Glasgow City Centre: Database Developer

Job opening at Lumley:

This is a good role with SQL and MI developments.

You will be working for an Microsoft GOLD Partner and some UK travel is likley to be expected.

To ensure the integrity of all Company Data with regard to appropriate security, data backup and data recovery and to ensure the highest possible availability and performance of all Database Servers. The prospective candidate will also assist in the further development of the Company’s Database Applications and Management Information Systems within the IT Team and in conjunction with external developers

Further information can be found here.

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Cyclists in the UK – above the law?

As a car driver, I find myself waiting at traffic lights quite frequently.

Today, I was at the head (front) of the queue, patiently waiting for them to turn from red to green. There were two lanes of traffic, I was in the outside lane (2) – it was a pedestrian cross too. Whilst waiting, I was dumbfounded to see, in my offside wing mirror, a cyclist approaching at speed, straddling the centre line between us and on-coming traffic. The lights were still red. The cyclist, a he, proceeded to weave through two pedestrians using the crossing. He then returned to the inside lane (1) and continued his journey.

I see this a lot. I know that as a car driver, I am obliged to stop at red lights. Do cyclists have some sort of exemption that allows them to go through red lights? Surely not? [of course, this is a rhetoric question]

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Windows Vista – Windows Live Messenger error 81000306

Continuing the Windows Vista voyage…I came upon a problem with Windows Live Messenger. WLM wouldn’t let me sign in, error 81000306 was reported. Asking WLM to “Troubleshoot” the problem didn’t reveal any issues nor did it offer any solutions.

So, hunting around I found this post that worked for me. Running netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled in a command prompt as Administrator – interesting fix, must make some time to look that one up. There’s more about autotuninglevel here. Stephen Lamb has produced some good information over here (originally via Alan)

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Windows Vista – no sound

When I installed Windows Vista just after Christmas 2006, I noted that I needed revised audio drivers for the Creative SB24 device installed in my Dell 9150. Things have moved on since then, Creative have released further drivers…which you would think would just work out of the box. Well, they didn’t in my case. After a little digging around, I discovered this post, it pointed me in the right direction.

In a nutshell, I unchecked the Digital Output Only checkbox, as shown below. If you do uncheck this box, be sure to close and restart Windows Media Player in order to see (hear) if this worked for you.

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Developer Developer Developer – Scotland / north of England

Momentum seems to be building up for a DDD-style event north of Reading, possibly being held in Scotland or the north of England.

To that end, if you interested in submitting a session, offering sponsorship, suggesting a venue, etc. please send an e-mail to us at this address: dds AT scottishdevelopers DOT com, or leave a comment here.

Alternatively, leave a message over here:

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Next EVO Community Day – Thursday June 21st – Microsoft Campus TVP, Reading

The Next EVO Community Day – June 21st: Microsoft Campus Thames Valley Park Reading

Event Agenda
09:30 Start
09:30 – 10:00 Keynote
10:00 – 10:25 Introductions to groups (Including LiveMeeting, Longhorn, Virtualisation)
10:25 – 10:55 Vista
10:55 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 12:40 Office, SharePoint, Groove
12:40 – 13:25 Lunch
13:25 – 14:55 Break-out sessions
14:55 – 15:10 Break
15:10 – 15:40 OCS + UM
15:40 – 16:40 Exchange and PowerShell
16:40 – 16:55 Break
16:55 – 17:30 Q&A

Further agenda information can be found here.

Breakout sessions – these sessions will be 40 minutes long and will run twice with a ten minute turn around break in the middle

Information and sign-up:

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