Add Light to a Dark Pantry with LED Strip Lighting

. Our kitchen pantry is small with metal shelving. While the interior of the pantry is quite tall to match our 11 foot ceilings, the door is narrow and short. This prevents limited light from making it inside, even with our kitchen lights on. So we got the idea to improve the pantry by: . Adding additional shelves at both the top and the bottom that were shallower in depth. This would give us a bit more storage room and a place for seldom used items higher up and out of the way. Add lighting to the pantry when the door was opened. . For the lighting, I decided to use LED Strip lights. The … [Read more...]

Visual Studio 2019 Causes SSMS to Hang or Run Slowly

I recently noticed that my local development copy of SQL Server Manager Studio (SSMS, v12.0.5659.1) would sometime run very slowly and other times seemed just fine. This was typically when writing code. For example, running a query or attempting to modify an existing stored procedure would take up to a minute or more to appear. I searched and found others with similar issues but none of the resolutions worked for me. Then by chance I noticed that my Visual Studio 2019 (v16.67.6) was actively running a local web application project. As soon as I stopped that, SSMS would immediately return … [Read more...]