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PowerShell – Splitting large log files

Have you ever found an issue with one of your systems and gone digging for the log file, only to find out that the file is too big to open for reading? There are a number of ways you can use in the *nix world, but for the Windows folks I’ve created a simple script to let you split the …

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Cadence – Music and Cycling share some technique

In cycling, one of the key techniques to make you a dynamic rider is the mastering of cadence. In music the same holds true. By applying different time signatures and stylistic tweaks such as “cut time” you can add an exciting dynamic to your songs. As new musicians we are taught fundamentals. Hours and hours of learning to tap out …

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MySQL – Create database, user and privileges

This is a tip for the new MySQL users out there. A common and dangerous practice used by many new developers and admins is to use the root account to access databases. While this certainly gives you the access you need to manage your databases and data from¬†your applications it also elevates privileges far beyond what you really want. Let’s …

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Cycling and the Ontario Highway Traffic Act

I am a cyclist. It’s a simple statement, but you have to understand what it means. I fully support the cycling¬†community by being a law abiding cyclist. That’s probably an oxymoron based on what I see on an almost daily basis. Why underline cycling? The true cycling community is one that supports cycle commuting, recreational cycling, trail usage, amateur and …