Win 7 Dual Monitor Problem. Won’t turn on after sleep or RDP

March 13, 2013

So I ran into an issue today on Windows 7. After using Remote Desktop from another computer. And here’s what you can do to solve the issue.

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Windows Server 2003 Offer Remote Assistance

November 7, 2011

I was having a bear of a time trying to find the offer unsolicited remote assistance page while logged into a Windows 2003 Server. Remote assistance is, at least IMHO, the best way to help users on your network. But I finally found out where it hides. Read more C# Globalization and Master Pages

April 11, 2011

I ran into an issue trying to develop a website and to display it in both english and spanish. It seems that when using localization and a master page. Trying to change the text on the master page and the sub page doesn’t normally work. I’ve found a work around by setting a session variable that seems to work just fine.
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Ubunty upgrade to 10.04 LTS breaks mysql

November 12, 2010

Well another complaint when upgrading to the latest version of Ubuntu. Mysql gets broken and will not work. I found a really simple fix that will help you all.

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Ubunty hangs while upgrading to 10.04 LTS

November 10, 2010

If you’ve had the unfortunate experience where Ubuntu hangs while doing a an upgrade to 10.04 LTS. Then you’ve probably had a sleepless night. Fortunately there is a easy fix for the hang. All you have to do is figure out what process is keeping the upgrade stuck.

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IIS,, C# sending SMTP Mail so it won’t get flagged as spam by filters

August 30, 2010

I had a hell of a time getting my smtp mailer to send to aol and a few other places on our IIS server. It seems that with one little setting change I was able to get things working correctly. After taking the time to actually spend a few hours scouring the net and reading up on the delivery method I figured out how to send smtp mail correctly.

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A simple way to put a page loading message for slow loading pages.

July 16, 2010

This came around from┬áme answering a question on Experts Exchange. I had solved this some time ago for myself. But someone else needed some help so I gave them my example. If you ever need a simple loader for pages and don’t want to use jscript or any of that nonsense. You can use my example. Read more

Bypassing security on a word document

July 16, 2010

One of the guys here at work had a word doc that was secured with a password and was not editable. After flexing some brain muscle. I came up with a quick and dirty trick to bypass words security and make a Word doc that was editable using Windows 7 wordpad. Read more

Scion 2010 xB Alpine Premium Radio With Video

June 19, 2010

Recently I got a 2010 Scion xB with the Alpine premium head unit. After doing some research online I saw that it was possible to play video from an external source like a dvd player. I made a video that talks about this and I will post a few picks so that maybe you can also get video on your Alpine radio.

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Crystal Reports: Using A Dataset And Multiple Tables

May 20, 2010

I was recently tasked with creating a excel file export of users in a database. Unfortunately the data is spread across multiple tables. Crystal Reports documentation on the web is unfortunately sparse when it comes to using multiple tables. In the following tutorial I will show you how to accomplish this task using and C# in Visual Studio 2008. Read more

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