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If you have ever wanted to build an automated dialer or text messaging system but dont want to sink a lot of time or money into it you have to try the services of Twilio.com. There are all sorts of neat things you can do with it, and if know a bit of SQL I can get you started in about five minutes using twiSQL. twiSQL is a set of user defined functions that are enabled through .net CLR which add significant functionality to your SQL server.  In short this library will make your SQL server place phone calls and send text messages in a single line of code. Thanks to the generous con...


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Posted in: Twilio
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Hello Farm Bureau & Hello Friends – Do me a favor and share this post to help this move. I wanted to take a moment to share my experiences as a 12 year customer for all my insurance needs. Last year I was faced with three claims on my home owners insurance. My car was broken into, my sink messed up and the tornado did damage. All these claims totaled less than about $9K. A few weeks ago I was told by FB that my insurance will not renew. For those that do not know this is the scarlet letter in the insurance world. I am now faced with the struggle of finding a non-standard insurance ca...


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Posted in: Rants
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I was recently contacted by a user of twiSQL who was using the services of Twilio combined with my library twiSQL to send text messages directly from a SQL server. The problem that was reported was that there were some encoding issues with sending a text message with a hyperlink as part of the text. This was something that I went a few rounds with figuring out when I initially developed the library and apparently there was an opportunity here to do it better.  I am happy to say that I have updated both the public and donation supported version of the library at this time and they ...


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Posted in: Twilio
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Let me begin by saying how much I truly believe in the technology of Twilio.com - they have built a reliable and scalar solution to enable telephony features through a simple API. If you have not been introduced to their services you will want to have a look at them in the very near future. To make the use of the services that Twilio offers easier I have built two special use projects that are free for download and use. twiCLI is a command line tool for the Windows environments designed to place phone calls and send text messages, and twiSQL is a set of SQL user defined functions ...


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Posted in: Twilio, Adoption
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mediaSync is a Windows tool designed to help sync an iTunes library with a portable music player - or anything with removable media for that matter (USB drive). It is designed for true two-way sync of media additions/removals - and to do it quickly. If you have not checked this free product out and are frustrated by other "sync" solutions on the market why not give it a go? In the latest build of the product (1.0.0.4) I resolved some issues that a user reported with regard to proper playlist generation. There were cases where some tracks were not properly being added to playlist files - oops...


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Posted in: MediaSync
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