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My name is Ryan McCauley, and I'm a database/reporting manager for a mid-size cable company. I spent a number of years as a .NET developer (mostly of the VB.NET variety), but now largely focus on T-SQL and the reporting with the Microsoft BI stack.

On my own time, I build small apps to help get things done a little better, and have a couple posted at Codeplex:

  • SQL Space Map - if you have some large SQL Server databases and you'd like a visual picture of which tables and indexes are taking up that space, it's the tool for you.
  • SQL Server Contention Monitor - watches as may SQL Servers as you want and alerts you to blocked SPIDs, showing you the block tree (which process is blocking which, an what others are affected). It's still in a pretty alpha-ish phase, but it despite some instability at times, it gets the job done.

Check them out and let me know what feedback you have!


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comment How to tell which parts of a binary file are changing
@Ramhound I'd test with a smaller file, so I suppose I'm asking for concept - just wanted to explain my end goal. I've rearranged my question a bit so it's more clear.
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This is interesting - can I get a reference where I can read more about that happening?
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comment Outlook: Change default email delay for “Do not deliver before” feature
I want the option to take this behavior, though - emails should send normally by default, but I wanted to make delaying them until tomorrow morning a single click instead of six. I'm making some slight changes and this will do it, though! I'm not sure how I didn't find Mike's example when searching for a solution, but between his code and your modifications, it answers all my questions.