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IIS 6 and .net 4 – 404 error

Number of Views : 2085I just spent the last hour troubleshooting an issue with an upgrade. It had to do with upgrading a website to a new version using .net 4 on an iis 6 (server 2003) machine. I was consistently getting a 404 error when I switched to using …

Backup Script for SQL Express

Number of Views : 1119I like the usability of Microsoft SQL especially the SQL Express versions. The only few limitations I have ran into have been some of the enterprise feature and things like backup scripts. There is a great Codeplex package that can help http://expressmaint.codeplex.com/ I have used a …

Windows Mesh – Shutdown

Number of Views : 1502Feb 13th 2013 is a sad day. Microsoft decided to turn off what I though was one of their best services. They are discontinuing Live Mesh. If you have not heard of Mesh, it was the precursor to SkyDrive. Mesh allowed you to sync and access …

GUID Generator

Number of Views : 2890I had the need to generate a few GUID’s for a project recently. Because I typically use Visual Studio I had GuidGen available. It is a feature in Visual Studio from (TOOLS > Creat GUID) Because I often have the urge to simplify things, I quickly …

QR codes

Number of Views : 4124I found a great site for creating custom QR codes.  I had a project a few years back where I had to generate QR codes, so I wrote my own engine.  Then I used the .net framework to impose images on top of QR codes using …

The best 404 error pages

Number of Views : 4572 I love to see a great 404 page when things go wrong.  The twitter fail whale has become a great example of how to make a statement  on an error or 404 page.   It has become an art of both design and communication when you …

Top Developer Tools : Hanselman

Number of Views : 2963Hanselman has published his most recent Ultimate Developer and power tools. I’ve been a follower of this list for a long. I realize that I have a lot of these tools. I found a few gems in here that I need to check out. http://www.hanselman.com/ScottHanselmans2011UltimateDeveloperAndPowerUsersToolListForWindows.aspx

builtwith.com (service down)

Number of Views : 3087One of my favorite tools builtwith.com was out of commission today. It was showing a 503 error Service Unavailable. The builtwith blog mentioned that they were working on the issue. It looks like they are back and running now. I feel for the team, I’ve been …

OneNote for iPad and iPhone

Number of Views : 3459I am a fan of using my iPad for note taking. I noticed today that Microsoft Onenote is now available for the iPad and iPhone. Head on over to iTunes and download http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/onenote/id478105721?mt=8 After trying out the application is works great. However, it does not sync …

.net Training

Number of Views : 2231I have seen some great online resources recently for .net development training. Pluralsight is a fantastic resource: Some are free : MVC controller http://www.pluralsight-training.net/microsoft/players/PSODPlayer.aspx?author=scott-allen&name=mvc3-building-controllers&mode=live&clip=0&course=aspdotnet-mvc3-intro   For beginners this one is fantastic: http://mottishaked.com/training/dot-net-tutorial  

Remote desktop sharing

Number of Views : 3659Remote PC support has come a long way.  It used to be a long phone call and people would explain what they were seeing.  Then we added remote desktop sharing tools like VNC.  Now many sites and applications have these features.    I have discussed remote …

Re-Install windows phone 7 sdk

Number of Views : 2664I just had to re-install windows phone 7 sdk.  I wanted the features for Mango 7.5.  However to get the install I had to uninstall the previous version (beta) I had. Now 3 reboots later  I’m ready to role.