Splitting Text Files That Are Too Large to Open

Being a consultant, I am often sent CSV files and SQL files when starting a new project so I can get a development version of their environment up and running locally. Many times, these projects involve massive legacy databases, and when I get the files, they are too large to open in a text editor. Continue reading “Splitting Text Files That Are Too Large to Open”

Moving Files in Google Drive

For many organizations that I work with, we have a system of folders in Google Drive to show which step of the process a certain document is in. To move a document to the next step in the process, you move the document to the next folder. I am often working in the online interface, and it is really annoying to have to move the document up one directory and then back down into a different directory. Continue reading “Moving Files in Google Drive”

The Vendor Dilemma

I was at a conference (note, this post has been purposefully delayed an unspecified amount of time because I am not interested in shaming the specific company nor causing any negative press for the conference, this is just me getting some thoughts out). There was one time slot where I wanted to take a break from talks, so I headed over to the vendor area. The room wasn’t very busy since most people were in talks, so I figured this would be a great time to talk to the vendors and ask a lot of questions. I was surprised, though, at how difficult it was to get any vendors to talk to me.
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Mac Cursor Stuck as Magnifying Glass While Screen Sharing

I was screen sharing with another Mac, and I could see the normal mouse arrow pointer, but I couldn’t move it. When I moved my mouse around, it appeared as a magnifying glass, and I couldn’t click on anything.  Continue reading “Mac Cursor Stuck as Magnifying Glass While Screen Sharing”