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Troubleshooting a .NET error – A Generic Error in Occured in GDI+

I recently launched a new application that generates an image. In the app I created a custom image handler that returns a 2D barcode. The Handler used the System.Drawing class to generate the image. This all worked great locally on both Visual Studios Cassini and my local IIS box. However when I published the application to my server (win 2008) I …

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Setup VPN on DDWRT

I use DDWRT as my home router / firewall. It has some of the best features that can be found on a router. Visit DDWRT for more information. I use the VPN when I am not in a trusted location. I have setup my iPhone, iPad, and computers to use this as my connection to the internet any time I am …

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Evernote – WPF to C++

I have used Evernote for quite a while, I ran into this blog post from a re-tweet on twitter. It is a post from the EverNote team about re-writing their application in C++ from WPF http://blog.evernote.com/2010/10/26/evernote-4-for-windows-is-here/ I find this interesting that a development team is moving away from WFP. I am not surprised that there are WPF performance issues, however I …

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ASP.net Security Patch

The Microsoft team has put out a patch for the POET vunerablity in ASP.net. http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2010/09/28/asp-net-security-update-now-available.aspx This vulnerability allowed access to files on the server. This is very bad considering some of the files on an IIS server are not meant to be shared, in particular the web.config file. Prior to the patch there were some workarounds that would help stop this …

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IISreporter – new site

There is a new site over at iisreporter.com. Check out the new look and feel and leave some comments or suggestions. IISreporter is an application that shows you connections and information regarding IIS in real-time. It allows administrators to see how many people are currently connected to the server. It is available for free and can be downloaded at iisreporter.com/download A …

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Microsoft “Kin”

The project known as “Kin” is now being killed inside microsoft. Engadget is running a post that explains what they believe is going on. http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/30/what-killed-the-kin/ The concept behind the Kin was to create a low price device that would allow people to stay connected to social media / cloud information. Essentially a blackberry to those not needing a blackberry. What I …

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Windows 7

I was reading my daily RSS feeds and came across this headline. “More than 10% of all PCs worldwide now on Windows 7”. (http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2010/04/22/more-than-10-of-all-pcs-worldwide-now-on-windows-7.aspx) It stood out and made me interested. That is pretty amazing, since Windows 7 has only been out for a few months. Considering the volume of users that have a PC that is huge number and to …

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AJAX Book

A friend of mine is currently in the process of writing a AJAX .NET book. He is expecting a May / June release. The publishing company released a summary of the contents of the book today. Head on over to Apress and view the upcoming “Pro Ajax and the .NET 2.0 Platform” summary. Dan keeps his blog (www.danwoolston.com) up to date …

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Share Point Alternative

I have had a few people ask me questions on some open-source or alternative portal sites to sharepoint. I have seen a few linux based systems that perform similar tasks to sharepoint but nothing that was on the windows side. Until recently, I ran across (http://www.alfresco.org/) Alfresco is a great project that allows for a good alternative. I was able to …

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Wireless Network Security

My last blog post last week on Network Intrusion has generated a lot of traffic and emails. It was interesting to know that people actually read what I post. A lot of people responded in emails asking to know some more information on wireless security. I think this is due to the popularity of wi-fi, both in our municipalities and in …

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