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Free Help Setting up Your Router or Firewall To Test If Your Port Is Open Download our PFPortCheck ProgramInstall PFPortCheckRun PFPortCheck. Type in the port that you want to check, choose UDP or TCP, and click the Check Me button Why Our Open Port Check Tool Is Better Most online port checks assume that you already have an application (such as your game or torrent) listening for the port test on your computer, and then assume that the test was OK simply because they were able to connect to your computer. Also, web only port checkers are not able to test UDP since UDP is a connectionless protocol and there is no way to know if the packet actually made it to your computer without some sort of program on your computer waiting for that packet.

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Snowflake schema The snowflake schema is a variation of the star schema, featuring normalization of dimension tables. Common uses[edit] Star and snowflake schemas are most commonly found in dimensional data warehouses and data marts where speed of data retrieval is more important than the efficiency of data manipulations. As such, the tables in these schemas are not normalized much, and are frequently designed at a level of normalization short of third normal form.[citation needed] Deciding whether to employ a star schema or a snowflake schema should involve considering the relative strengths of the database platform in question and the query tool to be employed.

Cloud Computing a Catalyst for Virtualization « Data Center Knowledge Ellen Rubin is the founder and Vice President of Products for CloudSwitch, which allows enterprises to run applications in the cloud without re-architecting the application or changing existing management tools. ELLEN RUBIN CloudSwitch At first glance, cloud computing can appear to be “virtualization taken to its logical conclusion.” After all, if the main benefit of virtualization is to consolidate data center resources and increase the speed of provisioning, then cloud is the ultimate pay-off: don’t own the resources at all and cut provisioning down to a few minutes with instant self-service gratification.

Project Initiation Documents - Project Management Tools from MindTools Getting Your Project Off to a Great Start © iStockphoto/kzenon Have you ever been part of a project where not everyone has the same view of where the project is heading? This lack of clarity can breed confusion: People start pulling in different directions, building up unrealistic expectations, and harboring unnecessary worries and fears.

The Red Ocean of Cloud Infrastructure Stacks Update: am revising this still… Reposting now – but send me your comments via @CloudBzz on Twitter if you have them. It seems like every day there’s a new company touting their infrastructure stack. I’m sure I’m missing some, but I show more than 30 solutions for building clouds below, and I am sure that more are on their way. The market certainly can’t support so many participants! Help for writing a project brief It's bigger than an outline but smaller than a proposal. What is it? It's a project brief. Find out the ingredients for creating a successful project brief.

Baloney Detection Kit Baloney Detection How to draw boundaries between science and pseudoscience By MICHAEL SHERMER When lecturing on science and pseudoscience at colleges and universities, I am inevitably asked, after challenging common beliefs held by many students,``Why should we believe you'' My answer:``You shouldn't'' I then explain that we need to check things out for ourselves and, short of that, at least to ask basic questions that get to the heart of the validity of any claim.

How to configure ODBC logging in IIS In Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0, in Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0, and in Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0, you can configure the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) logging feature to allow logging to local Microsoft Access databases or local or remote Microsoft SQL Server databases. Create a Table Create a table in the Microsoft Access or SQL Server database. To do this, either follow the steps in the Run a SQL Script to Automate Creating the Table section, or create a table manually by using the fields in the Table - Field Format section. The default table name is InternetLog on the ODBC Logging Properties page in the Internet Services Manager (ISM) Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

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