April 2010 Entries

SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

This one managed to slip under my radar, but as someone who uses SQL Server Express a lot I’m pretty glad to hear that the SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Database Size Limit Increased to 10GB. For an express offering, it’s looking pretty fully featured these days. Tags: Microsoft, SQL Server

Briefly on Notes/Domino 8.5.2

I have lots more to write about doing less with Notes/Domino in the upcoming months, but yet I can’t help taking a peek at some of what’s coming in 8.5.2. I’m ignoring all the XPages fixes/refinements as I’m really not actively using that anywhere at the moment. All the fixes and additions sound good, but when none of your customers have any need to use a technology it’s hard to get excited about it. Interesting things: The official removal of NSFDB2 makes me wonder, how many people ended up actively using this? They’re bound...

OWASP top 10 updated for 2010

If you’re a developer involved with web applications and you’re interested in security, then go read this. Actually even if you’re not interested in security then go read it anyway and pretend that you are. On April 19, 2010 we released the final version of the OWASP Top 10 for 2010. This version was updated based on numerous comments received during the comment period after the release candidate was released in Nov. 2009. If you’d like to skip straight to the PDF download, then here’s the link: OWASP Top 10 - 2010


MonoLingual lets you remove languages you don’t need from your OSX installation, letting you save space (yes, even with Snow Leopard). For me, this saved me 1.7gb of space in my Macbook Pro. Due to having a SSD, a Bootcamp partition, and a couple of large applications, my OSX drive is pretty tight – so that 1.7gb was very much appreciated. Monolingual is slightly misnamed. It doesn’t remove all but 1 language, rather it lets you select which ones you want to keep and remove. Tags: Apple, OSX