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Author:Steve Radich - Founder BitShop, Inc.Created:1/9/2009 1:15 PM
Steve Radich, Founder of, ASPDeveloper.Net, and numerous other resource sites primary Blog

SQL Server has the ability to define views - at the simplest level a view is a select query, usually joining mulitple tables, and usually with a where clause - which you will commonly use.  For simplicity in your programming it's common to use a view insead of show the select / join / where statements in every query..

However what if your view is slow? 

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If you have a large SQL Server database and run CheckDB you will find it takes a while before reporting any details.

There's a few very long running steps, especially if you have a very large error count - find out more..

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For BitShop's cloud storage infrastructure we rely on Oracle's ZFS technology, but sometimes things go wrong.  In today's example a zfs send / zfs recv hung and was manually aborted with a plan to simply restart it... Instead we had a significant issue.

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I had an instance today where a customer's dedicated server wouldn't run ASP.Net MVC after installing it.  The install went fine, .Net 4.0 was installed, everything looked ok - But the server just gave 403.14 errors and 404 errors due to the MVC routing not working.

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Everyone seems to be asking is the Samsung Epic 4g from Sprint latest fix has the upload speed fixed when on a 3g network..

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For all of us with a Samsung Epic 4g the GPS is highly buggy.  There's a work around, but it has some downsides...

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The Epic turns off the capacitive navigation buttons far too quickly for most people.. This is a very easy fix, included in the menus even.. just not obvious..

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So you think your new $500 cell phone (before discounts) can keep your phone numbers in it? Well, perhaps if you make a web page with a link to them.. Or use a computer to save them.. But not on your phone..

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I've already voiced my opinion pretty loudly about the upload cap on the Epic, which has a "premium" data plan and one Sprint web page I saw said because of extra upload speed.. Well, it's only 1/4 the speed of "non-premium" data plans so that seems bad..

But what about shooting a video? It works good, if it saves it (read more below), or adb (Android Debug Bridge)? Why does it randomly exit when you try to use it? How about USB data to get your pictures and videos off? Nope, that doesn't work either.

But let's try something really simple..  Save a contact on the phone, adios, gone.

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The Sprint Epic 4g is the latest and greatest Android cell phone by Sprint.   It's speed is supposed to be incredible, but is it? My test numbers below show it not only losing to an older model phone, but losing quite badly..

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