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Rants, musings, and other bits of information that may or may not be useful and/or interesting.

  1. Un-Bricking the Western Digital MyBook Live

    So most of my media content is hosted on a Western Digital MyBook Live that I purchased back in 2011. This isn't a glowing review of the device, but it is still working. After a bit of effort which I'll elaborate on below. The Problem It turns out, the firmware…

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  2. Determining Concurrency With SQL

    This week, I was presented with an interesting task: Determine concurrent user metrics for one of the applications I support. While this sounds like a simple metric to gather, the actual implementation is pretty interesting. The Data Our user session history is stored in a database table that looks like:…

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