Thursday, July 24, 2008

FireFox Extension For New Gmail

Gmail is an absolutely awesome product and I personally believe it revolutionized the world of free web based email clients.

However every now and then there is some little feature or functionality you just which you had. The GMail team is doing a great job of adding features but they can't do everything right away. Fortunately a bunch of FireFox extension hackers got together and made tweaks for things they found annoying; they then bundled them together and offered the package to the world.

Hopefully all the ideas in this extension will eventually made it into the native GMail interface, but until then it is one extention that makes the GMail experience much cooler. Check it out here:
GMail FireFox Extension

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

TSQL Datatypes

I can't ever seem to remember what the various data type ranges are. So I have linked to a page that seems to have a pretty complete list of them and how much space each takes up. I have also copied a few to this post:

bigint Range: -2^63 (-9,223,372,036,854,775,808) to 2^63-1 (9,223,372,036,854,775,807)
int Range: -2^31 (-2,147,483,648) to 2^31-1 (2,147,483,647)
smallint Range: -2^15 (-32,768) to 2^15-1 (32,767)
tinyint Range: 0 to 255
Byte bit Range: 0 (FALSE) or 1 (TRUE)
bit columns in a table, will be collectively stored as: 1 Byte
9 - 16 bit columns in a table, will be collectively stored as: 2 Bytes, etc.
money Range: -922,337,203,685,477.5808 to 922,337,203,685,477.5807
smallmoney Range: -214,748.3648 to 214,748.3647
Range: -1.79E+308 to -2.23E-308, 0 and 2.23E-308 to 1.79E+308
real Range: -3.40E + 38 to -1.18E - 38, 0 and 1.18E - 38 to 3.40E + 38
Note: Real is equivalent to float(24).
datetime Range: January 1, 1753, through December 31, 9999
smalldatetime Range: January 1, 1900, through June 6, 2079
text Maximum length is 2,147,483,647 characters.
ntext Maximum length is 1,073,741,823 characters.
binary & varbinary Maximum length is 8000 bytes.
image Maximum length is 2,147,483,647 bytes.