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HTML5 and transparency

October 24, 2019 jlion 0

As an experiment I decided to create a couple of gears that would appear as an overlay on a web page.

My thinking was that I might use HTML5 to create UI controls that could be …

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Certifications

October 22, 2019 jlion 0

Recently I’ve completed the Microsoft 70-761 and 70-762 certifications. I’ve been using SQL Server for years now, since version 6.0, and I’ve seen it evolve a lot.

There’s a lot of debate about the value of certifications. Forums abound with …

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SOLR open source search

October 22, 2019 jlion 0

I’m setting up a SOLR environment. Here are the steps I’m taking to do this.

Set up environment

I’m using Oracle VirtualBox and Windows 7 pro, with a 60GB virtual hard drive and 4gb of memory. I’m using Chrome as …