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But you are bit more enamored than the average bear with XML et al aren't you Marc?
And the funny thing is, years ago when I first learned about XML, I thought "geez, what idiot would use this verbose format for data?"
But so is Microsoft, finally. Still, everything/everyone seems to be using XML, for better or worse.
Funny thing is, a client wants me to write an interface to a web service for traffic accident reports. The data payload is sent as a text file, yet the response is in XML! Totally weird, except that the accident report has hundreds of fields, and I guess the guys writing the web service were too lazy to come up with an XSD for it.
And I also figure it probably feeds into an ancient COBOL app, as the text file is highly structured, specifying the exact length of each field.
I use it to map permissions. Users are in groups, so, barring exceptions of course, users are allowed specific actions on a schema. Tres cool, non?
That's exactly how we're using them here... logical groupings of objects within a database for permissions and for ease of finding things during maintenance. It replaces an earlier convention that our developers used to prefix object names with the logical grouping. It's definitely making my job a bit easier on the databases where we've used it.
Oh, yeah. Permissions were a pain on SQL Server before they introduced schemas, especially for stored procedures. Now, using a combination of schemas and roles, I can zip through all but the most granular permissions requests.
If multiple database are related , or for same application, then its better idea to use multiple schema for better grouping/seperation, otherwise multiple database are fine. like Microsoft Adventure Works Sample Database has done.
I've got a series of audio files that I need to split into separate samples; a quick google[^] gives me about a half million results; since I'm feeling exceptionally lazy today, can anyone recommend a decent (and ideally free!) tool that will do this for me?
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.. is my system after isntalling IE 8 RC1. And uninstalling it seems to have made things worse!!
Release candidate?? What a bloody joke! I'd expect issues from a beta, but not RC.
I'm running XP SP2, and it seemed to install fine (over IE6). Rebooted and ran it fine. At some stage Windows locked up in a big way. Killing explorer.exe didn't help (normally does). Also broken FTP client, and can't kill the process, and a few other oddities. So decided to uninstall, and now when I open My Computer I just get a white window which doesn't respond! Trying to open IE after uninstall does nothing, although process is there, but can't be killed
Here's hoping SP3 install resurrects what appears to be quite a major corruption. And it points *VERY* strongly to being caused by IE 8.
So to anyone considering the install - be aware of the risks.
Follow-up: SP3 upgrade didn't seem to help. Restarting would hang trying to end some process DLACTRL. So uninstalled Sonic DLA and things seem to be back to normal so far. (I've had it installed for ages - the IE8 install must have corrupted it or caused some constant deadlock with it).
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I do it quite a lot actually, well on my laptop at least. It's an old one and whenever I have to run a program or game that's a bit to heavy for it I just close every process I can including explorer.
The program / game runs fine then.