I’ve been using this utility for years. It scans folders of images, and matches up duplicate images, from a strict match to “similar” matches (such as the same image, but in a lower resolution).
It seems to not have been updated since 2012, but it works really well with Windows 10 (64-bit).
You must have SQL Server database mail enabled for this stored procedure to work.
CREATE proc [dbo].[SendTextMessage]( @number nvarchar(255) ,@message nvarchar(255) ,@subject nvarchar(255) = null ,@provider nvarchar(20) = 'Verizon' ) as begin; set nocount on; set @number = ltrim(rtrim(@number)); if @number is null or len(@number)<7 begin; set @message = '@number is too short'; throw 51000, @message, 1; end; set @message = ltrim(rtrim(@message)); if @message is null or len(@message)<2 begin; set @message = '@message is too short'; throw 51000, @message, 1; end; set @subject = ltrim(rtrim(@subject)); if @subject is null set @subject = @@SERVERNAME + N' Notification'; declare @to nvarchar(255) = @number + N'@'+ case @provider when 'Verizon' then N'vtext.com' when 'VZ' then N'vtext.com' when 'ATT' then N'txt.att.net' when 'SPRINT' then N'messaging.sprintpcs.com' when 'TMOBILE' then N'tmomail.net' end; if nullif(@provider,N'@') is null begin; throw 51000, 'Unknown provider. Message not sent.', 1; end; begin try; declare @mailitem_id INT; exec msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail @recipients = @to, @subject = @subject, @body = @message, @mailitem_id=@mailitem_id output; end try begin catch; throw 51000, 'Unknown error calling msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail.', 1; end catch; end;
Finally! I’m so tired of every little site I visit adding baggage into my Chrome browser.
There really should be an option to add a site, WHEN I DESIRE TO DO SO.
Freakin’ chrome design team. Grr.
Meanwhile, there is a chrome extension that is supposed to block these silent custom search engine additions: “Don’t add custom search engines“.
Here’s to hoping it works!
Quote from their site (with the Grammar fixed!):
“This tool is an Ajax based link expander. It works by taking into account the API & shortening algorithm used by the shortener. After you submit your link, it checks the API used by the shortener. Within seconds the tool unshortens the URL according to the API detected. But that’s not all this tool does, it also tells if the uncovered site is safe to browse and displays a screenshot of the website along with the result. Now you can decrypt any URL with our link unshortener. We have tested our tool with all the services & it works perfectly!”
“Now expand URL from Bitly, Goog.l, AdFly & many more in just a click!”
VeraCrypt – Free Open Source Storage Device Encryption
(with strong security for the paranoid!) – Their words, not mine lol.
Has anyone else noticed a performance boost in reading from and writing to a VeraCrypt encrypted storage device?
Let’s run some tests and see if there really is any difference..
For free storage device benchmarking software, I highly recommend CrystalDiskMark. The interface is nice, clean, and simple to use. And the results are easy to understand!
You can even record the test results by pressing Alt-PrintScreen (after the benchmarks have completed, of course) to post to your website or blog for sharing and historical comparisons.
I’ll be using this program in my next blog post to test VeraCrypt’s (a free storage device encryption program) performance vs the same plain hard drive.