IIS Server Headers – Clickjacking – X-Frame-Options

Configure IIS to use – X-Frame-Options I recently had a request to update a server to correct a few audit findings.  One finding was related to “clickjacking” (More info from Wikipedia and OWASP) Clickjacking is a process where a malicious link is injected on the page that takes you to what you would think is a normal page but is hijacking …

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Backup Script for SQL Express

I 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 version of expressmaint for long time. The package from code plex also includes a windows2008 …

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SoapUI WCF – An error occurred when verifying security for the message.

I was using soapUI to debug a https wcf webservice and ran into an interesting error. An error occurred when verifying security for the message. I had to do a little digging to find out what this error was regarding. I ended up finding that the setting of WSS-Password Type had to be changed. It was set as blank, and needed …

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GUID Generator

I 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 put together a Guid generator site. This page will generate any number of GUID’s for …

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QR codes

I 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 GDI+.  The qrhacker.com site does a great job of putting the elements I did a …

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The best 404 error pages

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 do something like a 404 page. Here is a great list of interesting and great 404 …

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Top Developer Tools : Hanselman

Hanselman 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)

One 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 there. It’s not fun. Their twitter post explained it: https://twitter.com/builtwith. Another cool thing about builtwith.com …

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OneNote for iPad and iPhone

I 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 with my work OneNote. It syncs with your skydrive. I am going to have to …

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.net Training

I 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

Remote 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 desktop sharing / support apps before – http://jimiz.net/2008/07/open-source-applications/ Since then I have tried many versions.  Go2MyPC, …

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Re-Install windows phone 7 sdk

I 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.