SQL to identify the Informix users involved in sessions with lock contention

Source: SQL to identify the users involved in sessions with lock contention


This article provides sample SQL that can be used to diagnose users involved in lock contention issues.


TimeStretch Audio Player

Online Audio Tool

Source: TimeStretch Audio Player – 29a.ch

Swaks – Swiss Army Knife for SMTP

A great tool for the email administrator in all of us.

Source: Swaks – Swiss Army Knife for SMTP

petrockblock.com – New Fun Stuff for Technics Enthusiasts

This site was dug from Brainless’s ashes and it’s not only still up and running, but still has great stuff!

Source: petrockblock.com – New Fun Stuff for Technics Enthusiasts

101 Free Hyper-V Management Tools, Scripts and Resources

This is a great collection of tools for Hyper-V. It has been a while, but I think many of these are still working. This is a reprint of altaro’s site.

Free Hyper-V Management Tools

This is a collection of utilities intended to make Hyper-V management easier. The criteria to be included here are that […]

Finding the Master Browser

Larger workgroups can be a chore. For example, finding the Master Browser…

Here is a batch/script for finding the Master Browser on your workgroup.

TITLE Browse Master Finder Color 18 cls @ECHO OFF ECHO This script is property of Mike. This script is to discover Browse Master. ECHO. ECHO. for /f “delims=\= ” %%C […]

Chinese Harvard student decides ‘not to learn English anymore’

Seriously, why the fsck would anyone care?! Maybe you should learn the language of the land you are visiting, or not be pissed that you have trouble communicating.

Regardless, in this case, a possible solution may be for the person to go the fsck home where everyone speaks her language and she won’t feel isolated.


Russian oil chief Maganov dies in ‘fall from hospital window’ – BBC News

Fsck with the bear…

Why on earth would anyone side with that piece of afterbirth, Putin? This sonofabitch will fsck your wife and daughter (with another man’s Richard) in front of your eyes and then toss all of you out the window.

One of the most disingenuous motherfsckers in all the world. He trusts no […]

Indian troops join Russian military exercise

While nowhere near as offensive as China’s recent global behavior, I will not simply give a pass to India’s warming to Russian actions.

India has no loyalty. It is simply not something that one should expect from them. We gave India over $200,000,000 for Covid relief. In fact, we have given India over $65,000,000,000 since […]

Five Ways to Run a Program On Your Raspberry Pi At Startup

A great writeup on the many ways to run stuff at startup. Oh, the simplicity of autoexec.bat!


Well said, dear commentator

Damn. Truth hits hard at 7am today. Been saying it for a few years now, but it is tough to read. I too, wonder if we have till the 2040’s.

Source: Climate change: Russia burns off gas as Europe’s energy bills rocket

The Plan

The Plan

In the beginning, there was a plan, And then came the assumptions, And the assumptions were without form, And the plan without substance,

And the darkness was upon the face of the workers, And they spoke among themselves saying, “It is a crock of shit and it stinks.”

And […]

NSS Preserve – Tytoona Cave NP

Source: NSS Preserve – Tytoona Cave NP

Microsoft is telling us something. Aka: How to Install Free HEVC Codecs (for H.265 Video)

TL:DR: http://ms-windows-store://pdp/?ProductId=9n4wgh0z6vhq

Source: How to Install Free HEVC Codecs on Windows 10 (for H.265 Video)

Microsoft is really showing their hand now a days. They love us so much, they want .99 cents for the new ‘divx’ codec. Yep, Bill’s once great company, the one that gave us things like Power Toys for free, now […]

Windows Firewall Control

Recently found this application via Wilders Security forums. Windows Firewall Control is so good, Malwarebytes bought it and hired it’s creator!

Give it a good look, it is uber powerful. But be quick – Malwarebytes has promised to delete this one from the internet at some point:

And not to worry—we will maintain, support, and […]

Modular Snap Together Raspberry Pi Case by Sneaks

Nice case design! Everything but access to pin headers, which I think can be handled pretty easily. Ordered up all the parts, keep watching for the build.


Source: Modular Snap Together Raspberry Pi 2B/3B/3B+/4 Case w/ OLED & Fan Options by Sneaks | Download free STL model | Printables.com


Microsoft Validation OS | Microsoft Docs

MS Giving away a OS? Wait, a not GUI OS?!

Source: Microsoft Validation OS | Microsoft Docs

indexers – usenet


Fatten Windows Boarders

What were the developers thinking back with WIndows 8? 1 Pixel window boarders are some kind of hell for everyone. It just goes to show how totally ignorant Microsoft developers are to real world use scenarios.

Anyway, it is possible to fix this!



ED Disfunction!

Spring cleaning on a summers day – of the digital sort. Cleaning up some steam games and I find that Elite Dangerous is using a whopping 27gb! In their defense, they tell you 20gb is required, and I’ve had the game installed forever… but still… dangerous indeed!