Monthly Archives: February 2013

An attempt at Conway’s Game of Life using PowerShell


While watching ‘Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design’ couple of weeks ago on Discovery channel. Stephen Hawking was talking about how conscience evolves and how simple cells could evolve into complex beings. As an example, I saw the game of life come up and show how simple starting states can evolve into complex self-sustaining groups. This got me thinking, and while investigating how we code this game of life; I found that the rules are pretty simple. So, I started looking at doing this in PowerShell.

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T-SQL Tuesday #39: Getting Installed Instances, querying logs


This week’s T-SQL Tuesday is being hosted by Wayne Sheffield, and the topic is to blog about anything PowerShell related to SQL Server.
Today I am going to write about a few things:
-Getting a list of installed instances on a particular box.
-Reading the SQL*Server error logs using SMO.
-Querying the Windows event logs for errors.

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