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David Young
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David Young is a Software engineer / full stack developer / information technology generalist with 14 years' experience at Fortune 500 companies
David Young is a Software engineer / full stack developer / information technology generalist with 14 years' experience at Fortune 500 companies

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Oracle MySQL Workbench / macOS High Sierra Bug Officially Fixed! - #mysql #macos #highsierra

This is an update for a previous post. Oracle has released version 6.3.10 of MySQL Workbench, fixing the results grid bug that only plagued users running macOS High Sierra. I was very glad to see this release, as I was contemplating switching to Toad for…
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Sync iCloud Photos with iOS - #photos #ios

This is not so much a software development topic as it is an iOS / iCloud issue that does not seem to be well-documented, but was solved only after discussing with Apple Support. The scenario here is where an iOS device (an iPhone 8 Plus, in this case)…
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Hidden Results Grid on MySQL Workbench and macOS High Sierra - #mysql #macos #highsierra

I recently updated my MacBook Pro to macOS High Sierra. Like every other OS update, this one was fairly uneventful – with the exception of having to do a hard reboot to get the Mac to come back up after the upgrade. That was definitely a nail-biter! Once…
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Routers with DD-WRT and VPN - Where to Begin? - #vpn #pptp #openvpn #ddwrt

I decided to set up a VPN for use at home. After doing a little research, I found that a common setup is to get a router that is compatible with DD-WRT, a Linux-based firmware for wireless access points and routers, and then to connect to one of many VPN…
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Open-Source Alternative to Adobe ColdFusion - #coldfusion #railo #cfml

Almost five years ago, I had reason to move several CFML applications from a Macromedia ColdFusion MX 6 server to what was the only major open-source alternative – Railo. A couple of years after that, Railo was no longer being updated, and its website was…
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Deleting Duplicate Rows in a SQL Server Table Using a CTE - #mssql #cte

Finding duplicate rows in a table is quite simple. Deleting only the duplicates – as opposed to deleting all rows that have duplicates – is a bit more complicated. I have a table variable called “@Readings” with the following schema: First, I load the…
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Using Dependency Walker to Find Missing Dependencies - #regsvr32

I was notified that a little-used application within my organization had begun displaying an error instead of allowing the users to log in via Citrix. This ActiveX control, which was integral to the operation of the application I was servicing, had come…
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Moving a Legacy Citrix-Based Application to a Current Version of Windows - #xp #citrix

In my last post, the problem I experienced was with an old application (which I’ll call “App #1”) written in PowerBuilder 6.5, and accessed via Citrix. Today, a similar type of application (“App #2”) is the source of the problem, and the fact that it’s…
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User Cannot Access an ODBC System DSN - #odbc #ntfs

In moving a Citrix-based application from one server to another, I discovered in testing that users who were not also in the local Windows Administrators group on the Citrix server were no longer able to connect to an ODBC System Data Source Name (DSN)…
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Using MAX() in a SQL Subquery - #aspdotnet #sql

One project I’m working on is improving a school website where parents can sign up for classes, view students’ grades, etc. One of the problems with the website was that the list of user accounts, which includes all parents and teachers, includes parents…
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