XPS to TIFF

In the last post, I described how to convert a PDF into XPS as an intermediate step to split out and convert the individual pages to TIFF format.  Our goal is to combine single page TIFF pages back into their original form where multiple page documents are held in a …

Decrypting Our Cerner “BLOB” Data

This was a “no brainer”.  I am intrigued with data compression, particularly in a medical environment (and thus why I co-authored two patents on medical image compression); and I love puzzles.  So this (and the next post) will discuss the path I took to figuring out how Cerner compresses BLOBs. …

Hosting Domains with Dynamic DNS

The folks over at Google do a great job of allowing folks to create simple web sites and I have helped our local homeowner’s association deploy a web site there.  However, for some things such as web services, it is better to host on a server I control and for …

Encrypting Personal Health Data – Part 2

In my previous entry, I summarized the rationale for our design decisions.  In this entry, I’ll dive into the technical implementations and share some code. Create a Test Certificate The first step is to install a new server certificate on the SQL Server.  In order to support things such as …