Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Starting a SQL Agent job with Powershell and Windows Scheduled Tasks

Thanks Kevin,



This came in really handy on few SQL server builds



Adventures in Database Administration: Starting a SQL Agent job with Powershell and Windows Scheduled Tasks: "





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Google Why did you take a simple messaging platform and make messaging so hard?

In the beginning there was SMS.

Then data plans exploded. There was now SMS and IM.

So google brought out Gchat and SMS functions to Android.

After a while a very smart cookie in google said  "IM is very much like SMS why don't we combine the both into one?" shortly after that Hangouts is what came from that.

I was happy, I could see all my SMS and IM in the one conversation.

Then google decided that this needed to change..

So Google brought out Allo, Duo, and Messenger.

No longer would I have conversations in one place like Hangouts, I had to open separate apps once again.  I now have to open different apps to talk to someone using Allo too.

This is how Google took a superb  product and did it's normal thing of retiring an app and replacing it with a less functional different product.

Bring back combined SMS And IM please google.


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hangouts v15 unable to send MMS

I recently moved mobile providers and found I was no longer able to send MMS messages via Google Hangouts. No matter what settings and reboots I tried I ended up moving to Google Messenger to fix/workaround the issue.

update - Since this is becoming one of my more popular posts I think others out there might be having the same issue I am.


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Friday, December 02, 2016

More Than 1 Million Google Accounts Breached by Gooligan | Check Point Blog

This is why you need to upgrade phones and make sure you use a system that has continual patches deployed to it (and you apply those patches/updates)

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Thursday, December 01, 2016

Netflix unveils download feature for offline binge-watching

Netflix unveils download feature for offline binge-watching: "CEMBER 1 2016 - 3:04A"

Update 8/12/2016
Still love this feature...


I had a chance to test the offline downloads for netflix and and so far it's been great. I can choose from a range of movies and TV shows. When an item is available for download you click the download button and the movie or episode just starts syncing down to your phone. you can pause syncing and resume it later if required.

I found that a movie was around 400 -500 MB and  the first 4 episodes of stanger things totalled just under 1 GB.

I know it was a feature that netflix was reluctant to put in at first. It's nice to be able to chill and watch a movie on the way to work without having to use up my data limit or use plex pass to sync (Yo plex! we are still waiting for you to discount those plex passes one day).

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