Category Archives: Tools

Replacing Symantec VIP with a generic TOTP app

Occasionally, I need to log in to a system that requires the use of a Symantec VIP code.  For those that haven’t come across this before the app displays a 6 digit numeric code that changes every 30 seconds.  When … Continue reading

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The Right Live Writer on Windows 10

Having performed a clean install of Windows 10, I wanted to re-install Microsoft Live Writer.  I’ve never found anything within which it is easier and quicker to create and edit blog entries, and editing offline was an essential requirement for … Continue reading

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Default behaviour of logging frameworks

I’ve used logback in my latest project, xml2csv, and I think it’s great. Except for one tiny, but important detail. I’m writing a standalone command line utility, designed to be used by people are neither Java experts nor developers. I … Continue reading

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Estimating SharePoint 2010 Content Database Sizes

Microsoft published guidance for SharePoint 2010 on how to calculate an estimated size of a content database. The formula is very simple: Database size = ((D × V) × S) + (10 KB × (L + (V × D))) On … Continue reading

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