September 17th, 2009 § § permalink
Because we don’t have our own place or any jobs yet I’ve been thrifting it up a bit in the kitchen. Otherwise known as cooking like a povo/1940s housewife. The food I have been making is weird to me and to be honest I’m a terrible cook so a lot of it has been very average. I wish you could just bake everything.
I made the weirdest sauce ever to go with this roast chicken last night. All I have is wholemeal flour, rice, pasta, tiny bit of butter, milk and some vegetables and meat. So I did the roast with some roast carrots, haha, and it was looking pretty disturbingly bland. So I thought I would make gravy, but I couldn’t because a) I hadn’t made the chicken stock yet and b) wholemeal flour does not a good gravy make. So I did white sauce with wholemeal flour lol – I liked it, tastes like a mix between bread sauce and white sauce haha both of which I love but have never made myself.
What other weird things have I done… oh yeah.. hot chocolate with wholemeal flour – HAHA – do not recomend, rice pudding with evaporated milk, porridge with evaporated milk, and washed so many freaking saucepans because there is no dishwasher and no microwave, ahhh, so not used to having to actually do this stuff myself lol.
Anyway most people would probably be a bit disturbed at what I have been cooking but Jonnos pretty good and takes it in his stride although I do wonder what he is thinking haha. I have done some baking and did a batch of cocoa brownies with a layer of ganache which were proclaimed the best ever, made with wholemeal too although you couldn’t tell.
Oh yeah I have been epicly sick so been in bed all day, browsing ASOS.com, learning ASP.NET, reading food forums, deafening myself with dance music, you know the usual. I really need to find a wallet and I am scared of how cold it is going to get and how little warm clothes I have. Never fear. I will survive.
xx L L
April 7th, 2009 § § permalink
March 9th, 2009 § § permalink
Well you can no longer connect to SQL Management Studio. In my case I had detached the default database for my user, and was now getting the error:
Cannot connect to ..
Cannot open user default database. Login failed.
Login failed for user ‘Laura’. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 4064)
Solution: (Vista, XP similar)
- Open a command promt (start, type cmd)
- Type sqlcmd in the command prompt. You should see an error saying basically that you cannot open the user default datacase (Msg 18456)
- Type in: ALTER LOGIN [USERNAME] WITH DEFAULT_DATABASE=master
- This should set your default database to master and you will then be able to open SQL Management Studio.
- Alternatively, open SQL Management Studio, and in the connect to server dialog press options, and then type master into the connect to database: textbox.
- You will then have to create a new query and execute the following text: sp_defaultdb ‘USERNAME’, master
January 7th, 2009 § § permalink
I have spent ages trying to figure out why I am getting this adequately useless error message:
Error: 0xC002F304 at Send Mail Task, Send Mail Task: An error occurred with the following error message: “Failure sending mail.”.
Task failed: Send Mail Task
Msdn provides a list of Integration services error and warning message definitions here, but check out the definition for this one:
DTS_E_ERROROCCURREDWITHFOLLOWINGMESSAGE An error occurred with the following error message: “%1″.
Wow.. an error occured with the following message, failure sending mail, so amazingly descriptive.
Anyway you know you are doing something severely wrong when you do a google search on SMTP Error: 0xC002F304 and only get back about 2 releveant results, and sure enough I was doing something majorly wrong. Eventually I got so frustrated with the Send Mail task and its complete lack of error debugging information I decided to use the script task to see if that would give me any more.
So I added a new script task and ew put some VB code in and that gave me a different error that was no more descriptive than the last. Anyway that motivated me to open Visual Studio and try the same in goold old C# and sure enough…
My SMTP server was unable to relay to the recipient I had chosen (my personal email). Switched it to my work email and BOOYA all go.
August 12th, 2008 § § permalink
Log onto the NZ CommNet site by going to www.msteched.com/newzealand
Start building up your TechEd schedule I’m sturggling like last year to choose between some Architecture tracks and the Development ones. I will post up my schedule later once its complete.
And of course don’t forget to nag the token female at your work for invites to the Girl Geek Dinner on the monday night. Mmm. The food was good last year…