Author Archives: SteveWK

Slimming World – Thai Green Chicken Curry – Review

Recently I started to review Slimming World frozen ready meals that are exclusive to Iceland in the UK. These form part of the ‘free food’ range where all ingredients are considered free and you can eat as much as you … Continue reading

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Slimming World – Aromatic Chicken Noodles – Review

Here is a review of the Aromatic Chicken Noodles frozen ready meal. This is part of the Slimming world Frozen meal selection available exclusively from Iceland. In slimming world speak all the ingredients are categorized as ‘free foods’.

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Script – Encryption

Encryption related Scripts Create a service master key Create Master Key Encryption By Password = ‘MyPassword’ Create a Master Certificate CREATE CERTIFICATE MyCertificate WITH SUBJECT = ‘My Certificate’ Backup Certificates to files

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SQL Server Encryption (TDE)

The following is basically a keep safe for myself of useful Encryption related scripts that I use on a daily basis when dealing with MSSQL Servers TDE Encryption. If it’s any use. Feel free to copy and re-use any parts

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Installig SQL 2008R2 SP3 failed – Crytographic Error

Installing SQL Server 2008R2 SP3 should be a relatively easy and trouble free experience. In recent months I have updated over 50 instances with no issues. Most of the time it’s a brainless repeatable process. Script logins, Backup databases, run  … Continue reading

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Android Kitkat 4.4.4 on the HP Touchpad

Some time ago in the HP firesale I purchased a 32GB HP Touchpad. I liked WebOS and had no issues using it however after migrating from an iPhone to a android powered phone (Something I feel was definitely an upgrade) … Continue reading

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BikePark Wales – 1st Year Anniversary

Time to post a updated review on BikePark Wales now that it’s been open for 1 year. BikePark Wales is possibly the UK’s best mountain biking center. It’s a purpose built facility in the heart of the Welsh valleys. The center … Continue reading

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Review: WinForce 5000mAh 2s 30C Battery

I thought it was about time for another review. What better thing to review that a Lipo battery on a budget? Here is my review of the WinForce 5000mAH Lipo battery that is widely available from eBay.

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Review: BTY AA 2500mAh 1.2V Ni-MH Rechargable Battery

Rechargeable batteries are a great way of saving money. Especially these days where electronic devises are everywhere. I’ve used many makes of battery from expensive top brands to unbranded imports. My recent purchase was 24 BTY batteries purchased from a seller … Continue reading

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Traxxas Rustler

Another eBay purchase of mine. The 2WD Traxxas Rustler.   £35 including delivery. 🙂  The car was sold as spares or repair due to the transmitter battery cover being missing. As I’ll be using my own transmitter anyway this is … Continue reading

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