Free tool for MS SQL Server front end

For those of you looking for a free front end for MS SQL Server, Aqua Data Studio 4.7 is the product you need to check out. It supports most databases (if not all) like Oracle, MS SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Sybase, Informix and DB2.

It is a nice database query and administration tool that allows developers to easily create, edit, and execute SQL scripts, as well as browse and visually modify database structures.

It has support for the following OS: Windows, Linux, OSX, Solaris and Java[tm]. But the free license is only for educational institutions and personal home use.

I personally find it really useful to create stored procedures, triggers and views. So if you would like to get yourself a copy of the product, here’s the URL:

Chester Zoo

I’ve been thinking of going to Chester Zoo for a while now. It’s about an hour from Manchester by car – provided you dont get lost on the way. The zoo has been voted the best place of attraction in England (2006). The endangered lion from Asia can be found there as well as hippos, elephants monkeys, apes, invertebrates, parrots and other birds and fishes. The admission fee is about £13 (adult) but i think it’s all worth it because the sight is just awesome.

My rusted guitar

Over the weekend i managed to play my guitar for some time – about half an hour – till my fingers got sore and i had to give it a break. I’ve been thinking of converting my accoustic guitar to electric for some time but i guess i aint got enough time to do that right now.

Money money money

Life is not all about money yet we all seem to be running after it. No-one can say they dont need a lil bit extra money, ermm i think i’ll keep Bill Gates out! Yesterday i made $5.78 with adsense and this has been the largest amount i’ve ever made in a day so far. Today it was only $2.29. But even that it is still better than nothing or days when i’m just getting like $0.05. I think i need to take a break from it. Adsense is driving me crazy! Btw i havent progressed with my job hunt, i’ve decided to wait for the w/e now. Lazy me!

Back to job hunting

Yep! Now i think it’s the right time for me to start looking at other opportunities to take my career at another level. I started updating my CV but eventually got bored. However i believe it is a great achievement because i’ve managed to sit down and edit my CV. Hopefully tomorow i will get it done and start applying for a few jobs.