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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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awarded  Curious
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revised How to tell which parts of a binary file are changing
added some context
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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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asked How to tell which parts of a binary file are changing
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revised Mystery port on my Samsung laptop (NP700Z5C)
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answered How can I tell if a displayport / mini-DP to DVI adapter is active or passive?
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revised Mystery port on my Samsung laptop (NP700Z5C)
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asked Mystery port on my Samsung laptop (NP700Z5C)
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awarded  Notable Question
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comment What is the rationale behind safely removing USB media from windows PCs?
This is interesting - can I get a reference where I can read more about that happening?
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awarded  Editor
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revised Outlook: Change default email delay for “Do not deliver before” feature
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accepted Outlook: Change default email delay for “Do not deliver before” feature
Aug
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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.
Aug
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comment Outlook: Change default email delay for “Do not deliver before” feature
Hmm - while I would necessarily want it "on send", I could see pinning this to a toolbar button to enable delayed send and set the time to 6:03AM the next morning (so as to not around suspicion that I'm delay-sending!) - that way, it would be resolved with a single click. Not as smooth as being able to change the default time, but definitely looks like it will work. I'll test it, make any necessary adjustments, and then post it back. Thanks!
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asked Outlook: Change default email delay for “Do not deliver before” feature
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accepted Can I play Blu-ray movies from an external drive?
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comment Can I play Blu-ray movies from an external drive?
Just wanted to follow up and confirm that I've done this - it works without issue. The Blu-Ray drive was external, connected via USB3, and there were no playback issues at all (it worked same as an internal SATA drive would have).