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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Get Filenames and Database names from MSSQL

I was doing some clean up on one of our database servers; we have many databases created with backup/restore for testing purposes I was checking for the largest ldf files and making sure those databases were in simple mode and then shirking the data files, there were a few files I could not match to the databases because the mdf and ldf file names were different from the actual database file name - found the following queries using a few google searches

Thursday, March 12, 2009


My brothers latest band - Acephalix

Track 1 - Acephalix

Monday, March 2, 2009

jqueryUI effect error with Google Chrome and Safari

Ran into a strange issue using jqueryUI highlight effect, the issue only occurred with Webkit browsers (Google Chrome and Safari) and only when I was manipulating the background property of the element that was being highlighted.

Using a slightly modified version of the demo. I tweak the background image before applying the highlight effect

$("#highlight").click(function() {
$(this).css("background", "url(some_image.png) no-repeat");
This resulted in the highlight appearing but not going away. Then checking it in the debugger the following javascript error was being generated - "Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read property '0' of undefined," Changing the background manipulation to the following fixed the issue.

$(this).css("background-image", "url(some_image.png)");
$(this).css("background-repeat", "no-repeat");

Update 2009-03-06: You also need to make sure that if there is an existing style on the element being highlighted it is using the more verbose style tags of background-image and background-repeat or the same error will be encountered