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February 2007

Sad day in .net world

Number of Views : 2247It is a sad day.  I just found out that GotDotNet (http://www.gotdotnet.com/) will be shutting down.  You can read their reasons on the site.  They plan to shut down my favorite section (user samples) on May 22.  I have used that site many times as a …

VPC performance

Number of Views : 2215I often use Microsoft’s VPC to do development and testing.  The new version of VPC came out Microsoft VPC 2007.  Though my computer has 2 gigs of RAM I still run into performance issues.  Here are a few great tips on how to keep your VPC …

IIS Control Panel – www.dotnetpanel.com

Number of Views : 1966 I often get questions from .NET developers on where they should host.  If they should go with a dedicated server or virtual server.  The major issue that developers have is the price.  A shared hosting site is much cheaper than a Server. The advantages of the …

Online Tools

Number of Views : 1955I have been wanting to put together a list of online tools.  Some day I will get around to it. Today I just used one of my favorite tools and discovered another related one. I use www.domaintools.com very frequently. Where a site is hosted, what technology …

Vista

Number of Views : 3533I have made it one week with Vista.  I have migrated all the information I need from my old laptop. But keep finding applications that I am missing.  One of those I am really wanting.  I have used pdfcreator (http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/) for a long time, and their current …

Spout update

Number of Views : 3030The team at spout.com has updated their site to include some new features when browsing a move.  You can see these features here (http://www.spout.com/films/5109/default.aspx) (Cannonball Run 2) You should join the spout revolution.

Great list of ASP.net tips

Number of Views : 2136Scott Watermasysk has a great list of tips for using ASP.net (http://scottwater.com/archive/quick-tips-for-asp-net-part-one/) I for one did not know the “never use a label” tip.  After discussing with the guys from work a Literal is the beter method.    

Vista – system restore preferences

Number of Views : 15184In Windows XP you could set the amount of disk space you wanted the system restore to use.  In Vista it auto Magically tries to set it for you and does not give you an easy way to change it.  I found that they now call …

Vista – I am now running vista on my work Laptop

Number of Views : 1705It is going ok so far.  I have had to overcome some issues with compatibility with applications and just overall performance.  I was expecting vista to be user friendly.  What I have found it is a bit difficult to find what you are looking for.  However, …

Xserver for windows

Number of Views : 2997For those of you who have linux machines at home and use windows at work here is a great way for you to have your linux apps on your windows machine.  I typically find myself needing a simple app written for linux but only have a …

Virtual PC (VPC)

Number of Views : 2669People always ask me what OS do I use.  And I have to admit I just switched to Vista.  And with that change I put a serious issue in front of my.  I can no longer develop in older applications (visual studio 2003).  So to get …

Self Signing SSL for IIS

Number of Views : 4077Many people have emailed me about how to setup and ssl on their development environment or internal sites without paying for a certificate.  Here are the steps to secure your local IIS server (windows 2003) with a self signing ssl. You will need to download the …

Gizmodo – And the Winner Is

Number of Views : 2229A friend of mine has just won a cool vista give away from Gizmodo.  Dan Woolston (www.danwoolston.com) submitted a picture of his Tatoo to win a few goodies from Gizmodo. Check out the goodies and tatoo here (http://www.danwoolston.com/Home/tabid/36/EntryID/272/Default.aspx).  Congrats to Dan.

Tax Time again

Number of Views : 2413I do love tax time.  Not sure why, I think it is because I used to work at a accounting firm. Once again I get to choose a tax software.  I have been using TaxCut for the past 2 years and started to wonder if I …