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. …

Backup SQLExpress 2008

SQL Express 2008 is a wonderful product. Perhaps my view is based on how bad MSDE was and how non-competitive the other “free versions” of SQL have been. But SQL Express 2008 is ready for prime time – although I still prefer the “free” version of DB2 – but the …