Year: 2013

Hudson Hell Part 2

Just when I think that I’ve got everything working I hit another issue. This time it’s with Subversion. I’m trying to create a new job so I select Subversion under the SCM section and enter the appropriate URL. Hudson tells me that I need to enter credentials so I click the link which takes me …

Hudson Hell Part 2 Read More »

Tomcat Service Fails to Start

I’ve run more Tomcat services than I care to think about and I reckon I’ve probably seen just about every different way they can fail now. The failure mode I describe here seems to catch me out every time though so I thought I’d write it up so everyone can benefit from my pain.

Setting the SQL Server Default Backup Locaton

I seem to end up looking this one up everytime I install a new instance of SQL Server so I’m sure I can’t be the only one. The default backup path for SQL Server is somewhere deep in the Program Files directory which, if you are a software developer, is a pain in the rear.

Window 8 Delete Confirmation

Well here’s something I didn’t expect, the delete confirmation dialog has been removed from Windows 8 by default. Now, when you press the delete key the item goes straight to the recycle bin without stopping to ask you is you are really sure that is what you wanted to do.