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Class of 2019: 25 Microsoft MVPs you should be following

Back in 1996, as I watched a movie about Italy at the Drexel Theatre in Columbus OH, I decided that one day I’d live in Europe. I didn’t need to move immediately. I just put it on my long-term agenda

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dark mode is for lovers 🖤

This post is about all the things I use to fill my life with dark mode. From the web to Slack to some OS-specific apps.

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My very first web site, resurrected in all its 90’s glory

Well, if it wasn’t my very first, it is close enough. Back in 1997, I was taking a computer class at a non-progressive college in Northwest Louisiana. Most of the tech classes still teaching Fortran and the faculty pushed back

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Tips on Speaking

I’ve been seeing quite a bit of posts about speaking mentorships and I wanted to share a few speaking tips I recently gave to my buddy Garry Bargsley who will be speaking about dbatools at SQL Saturday Phoenix 2018. The

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This is How I Work

Inspired by Adam Bertram being inspired by Lifehacker’s How I Work series, I’m also doing a post about how I work ;) I really liked Adam’s balanced assessment so I decided to follow in his footsteps there, too. Where are

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Sample Large CSVs Freely Available on Data.gov

I always forget where to look when searching for various CSV formats to help with my scripting QA. Recently, I stumbled upon data.gov again and it’s like, the best govrnment website I’ve ever seen. It’s not only gorgeous, but it’s

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Easily Remove Black Bars on Side of iMovie Videos for Free using Handbrake for Mac or Windows

I had the hardest time finding this information. I’m currently making a whole bunch of Animated Gifs to demonstrate the functionality of some of my SQL Server/PowerShell scripts (using a combination of Camtasia and iMovie. I’m trying to keep the

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Welcome, Brandon!

This blog has been modified to accommodate postings by my right hand tech companion of over 13 years, Brandon Abshire. Brandon has always been a part of NetNerds but only recently has decided to become more visible. Brandon has been

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