60 Minutes Australia

 

  1. 60 Minutes Australia :- Katie’s Revenge
    • Profile
      • Chances are you will find this story incredibly hard to believe. It’s confronting and confounding, but it really happened. Raised in middle-class Sydney, Katie Lang’s future was almost assured – exciting and prosperous. But her big mistake was to fall in love with the wrong man. Katie thought Damion Baston wanted to be her boyfriend. What he really wanted was to be her pimp. He used violence to control her, turning her into a sex slave and trafficking her around the world. But what this monster didn’t anticipate was Katie’s strength, and when she was finally able to escape his abuse, she set about plotting her revenge.
    •  Videos
  2. 60 Minutes Australia: Death in a Cafe
    • Profile
      • A young woman walks into a busy upmarket café in Jakarta to have a coffee with her friends. According to police, what happens next is truly shocking. A deliberate poisoning, all caught on CCTV cameras. Australian resident Jessica Wongso is now on trial for murdering her friend, Mirna
    • Videos
      • Parts
      • Cyanide coffee murder, Australian resident Jessica Wongso jailed for 20 years
        Link
    • Stories
      • Wikipedia
        • Murder of Wayan Mirna Salihin
          Link
    • Participants
      • Mirna Salihin
        • Sandy Salihin ( Twin Sister )
        • Jessica Wongso
          • Ms. Carter ( Jessica Wongso’s former manager )
  3. Lion Man ( 2014 )
    • Profile
      • Kevin Richardson’s bond with Africa’s dominant predator is as astonishing as it is touching. He’s devoted his life to understanding and protecting the mighty Lion which is battling human encroachment and shrinking habitat. Along the way, he cuddles them, tickles them, even sticks his head in their jaws!
    •  Videos
    • Participants
      • Lawrence Frank ( Biologist )
  4. For my daughter
    • Profile
      • Antonietta Di Maggio made the ultimate promise to her daughter – the gift of motherhood. Claudia was unable to have children, so the age of 53, Antonietta carried and gave birth to Claudia’s child: her own grandson.
    • Videos
    • Persons
      • Antonietta Di Maggio
      • Claudia
      • Sonny ( Claudia’s friend )
  5. 60 Minutes Australia: The girl with the blue eyes (2017)
    • Profile
      • Raudha Athif was a stunning cover model known all over the world as “The girl with the blue eyes”. But what few people knew was that she was much more committed to a career in medicine than photoshoots. At 21, Raudha was attending university in Bangladesh and had plans to join her family in Australia to finish her studies and become a doctor. But in March this year she was found dead in her college dorm room. Police claimed it was suicide, but in a 60 MINUTES special investigation Peter Stefanovic discovers substantial evidence that points to murder. The question for her grief-stricken family is why?
    • Videos

SQL Server / Minimum OS Software Requirement

Background

Wanted to tabulate the minimum MS Windows OS Requirement for the various versions of MS SQL Server.

 

Minimum OS Support Matrix

SQL Server Version OS Version – Server OS Version – Desktop Bitness Link
v2017  Windows Server 2012  Windows 8 Minimum: x64 Processor: 1.4 GHz
Recommended: 2.0 GHz or fasterDoes not support 32 bit OS
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v2016  Windows Server 2012  Windows 8 Minimum: x64 Processor: 1.4 GHz
Recommended: 2.0 GHz or fasterDoes not support 32 bit OS
 Link
v2014  Windows Server 2008  Windows 7  x64 Processor
x86 Processor
 Link
v2012  Windows Server 2008  Windows Vista x86 Processor: 1.0 GHz
x64 Processor: 1.4 GHz
 Link
v2008-R2  Windows Server 2003 Windows Vista
Windows XP
x64 Processor
x86 Processor
 Link
v2008  Windows Server 2003 Windows Vista
Windows XP
x64 Processor
x86 Processor
 Link
 v2005  Windows Server 2000  Windows Vista
Windows XP
600-megahertz (MHz) Pentium III-compatible or faster processor
1-gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor recommended
 Link

 Link

 v2000  Windows NT Server 4.0  Windows 98
Link
 

 

 

Neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them

Bible Verse

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
( Matthew 7:6 )

 

Wikipedia

Link

  1. The metaphor seems to be teaching against giving what is holy to those who do not appreciate it. Animals such as dogs and pigs cannot appreciate religion, and this verse implies that there is some class of humans who cannot either. The identity of this class is a difficult question, as one of the dominant ideas in Christian thought is universalism.
  2. One modern argument is that dogs and pigs represent Gentiles and heathens, and that this verse is rare relic demonstrating that Jesus’ original message was intended only for the Jews. Harrington notes that such warnings are found in rabbinic works of the period.  In Jewish literature heathens were often compared to dogs, and the unclean pig was a Jewish symbol for the Roman Empire. In 2 Peter 2:22 dogs and swine quite clearly refers to heretics. According to Schweizer this verse was used by Jewish Christians to attack the Gentile churches, to argue that Gentile Christians would turn on the Jews by rejecting their laws and destroying Israel
  3. The dominant reading is that the two expressions are both referring to the same thing and the same group of people. To Nolland this verse is not an attack on any particular group, but rather a continuation of the theme of God and Mammon begun at Matthew 6:24 and that verse is an attack on wasteful spending. We should put all of our resources to God, as everything is like dogs and pigs compared to Him.  Nolland also proposes that the verse might be to balance the other verses, that non-judgmentalism can only go so far and that there are some who should be excluded.
  4. As Morris points out, this verse can also be read as a reasonable limit on evangelism. If a population or individual is not open to Christianity, leave and find a more receptive audience. As Morris points out Jesus was silent before Herod and Peter abandoned the unsympathetic city of Corinth. Fowler links this to the earlier discussion of judgment. One should not judge severely, but there is a point at which any reasonable person will realize that those they are dealing with are dogs and swine
  5. The alternate interpretation is that dogs and pigs are not metaphors for some group of people, but for the unholy in general. This verse is not about excluding some group from God’s teaching, but rather ensuring that those things that are God’s are kept holy. Thus the Temple is kept clean, religious meals treated with respect, and holy days honoured and kept separate from the turbulence and impiety of daily life.
  6. In Divine Conspiracy, Dallas Willard offers another interpretation. In it, Jesus is not speaking of a wonderful treasure (the pearl), or whether the audience is fit to have it (the swine). Instead, he is observing that the pearl is not helpful. “Pigs cannot digest pearls, cannot nourish themselves upon them.” He concludes that this reflects “our efforts to correct and control others by pouring out our good things” that our audience is not ready for, and that our seemingly good intentions will ultimately yield anger, resentment and attack by the audience. This turns the analogy into one that exposes one’s self-superiority in thinking the other needs the unbidden advice.
  7. All those points aside, one might usefully read through Matthew 13 when interpreting the phrase. The “pearls” may be like the seed sown by the farmer. If the farmer continues to sow on the rocky places, path or among thorns he may be foolish. The farmer may be wiser to sow in the good soil; or suffer weaker harvests (albeit the crops that do grow among weeds and/or thorns or in other, harder, places may prove more hardy: having survived and then been considered “good enough to keep” by the farmer despite the effects of the weeds and/or thorns). Like the seeds, pearls (of wisdom) placed before swine might simply be swallowed without being digested: repeated without understanding (perhaps as Jesus saw others of his time repeating scripture without understanding it). Matthew 13:44-46 opens this interpretation up a little further. As a more contemporary note, it is worth considering the sowing parables in light of subsequent monastic thought on selective breeding (see Augustinian Friar, Gregor Mendel and peas): the seeds from the crops that survived the weeds, thorns, path or rock may provide stronger, more durable, seed for sowing in all types of situation – albeit there may be differences in taste and quality to consider too.

Videos

  1. Calvary Chapel Ontario
    • Pastor Paul LeBoutillier
      • Videos
        • YouTube

 

 

 

Must be a Sunday

Morning Wake Up Call

Woke up 6:50 and I did not have to take in too much convincing.

Had gone to bed early and I was well rested.

It is Sunday morning and I might as well go in and hear from the man of God.

Brought out the clippers and got a clean shave; there is no reason keeping any of this bad hair.

 

Who they are

Made it to worship late us usual.  And, so took that empty seat at the last row.

Service was good, the pastor brought up two congregants who faith has brought together.

His faith has held for sixteen years. Worn and Tested.

Hers has grown in a much more unruffled soil; the company of friends.

In time her faith was tested as well.

When he is the one doing the testing; everything turns out well.

Her friends were not just friends in what they believe.  But, also in whom they are.

Brother Ray

Saw Brother Ray.

Had asked for his prayers a week earlier.

Walking the hallways and sometimes there is not better place, but out there in the open.

Someone else might be encouraged by the humility of brothers saying lay your hands on me.

And, pray me in to the place of peace that you are standing in.

Thankfully things are now more settled.

One never knows what lays ahead and so when prompted by the Spirit, be sure to ask for that prayer and fellowship.

 

Brother Gary

Saw Brother Gary after Church.

Asked him to please keep us abreast of plans for laying Dad down.

And, of prayers for him; and how I will not say more than that.

He agreed that there is not much to say has we have been through it.

He said of the plans that it was actually happening this afternoon.  But, it is out of town.

In Jamaica Queens, New York.

I am just so thankful that he could have muttered Yes and held the plans to himself, but he chose not to.

And, that rendered us the opportunity to enjoin with him in Spirit.

 

Aunt Stacy & Uncle Alan

Aunt Stacy called on Friday Night.

And, so made time to go see Aunt T. on Saturday afternoon.  And, also on Sunday.

And, yes the grass needed to be trimmed in love.

And, so returned home and came back with the mower.

After Church on Sunday, came back and took care of the backyard, as well.

Just like my Hair mowed the grass down rudely and harshly.

As I returned to the front to get some more gas, saw Uncle Alan, Aunt Stacy’s husband, helping trim the edges.

He was picking up behind me.

All the stuff I rushed through while cutting the front yard, he was lovingly and affectionately placing a well.

 

Mama

Took Mama out for Sunday dinner.

Dinner was at Forbes Mills in Los Gatos.

Here is a link.

Made sure that we walked the outdoors and got Mama’s hair wet.

Worked up an appetite and took in the refreshment of the wild, tempered outdoors.

 

R.C.

Talking about Los Gatos.

RC from Cornell interviewed there a few years ago.

She gunned for the City Planner’s position.

And, it came down to her and another person.

Wouldn’t that be something if RC is the one running that city; responsible for keeping old money respectable and treasured.

Microsoft – Excel – SubTotals

Background

I have a situation where I need to summarize some data and I don’t really want to do so in a database.

 

SQL Server

In Database we have roll-up and Windowing Functions.

And, it is really likely the way I should go.

 

Excel

But, as the data is not in a database, I will really rather not bring it in.

I will just use Excel and send the Excel file to our business partner.

 

Data in Excel

Menu

Menu – Data

Menu – Data – Outline

 

SubTotal

Subtotal – Process – Category – Country

Click the Data menu option.

Select the range of data by clicking on the column header as well on last data row.

Click the Subtotal menu option…

Subtotal –  Operation

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Explanation

  1. At each change in : Country
  2. Use function :- Sum
  3. Add Subtotal to : Population
  4. Replace current options :- Checked
  5. Page break between groups :- Not Checked
  6. Summary below data :- Checked

 

Subtotal –  Results

Image

Explanation

  1. We have subtotals for our two countries, Canada & US
  2. And, we have a Grand Total

Subtotal – Process – Category – State

Subtotal –  Operation

Image

Explanation

  1. At each change in : State
  2. Use function :- Sum
  3. Add Subtotal to : Population
  4. Replace current options :- Not Checked
  5. Page break between groups :- Not Checked
  6. Summary below data :- Checked

 

Subtotal –  Results

Image

Explanation

  1. We have subtotals for State/Regions
  2. Cumulative subtotals for the countries
  3. And, we have a Grand Total

 Summary

To add secondary sub-totals please make sure to un-check “Replace current options” in the subtotal window.

 

WMI – Error – “0x8004100E”

Background

Trying to steal and use someone else’s code does not do well for me.

Here I am having stolen a code, but stuck with bad characters and an error message.

Code ( Original )


OPTION EXPLICIT

Dim strComputer
Dim URL
Dim objWMIService
Dim colItems
Dim objItem


strComputer = "."

URL="winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\Microsoft\SqlServer\ComputerManagement10"

Wscript.Echo "URL is "& URL

set objWMIService = GetObject(URL)

Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM SecurityCertificate",,48)

For Each objItem in colItems

	Wscript.Echo ""

	Wscript.Echo "SecurityCertificate instance"
	Wscript.Echo ""
	Wscript.Echo "ExpirationDate: " & objItem.ExpirationDate
	Wscript.Echo "FriendlyName: " & objItem.FriendlyName
	Wscript.Echo "IssuedBy: " & objItem.IssuedBy
	Wscript.Echo "IssuedTo: " & objItem.IssuedTo
	Wscript.Echo "Name: " & objItem.Name
	Wscript.Echo "SHA: " & objItem.SHA
	Wscript.Echo "StartDate: " & objItem.StartDate
	Wscript.Echo "SystemStore: " & objItem.SystemStore


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Error

Error Image

Error Message


(null): 0x8004100E

Trouble Shooting

WMI Code Creator

Download WMI Code Creator from here.

Extract

Extract the compressed ( zip) file.

Run

Run the file.

Namespace

Looked at the NameSpaces…

They are version specific.

The one I want is root\Microsoft\SqlServer\ComputerManagement12.

But, the one referenced in the code is root\Microsoft\SqlServer\ComputerManagement10.

On this particular box I am on SQL Server v2014.

And, so ComputerManagement12 is SQL 2014.

While ComputerManagement10 is SQL Server 2008.

 

Code ( Revised )

Code revised for v2014.

 

OPTION EXPLICIT
On error resume next

Dim strComputer
Dim baseURL
Dim sqlServerVersion
Dim URL
Dim objWMIService
Dim colItems
Dim objItem
Dim query

strComputer = "."

baseURL="winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\Microsoft\SqlServer\"
rem comment out version information
rem sqlServerVersion="ComputerManagement10"
sqlServerVersion="ComputerManagement12"

URL=baseURL & sqlServerVersion

set objWMIService = GetObject(URL)

if (Err.Number <> 0) then

	Wscript.Echo "GetObject failed on " & URL
	Wscript.Echo "Error Number is " & CSTR(Err.Number)
	Wscript.Echo "Error Description is " & Err.Description

	Wscript.Quit
	
end if

query = "SELECT * FROM SecurityCertificate"

Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery(query,,48)


if (Err.Number <> 0) then

	Wscript.Echo "ExecQuery failed on " & query
	Wscript.Echo "Error Number is " & CSTR(Err.Number)
	Wscript.Echo "Error Description is " & Err.Description

	Wscript.Quit
	
end if

For Each objItem in colItems

	Wscript.Echo ""

	Wscript.Echo "SecurityCertificate instance"
	Wscript.Echo ""
	Wscript.Echo "ExpirationDate: " & objItem.ExpirationDate
	Wscript.Echo "FriendlyName: " & objItem.FriendlyName
	Wscript.Echo "IssuedBy: " & objItem.IssuedBy
	Wscript.Echo "IssuedTo: " & objItem.IssuedTo
	Wscript.Echo "Name: " & objItem.Name
	Wscript.Echo "SHA: " & objItem.SHA
	Wscript.Echo "StartDate: " & objItem.StartDate
	Wscript.Echo "SystemStore: " & objItem.SystemStore


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SQL Server 2017 – Developer Edition – ISO

Background

Currently, I have SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition on my laptop.

Recently found out that since my machine is now Windows 10, I can have SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition.

 

Download ISO

Let us go download v2017 Developer Edition.

v2017 is available here.

Available

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Textual

  1. Free Trial Evaluation
  2. Developer edition
  3. Express edition

Developer Edition

If we click on the “Download now” button underneath the “Developer edition“, we will notice that the name of the file that will be availed is SQLServer2017-SSEI-Dev.exe.

Already have that file and it is a small file.

I don’t really want a small file, I want the full ISO.

 

Self-Prepare ISO

Download Bootstrap

To get a nice ISO, please process with downloading SQLServer2017-SSEI-Dev.exe.

 

Prepare ISO

Outline

  1. Select an installation type
  2. Specify SQL Server Installer download
    • Which package will you like to download
      • ISO
      • CAB
    • Click on the Browser folder button
      • Choose an existing folder or create a new folder
      • Click the OK button
    • Click the OK button
  3. Download Media

Screen shot

Select an Installation Type

 

Specify SQL Server Installer download

Browse Folder

Download Media

Download Successful

 

Installed

Once the files was packaged into a nice ISO, was able to install it.

 

Conclusion

So unfortunately, it appears that one cannot download v2017 as a nice offline ISO.

But, please do not let that overly deter you.

Go ahead and download SQLServer2017-SSEI-Dev.exe and run it.

You will be able to prepare an ISO through running that package.