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August 2007

Web Tools

Number of Views : 1969I use some sites frequently to view site information. http://www.domaintools.com (site information and lookup) http://www.netcraft.com (what is that site running) http://www.builtwith.com (what technology is use on a site)

Small Form Factor PC

Number of Views : 2532I am always on the lookout for a small form factor PC. I have reduced the number of machines in my home down to 2 machines.  Our home PC and my wife’s laptop.  What I have found is that I need one more (linux) machine to …

Backup Backup Backup

Number of Views : 2701I have had my hard drive fail.  In fact I have had a lot of drives fail.  This may be a shock to people but hard drives fail.  They have moving parts and run at high speeds so they will fail.  What frustrates me is how …

Connecting to SQL Embedded Edition

Number of Views : 1951Recently had a client have issues with their WSS site and needed to restore the content DB. I took a look at their server and could not find the DB’s. After a little investigation we discovered that they had attached to the Embedded Edition of sql …

Memory and google

Number of Views : 2366I recently started a project where I had to stream a live audio broadcast for a church.  I have done live audio streaming in the past (few years back).  I was in the middle of setting up the Windows Media Server and could not remember how …

Vista Updates (Pre SP1)

Number of Views : 2189I have been using vista for a bit now.  I have not been too impressed.  A few great features are locked in vista.  Many things that are added are items I never use (Sidebar, graphics, etc…) the look and feel stuff.  One thing that came with …

Blackjack review – 1st week

Number of Views : 2886The first week of using the blackjack has shown me that a full keyboard is really useful.  In the past my previous smart phone (Cingular 2125) did not have the full keyboard, and I would typically use it for just reading email.  Now I have found …

Windows Corrupt installation files

Number of Views : 1985If you are like me you probably are installing some freeware apps and also some new beta software to try.  You have no doubt ran across an installation error or corruption, either adding or removing these programs.   Microsoft has release a tool that will help fix …

IISxpress

Number of Views : 2556I have always been a fan of compression on IIS.  I have written a few posts on how to actually do compression on IIS6 and II5 (http://www.iisinformation.com/blogs/jimiz/archive/2007/04/30/iis-6-0-compression.aspx).   The problem with the built in compression is that you do not get any stats or results of what …

Cingular / Att – Blackjack

Number of Views : 3170Well my previous phone Cingular 2125 died on me over the weekend.  I was without a phone for a few days.  What a horrible thing.  You realize how dependent you are on a cell phone when it is your only means of communication.  I travel from …