Monthly Archives: March 2012


‘Hunting the Rogues and Breaking the Internet: a new front in the online copyright enforcement battle’ Associate Professor Kimberlee Weatherall (Sydney) 2-3.30pm, Friday 30 March, 2012 Rogers Room, Woolley Building (A20), University of Sydney — see map: http://db.auth.usyd.edu.au/directories/map/building.stm?location=12E Abstract: The Internet Blackout in January 2012 saw thousands of websites ‘go […]

Late Notice.. Interesting Public Presentation Tomorrow



Author: John Hilvert Mar 23, 2012 http://www.itnews.com.au/News/294749,acta-treaty-mauled-in-hearings.aspx Power to rights holders is a reason not to ratify agreement, say critics.   Academics have savaged the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) treaty over the power it affords intellectual property rights holders during a second round of joint committee hearings in Canberra.   […]

ACTA treaty mauled in hearings



Hi All, 31st March 2012 AUSTRALIAN NATIONWIDE MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO WALK & SYDNEY PHOTO WALK There’s a Google Australia photo walk 2012 this weekend, Saturday March 31st 2012 in most major cities.  It’s a great opportunity to gather with fellow camera/photography enthusiasts and explore your city.  There’s a good chance […]

Australia Photo Walk this Saturday






Came across this recently: “ExecutionEngineException occurs during Garbage Collection“ and the subsequent KB article on support.microsoft.com.  Last year I was finding some random crashes in a couple of .Net 4.0 Windows Service Applications, and this might have been part of the problem. Right, so what does this mean?  Basically there’s […]

Having any intermittent crashes with .Net 4.0 running in x64?


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Overshadowed, possibly, by the release of the new iPad?  Not in the world of databases.  Yesterday Microsoft officially released SQL Server 2012 “release to manufacturing” (RTM) which means we’re officially out of pre-release editions! Previously codenamed ‘Denali’, the new version brings to the table some serious changes, some of which […]

SQL Server 2012 Released!