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17 Useful WordPress Plugins That Probably Are Essential.

There are hundreds of wordpress plugins available on the internet. Some of them are very useful and some of them are only for sake of existence. But it
’s totally up to you that how you can make your wordpress blog more strong and powerful using different plugins to give your blog readers an amazing and wonderful experience.

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45+ New jQuery Techniques For Good User Experience

Here are over 45 impressive jQuery plug-ins and techniques. Smashing! This has really become an addictive toolset for the Webmaster at work. It alows for formating and utilities that would take months to create. Just drop in a few keywords and BAM!

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The Von Slatt deconstructed workshop telephone - Phone Project - Phone Project

Jake made this funky-cool workshop phone by uncasing a classic Bell System wallphone and refinishing and remounting the parts. As he points out, if you do a phone like this, you’d likely want to cover the terminal block for…

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T-SQL – Change SQL Job Owners to SA

I’m a sucker for the Maint Wizards and everytime I touch a SQL Job.. It reverts the ownership to my domain account. ( Not a Good Practice to use my domain account … I know). I manually change the ownership back to sa (actually, dbo as sa is disabled…ssssh) . OR I CAN USE THE BELOW HANDY-DANDY SCRIPT . As always .. Buyer-Beware! Written for  SQL Server 2005..

Here is a script I wrote to do the heavy lifting:

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FIX – Sql Server 2005 Performance Dashboard Reports

I Love the Sql Server 2005 Performance Dashboard Reports, but there is a slight bug that gets me from time to on systems with long uptimes.  Below Essa Mughal has the fix!


Posted by: Essa Mughal 7/19/2007 10:05 AM

Those who are using Performance Dashboard Custom Reports, they might get that error if they have not updated there script.

Difference of two datetime columns caused overflow at runtime.

There is a function used in the script.sql, since DATEDIFF returns and int once you have connection that is more than 24 days or so old it will overflow the dattype if you modify the procedure so caluclates the differnce in minutes first converts this to milliseconds then add the number of minutes diffrence onto the start time and then calculate the remianing number of milli seconds
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Some Tips and Tricks for Web developers and others

for web developers and other, some great tips on ssis, web development and other things

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Win a Copy: Transformers Cybertron: The Ultimate Collection

The Folks at have a contest running to give away a copy of the Transformers Cybertron: The Ultimate Collection DVD. Just leave a comment on with name your favorite Transformer.One lucky commenter will be selected at random on Thursday, August 14 (one week from today). Pretty Easy. Site is pretty cool, too.

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The Shack – Worth Reading

To borrow and paraphrase from the book, “It’s Complex in it’s simplicity”.  Excellent story of God, The Son and Holy Ghost as reveled to a tired and burdened father. It’s remarkable how the story is told. Regardless of  faith or belief , it’s worth reading.

Here is a sample: Read the Forward

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The Next Giant Leap For Mankind

Nasa and Mars from 60 Minutes

NASA is serious, very serious, about launching the most difficult mission ever attempted by the human race – putting an astronaut on Mars. The voyage will cover hundreds of millions of miles and take two-and-a-half years roundtrip. It sounds like science fiction.

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Adobe AIR Makes Its Way to Linux

Adobe announced today that the pre-release alpha version of AIR for Linux is available immediately on the Adobe Labs site. Adobe shipped the 1.0 version of AIR for Windows and Mac last month but was forced to delay the Linux release.

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