Motorola Droid Razr HD / Vanquish / Fighter a.k.a XT926 Battery spec revealed

So if you are following the Droid Razr HD / Vanquish / Fighter a.k.a XT926 fiasco chances are you know that few days ago the Droid RAZR HD has passed the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which means that the release date is fast approaching.

if you did not know, then now you know!

RAZR HD XT926 leaked image

What you do not know probably is its battery capacity, many people speculated that it will have the same battery life as Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX (3300 mAh) .. unfortunatly that is not going to happen according the FCC reveleaed specs, … the device will feature a 2530 mAh battery (exact model number is SNN5915A)


droid razr hd battery

That is a little disappointing, but the battery should still prove that it is good combined with the efficient s4 processor.

exact info can be found in the Portable Cellular Phone SAR Test Report.



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Get table of dates between two dates (period of dates) dynamically

Well I am kind of sure anyone dealing with database queries must have come across this problem

The problem

You need a list (or better said) table of Dates between two dates (start date, end date ) that you have


The solution

Well usually you will be handling this using loops, coursers to do your operation row by row for each date between start date and end date,

While playing around I just found another way(I feel it is better way)

The Better way

Just found out that TSQL (since SQL SERVER 2005) new keyword is introduced WITH and it is used to created temporary table !

So why don’t we create a temp table using WITH that has dates between my start date and end date

Here is how

declare @start datetime

,@end datetime


set @start=‘6/20/2011’;

set @end=‘7/19/2011’;


with alldates as


select @start DateVal


select DateVal + 1

from alldates

where DateVal + 1 <= @end



select DateVal

from alldates;


This will list down dates

Well doing that will gave me all dates within my start date and end date



but still there is some problems with the WITH keyword (it could be better in SQL SERVER 2008) in SQL SERVER 2005 you can’t use it in complicated query




Simple enough what I did currently is I can get the start date and the end date from another table by sql query , so I created a view that that uses the mighty WITH and creates dynamic list of dates between two dates in different table (note: this code is written as if the T_Period table has only one row, in case there were more rows a where condition could have been added like where PeriodToUse=1




WITH alldates AS
(SELECT period_start AS DateVal

FROM dbo.T_Period



SELECT alldates_2.DateVal + 1 AS Expr1

FROM alldates AS alldates_2

(alldates_2.DateVal+ 1 <=
(select period_end from dbo.T_Period)



FROM alldates AS alldates_1







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Our Companies databases are more complicated than twitter and facebook

Just got an idea to find out what are the databases used by the big heads in IT these days

Had a small search and found out the following


Google uses BigTable database(created by google)

Twitter uses MYSQL as database ! [I think they moved to some NOSQL kind of DBMS now]

Facebook uses MYSQL as database ! [I think they moved to some NOSQL kind of DBMS now]

( at least these two were using MYSQL the days the article I just read about them were writtern)


Well ok we understand the case for google it for sure needs a really extraordinary DBMS that can handle its unique requirements, but what about twitter and facebook!

These two giants have that huge data , and really fast growing database, with huge audience accessing and updating these database rapidly.

It really shows how much power an opensource DBMS like MYSQL can provide and again raises the question why many companies in our part of the world insist their DBMS must be either Oracle or Microsofts’ SQLSERVER !!! while 99% of the companies around here will never require more than the amount of data, number of users, powerfull security that MYSQL provides to Facebook and twitter.


What is the problem with the decisions of these companies ?! if you know the answer please let me know in the comment


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