A SQL Server RULE specifies the acceptable values that can be inserted into a database column. Let’s see how to find out if a RULE is bound to a column in SQL Server and how to remove them. [Read more…]
Did a round of Microsoft Updates break Remote Desktop for you? It did for me… last patch Tuesday happened and suddenly I couldn’t remote into my work machine. RDP was down for the count and it took a while to discover why exactly this was happening. [Read more…]
“Google+’s biggest accomplishment is improving Facebook itself.”, according to an article on The Huffington Post. I have to disagree with +Craig Kanalley, Google+’s biggest accomplishment (so far) is that in less than three months it has scared the social networking behemoth Facebook into opening up. [Read more…]
Fastmac has created a wall outlet that include two USB ports for charging your peripherals without having to plug them into a computer.
My gal just showed me this and let’s just say it needs to be filed under: Why has nobody thought of this before? Typically, charging a device through your computer is considerably slower than doing it from a wall outlet (provided your device supports it). I know for a fact that my Samsung EPIC 4G will charge considerably faster when plugged into the wall than it will if charging off the USB port on one of my computers. The folks over at Fastmac have created an outlet replacement that includes 2 USB ports in a standard wall outlet; removing the need for that USB to outlet adapter.
I have an outlet in my kitchen that needs this in the worst way! Now when friends comes to visit and need a charge there’s no hunting for adapters, no need for them to plug into one of my computers, etc. All they’d need is a simple USB cord (which I have plenty of) and they could just set their device on the kitchen counter, plug in, and juice it up.
Take note that the webpage says “This item is currently waiting on final safety approval.”
Perfect for mindful activities such as meditation and yoga, this simple yet powerful timer plays the beautiful sounds of the Tibetan singing bowl. Insight Timer (formerly Zen Timer) is a slick little timer app designed for meditation, yoga, and other such activities. You could of course simply set the alarm clock on your phone or use a timer, but Insight Timer has a lot of options for customization, and its sounds are much more peaceful than typical alarms. If you’re beginning meditation and looking for its immediate benefits, starting in an effort toward better productivity, or have been doing it for years this little app is handy.