Monthly Archives: March 2011

Advanced Search with Internet Search Engines

Here some tips for finding things faster: Internet search: Google search basics Unofficial Google Advanced Search Bing search options Bing advanced search keywords Windows search: Hidden Powers of Windows 7 Search

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Why I Dislike IE 9

I mainly use web browsers to do research with the internet. Doing research is more than just finding a site: it is about switching between different search engines, refining searches and saving search result links and snippets for later reference … Continue reading

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Configure your Kindle for better Readability

You can configure your Kindle to display better readable text and more text per page while keeping your preferred font size. Her a side-by-side comparison of the same page with different settings: Standard Typeface: condensed, Line Spacing: small You can … Continue reading

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About Opinions and Assumptions

There are two ways to do anything: The wrong way and my way 🙂 There are different types of questions[1]: Questions of faith, such as “Does God exist?”. Questions of opinion, such as “Who is the greatest baseball player of … Continue reading

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How to Configure MS SQL Server for Testing with Visual Studio

When setting up MS SQL Server for test projects with Visual Studio I generally  stumble across the following problems only: Use SQL Server Express or Developer Edition? Enabling remote access What are the default database instance names With Oracle I … Continue reading

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Hidden Powers of Windows 7 Search

Windows 7 Search is way more powerful than many know: The indexing behavior is highly customizable. The powerful Advanced Query Syntax is widely unknown. Using Advanced Query Syntax Programmatically. Windows 7 Search is available in many places, such as: Windows … Continue reading

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How to Configure Oracle for Testing with Visual Studio

Every time I was setting up Oracle for testing (without having a DBA around) I got stuck somewhere and wasted a lot of time troubleshooting – even started to dislike Oracle for that. With MS SQL Server I have less … Continue reading

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