Test an SQL Server Connection

I found myself working on a ASP.NET MVC application that was backed by a SQL Server database.  Now the team over in the office can connect to it fine.  However, as mentioned previously, I am working from home until the new office in Winchester opens.  The server was an Amazon RDS instance and I bet … [Read more…]

Turn off ‘bell’ or ‘ding’ in Terminal

If you are using bash: Edit or create a .inputrc file in your $HOME direcotry vim $HOME/.inputrc  (for vim users, can substitute gedit for ‘vim’ Append the following line: “set bell-style none” (without the “”)   If you are using ‘Terminal’ on Mac OSX see this stackoverflow question. (To paraphrase: “With Terminal open, go to … [Read more…]