Recycled Electrons

Web development and other goodness by Ryan Heldt

Month: April 2015

Zearing powers Google datacenters


This story was from a while back, but always intended to share it. Back in 2010, Google struck a 20-year deal to buy a bunch of green power from a wind farm in Iowa.

We.. completed a substantial 20-year green Power Purchase Agreement that allows us to take responsibility for our footprint and foster true growth in the renewable energy sector. On July 30 we will begin purchasing the clean energy from 114 megawatts of wind generation at the NextEra Energy Resources Story County II facility in Iowa.
Source: Google

The reason I mention this is because the majority of these turbines are located around my very small hometown of Zearing, Iowa. It’s pretty cool, although even after several years it’s somewhat paradoxical to see these high-tech windmills rising from the corn and bean fields I grew up around.

Find within stored procedures

Earlier this week, I needed to identify all the stored procedures in my database which contained a particular string (in this case, a table name) so I could make a few updates. Luckily, since the database was on SQL Server, I just needed to query a couple of the system tables. For example:


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