Duct tape, pine cones, a Swiss Army knife and a virtual machine or two
Today, two things that amaze me to no end:
Second, something I thought about today only after I left work was still bugging me when I got home. So I fired up my Windows XP Mode, used it to open a VPN connection (via a web browser!) to work. Through the VPN I then used Remote Desktop to connect to my work desktop. On that desktop, I fired up my Windows XP Mode, and used it to open a VPN connection (standalone client, this time) to a network hosting a production server. Through the VPN I then used Remote Desktop to connect to the server, wherein I fired up SQL Server Management Studio to run a query against the production db.
The most amazing thing?
While in Management Studio, I selected the query I had written, and hit Ctrl+C.
Then, I moved focus back to the computer I was physically on, opened Notepad, and hit Ctrl+V.
And it worked.
Don’t let anyone tell you programmers can’t get their shit together. If copy-paste can work reliably through that many layers, it can’t all be doom and gloom. 😉
PS. Longer-than-usual wait on Chapter 5. I’m not procrastinating, I’ve answered most of the questions already. Some of them, however, were exercises spread out to the next two weeks, and I can’t really write down the results until I have them.