Cannot Log In \\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query Windows Server 2008

Right-click SQL Administrator, Run As Administrator.

I'm not kidding.

For named pipes, you have to do this now? Great job Microsoft. And to restart the service, can you do that from the SQL administrator? Nope. Services Manager. Doing it from SQL Administrator errors. Excellent quality control.

Minecraft!

I have Minecraft now.

If you care to follow my progress, you can access a Google Map type view of my world here: http://nerdymark.com/minecraft/overviewer/

The map is updated at midnight.

EMail me if you would like the address of my server so you can join.

Moving supercars.com

I'm moving Supercars.com from an expensive, powerful, but seemingly unreliable Virtual Host, to a puny, cheap Virtual Host. Savings: $64/month. Already tuned site down and moved it. Waiting on a DNS change.

Has anyone ever...

Has anyone ever made a RAID 5 array out of iSCSI drives? That'd be funny.

[netflix:@home] The Universe: Season 1: Disc 4


Shipped on 11/08/10.

This disc includes the following episodes: "The Most Dangerous Place in the Universe," "Search for ET" and "Beyond the Big Bang." A behind-the-scenes featurette is also included.