STDEV? STEDEVP!

Color-coding in SMSS just got me here… I needed to write STDEVP, but as soon as STDEV turned the right color, I went on to write the next expression, and didn’t get the results I expected. Bad Marcelo. 🙂 In any case, the rule is fairly straight forward to remember (and you can always see…

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Fun with System.IO.Directory.Delete

So, here’s a small gotcha I ran into while using this API not too long ago. System.IO.Directory.Delete has some interesting nuances (what happens with mounts?) – it’s definitely worth reading. Something that is not currently in the documentation is the behavior when files or directories are marked read-only within. In short – the operation stops…

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Dealing with renamed/localized user/group names with managed code

If you are a regular reader of Michael Kaplan (I know I am), you might have run across his What’s in a name? (once more) post. He comments on the use of localized account names and points to the KB 157234, How to deal with localized and renamed user and group names. For those of…

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