Images tooltip in PDF

Written by Ingmar Verheij on February 15th, 2012. Posted in No category

Have you ever read a PDF document and noticed a tooltip when you hovered over an image? Did you notice that the information didn’t looked like it’s supposed to be there? It shouldn’t, it’s not pretty and it annoys me Knipogende emoticon

Not only does this happen in my own documents, I’ve see this in official documents of (major) companies.

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Reverse and forward engineering databases in Visio 2010

Written by Ingmar Verheij on January 5th, 2012. Posted in Microsoft SQL

A great built-in feature in Microsoft Office Visio 2010 is the ‘Reverse Engineer’ feature. With this feature you can create a database model from an existing database or a Microsoft Excel worksheet. This makes it very easy to document the structure of a database, redistribute or publish It on Microsoft SharePoint.

Unfortunately Microsoft has removed the ability to forward engineer the database model to a database, which did exist in Microsoft Visio 2003 Enterprise Architect-edition.

Fortunately Alberto Ferrari created an Visio 2010 plugin that can forward engineer an data model to a T-SQL script. The Visio Forward Engineer project is on CodePlex and can be found here (CodePlex is DEAD, you can find alternatives here).

In this blog post I will demonstrate how to reverse engineer a database from Microsoft SQL server, and how to forward engineer a database model diagram back to a Microsoft SQL server.

Determine WAN latency for remoting protocol

Written by Ingmar Verheij on October 14th, 2011. Posted in No category

Author : Ingmar VerheijSlow lane

Latency is the time required for a package to travel to its destination. Latency arises because the media the packet is travelling on has limits (for instance bandwith) and because the packet has to be processed by systems (like NIC’s, switches, routers, etc.).

The more items in a chain the bigger the latency.

Experiment: let Google Instant decide?

Written by Ingmar Verheij on September 23rd, 2011. Posted in No category

Author : Ingmar Verheij

Google InstantA common heard urban legend is that a man is thinks about sex every seven seconds. I doubt it, but Google Instant helps.

I use Google frequently for the most simple things. Things like where to get my food, buy a kitchen or to find a document. Recently I “googled” how I could improve my poker skills. During the 10 second it took me to type the search, Google showed me some peculiar results.

Quest vWorkspace mugs are cool :-)

Written by Ingmar Verheij on August 31st, 2011. Posted in No category

 

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