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Aug 10-11 FRI-SAT – A two-day flight to Rome


2017/09/23
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  August 10, Fri It is Saturday morning, August 11, 2012, and we are having our breakfast at OMNI hotel in Boston.  Why? We did not fly to Rome yesterday.  Our flight got cancelled. Friday, August 10-th turns out to be an extremely intense day.  As it happens, at work I had to an emergency code fix and test.  Plus, my domain account got switched to a new platform, and I had to do an emergency re-pointing and re-arranging all my domains due to upgrade at Service Provider.  Plus, the buyer for one of the domains suddenly woke up and deposited money on ESCROW.COM, demonstrating that he is serious about the…

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Windows Photo Viewer: Can’t Rotate Images on a Network Drive – Solved!

2017/09/22
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Windows Photo Viewer - Error

It is the the LITTLE problems that annoys the most!  I love Windows, but why Windows is so awkward in same strange and unexpected ways? This article is about one of such problems – Image viewing and rotation.  Why it is so hard? Do not even think to joke here. There is a very simple and…

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Evolutionary Benefits of Corruption

2017/09/21
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Benefits of Corruption

Both relentless competition between countries and insider power struggle destroy weak governments and preserve strong and powerful ones.  In most all modern states, we see corruption is present in larger or smaller degree.  This could be an argument that after several thousand years of wars and survival, selection preserved systems that have some viable advantages…

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How to Convert Julian Date to Gregorian in MS SQL

2017/09/20
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SQL - Convert JUL to GREG

Julian date is stored in YYYDDD format, for example 12/31/99 will be stored as 99365 and 01/01/2017 will be stored as 117001. If you need to convert the date from YYYDDD to any conventional date format like dd/mm/yyyy in SQL use steps below. The idea is to convert year and date portions separately and them…

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Italy 2012 August – Roma, Firenze, Napoli and between

2017/09/19
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Firenze Musei Reservation

  I am starting this narrative [2012-08-06 MO 15:40] a few days before the actual trip.  The idea is to place here all the itinerary materials that I prepared in Excel to be available online (instead of paper).   Gather your Things – Stiamo andando a Roma (we are going to Rome) First, let me…

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Slogans of the Moment – Hard Work Matters!

2017/09/18
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Slogan of the moment: 2016-12-27 TU – Hard Work Matters! 2016-12-27 TU – Worry about what people think, not what they feel! 2016-12-27 TU – When you habitually use words fascist, racist in your daily arguments, you diminishing the meaning of words.  When is the last time you actually saw a fascist or rasist. 2016-12-27…

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Wins and losses of Donald Trump after the Elections

2017/09/17
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Trump Wins Losses

This article intends to list visible battles of Donald Trump after the elections on November 08-09, 2016, and rate them from +5 for a big win to -5 for a big loss. The purpose of this article is to see, if he is winning or losing overall. This is a subjective instrument to measure fluent…

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How to Work with MySQL – Basic Tasks

2017/09/16
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How to Work with MySQL – Basic Tasks

This material is tested with MySQL 5.1 and 5.5 on various Windows versions. This article covers these topics: -010- MySQL Data Location -020- Shortcut to MySQL Command Shell -030- Create a New Database -035- Delete an Existing Database -040- Display a List of All DB Users -050- Display a List of All Tables -060- List…

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14 August 29, 2010: The End – From Zurich to Boston

2017/09/15
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Last Day in Europe On Sunday, August 29, we woke up in Winkel, Switzerland. [09:47] A pleasant surprise – We paid 90CHF for hotel  Landgasthof Breiti, but I was expecting something around 130 CHF. [10:14] It is  Sunday, but Airport Gas Station is opened and there are no lines. Here we paid 79.55 CHF for…

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Mapping remote WebDAV network drive for free (without NetDrive)

2017/09/15
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If you have a powerful NAS server with massive redundancy (RAID), you wish you can access all files and directories from anywhere on the planet. Recently I switched from Synchronizing Offline file to a real-time access my drive remotely using WebDAV.  This twist is that I am using Synology WebDAV on server side and Windows…

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Histiry of This Site – DomainWebCenter.com

2017/09/15
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Site History - SunWebCenter

Welcome! This is not a typical article for reading. This is a log of important events in site development and growth.   2017 Sep 09 Sat – 18 Mon Server near crash prompted a flood of exiting changes to site design almost every day: September 09 Sat – – obtain SSL certificate from Let’s Encrypt and…

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