s still nice to have a shared storage for my
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Haidong Ji 2017-12-06 11:46 | 查看: 291

Initial impressions of SQL Server v.Next Public Preview

Microsoft announced its SQL Server on Linux public preview yesterday. I’m really excited to check it out. Here are some interesting things I found during my testing. I’ll write more as I p
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Haidong Ji 2016-11-18 11:42 | 查看: 1399

Java regex Matcher’s first group is the whole pattern

I didn’t realize that Java’s regex class, Matcher, uses m.group(0) to denote the entire pattern. I spent some time debugging it. Hence this note.

As is stated in the documentation, “
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Haidong Ji 2016-10-21 00:07 | 查看: 564

Xi’s China is really progressive and impressive

Below is a comment I made regarding Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Kaiser Kuo’s Facebook page, with very slight change.

In my view, domestically, China under Xi is on the right path, unlike, say,
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Haidong Ji 2016-09-30 10:57 | 查看: 442

Changing non-nullable column to nullable in SQL Server is quick and painless

In T-SQL, you can only ALTER COLUMN one at a time. Initially I was worried about operational cost of this change, but it turned out this change is instantaneous.

Mind you, I’m not suggesting yo
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Haidong Ji 2016-09-19 02:35 | 查看: 557

UMDC: Recommended

I learned about Quincy Carroll’s debut novel, Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside, through Jocelyn Eikenburg’s wonderful blog. I really enjoyed it! Quincy Carroll’s level
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Haidong Ji 2016-09-05 23:54 | 查看: 372

No 32-bit for SQL Server 2016 Express

I’ve learned that SQL Server 2016 Standard and Enterprise Editions no longer provide 32-bit. But I do wonder about SQL Server 2016 Express Edition. It’s different in that it’s free,
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Haidong Ji 2016-09-01 23:43 | 查看: 703

Staining deck: lessons learned

I cleaned and stained my deck all by myself this summer. The sanding was done last summer, how is that for procrastination! I think I did all right, however there are still a lot of areas for improvem
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Haidong Ji 2016-08-22 11:42 | 查看: 405

Adding attachment to Outlook 2016 email

A couple of months ago Outlook 2016 on my old PC (Windows 10) started misbehaving:

Clicking “Attach File” to add an attachment from my PC to an email message;

A window would show up. Whe
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Haidong Ji 2016-07-15 23:48 | 查看: 540

SQL Server best practice: grant permissions to per-service SID

Since Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista, from SQL Server 2008 onward, SQL Server installation process automatically generates per-service security identifier (SID). Whenever possible, it is recommende
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Haidong Ji 2016-05-20 13:03 | 查看: 620

Accessing modem status information with Netgear router

If, like me, you bought your own cable modem and Netgear wireless router for Comcast service, the way to access your modem’s status information is different. When using the equipment provided by
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Haidong Ji 2016-01-15 13:28 | 查看: 871

Eclipse PDT PHP Web Application Run Configuration

I had some trouble setting up Run Configurations in Eclipse for PHP (PDT plugin). Here is my note for future reference.

Machine: Ubuntu 15 64-bit, with Eclipse Mars. sudo apt-get install php5 install
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Haidong Ji 2016-01-02 13:39 | 查看: 848

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