Monthly Archives: February 2012

Recipe Calculator by SparkPeople

Lately I’ve been creating protein bard for me 🙂 instead of buying them at the store.  In all reality I needed something that I could say ok, for each bar these are my nutrition facts.  I found this Recipe Calculator by SparkPeople that will be able to do that.  Super awesome!!!

Can I delete the file C:\Windows\winsxs\ManifestCache to increase disk space?

Give the following credit to the source. 🙂 – Recently I was fixing a PC that had the manifest file at 30GB.  Below you would be able to find the proper steps to fix the issue.
All the necessary files for specific additions, roles, applications will be contained in the %windir%\Winsxs directory. The %windir%\winsxs folder (also referred to as the component store) is used to store all the installation source files that are needed for Windows to service itself and its optional components, which takes the place of the traditional flat from media.
To achieve saving some space there is a workaround – to manually delete some folders from WINSXS. Take great care what folders you can delete, because you may break the functionality of your Windows installation and render your product unsupported.
a. Click on start and type cmd in the search bar and right click on cmd.exe in the search pane and click Run as administrator.
n. Navigate to folder C:\Windows\Winsxs
c. Run this command:
Net stop trustedinstaller
NOTE: Wait for this service to stop and ensure it stops successfully. If you are unable to stop the service, you must restart your machine. Do not attempt the next step if you are unable to stop the trustedinstaller service.
d. Then execute these commands:
Takeown /f %windir%\winsxs\ManifestCache\*

e. You should now have available, some more free disk space.

Hope this helps.

Del /q %windir%\winsxs\ManifestCache\* Icacls %windir%\winsxs\ManifestCache\* /GRANT administrators:F

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How to send emails to phone as a SMS

Ever wonder how you can send from your email to a cellphone/mobile device a message? Well, let me tell you that there is a way!!! the only requirements are:

  1. You know the person’s number (duh!)
  2. You know which service carrier or provider they have
service carrier or provider how to do it
Alltel 10 digit phone
AT&T (formerly Cingular) 10 digit phone
10 digit phone (MMS)
10 digit phone
Boost Mobile 10 digit phone
Nextel (now Sprint Nextel) 10 digit phone
Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel) 10 digit phone
10 digit phone (MMS)
T-Mobile 10 digit phone
US Cellular 10 digit phone (SMS)
10 digit phone (MMS)
Verizon 10 digit phone
10 digit phone (MMS)
Virgin Mobile USA 10 digit phone

…and that’s it pretty much. Enjoy!!!