Using Jekyll on Microsoft via the bash shell.

As mentioned in my previous post, I am using Docker more frequently on Windows 10. If you need a Linux shell then the Ubuntu bash shell from the Windows Store is a really handy tool and often much faster than using Docker. In particular, this is a far more convenient way for me to install and run Jekyll on my Windows laptop without needing to [...] Read more

SQL Server and Docker Containers.

It has been possible to run the Linux version of SQL Server in a Docker container for a couple of years now. This is a nice way to have a clean and simple development database on your laptop that can be easily turned on and off when required. The SQL 2017 Linux edition had many unsupported features but is still a great way to have a local SQL [...] Read more

Problems with One Drive synchronisation.

This has happened to me a few times on laptops running the latest version of Windows 10. One Drive is built into the operating system and occasionally stops synching with the cloud and I'm not sure what is causing the issue. I suspect (but have never successfully reproduced the issue) that it is caused when there is an update to One Drive during [...] Read more

Duplicate backup files.

It goes without saying that your database backups are important. The storage and restoring of backups must be carefully described in your disaster recovery (DR) planning and tested regularly. This isn't a post about DR planning. There may be occasions when you need to have a backup file distributed to two locations for safety - a common-sense [...] Read more