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St. Louis Day of .NET 2013
An another one has passed us by - this past weekend was the St. Louis Day of .NET, the 6th conference. It was a great event. Due to my hectic work schedule, I've not had meet up with some people for awhile and it was good to see them during the conference.I'd like to give a shoutout to the people I meet: Eric Brown, Lee Brandt, Boon Lee, Jonathan Mills, Rob Keefer and Jesse Phelps. Also thanks to DODN's main organizers: Jeff Fattic (thanks for giving me the opportunity to present), Scott Spradlin, ......

Posted On Thursday, November 21, 2013 4:51 AM

Connect to VMWare virtual machines using Remote Desktop
Had a short training on VMWare on Tuesday, the software development department finally got the official permission (read: get a license) to use VMWare Workstation. I’m no stranger to Virtual Machines (VMs) – started playing with Virtual PC 2005 a fwe years back and I understood the general concepts of hardware virtualization. The biggest problem I have with VMs in general is the slowness; I’d rather develop directly on my PC, which is faster. Can’t say I’ve delved deep into it, but I know enough ......

Posted On Friday, November 13, 2009 8:42 AM

Presenting for the St. Louis .NET User Group – What’s new in VS2010 and .NET 4.0
Last night I had the pleasure of presenting a session on ‘What’s new in VS2010 and .NET 4.0’ for the St. Louis .NET User Group. Got to meet with lots of people there, so greets go to all . I had fun with the session; I liked talking about new technology and it’s pretty neat to see everyone and just mingle around with people in general. Pizza was great (thanks to last night’s sponsor: Quilogy) – I have to also thank Scott Spradlin for allowing me to present to the group. The session itself has the ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 29, 2009 9:53 AM

Enabling Wireless Network in Windows Server 2008
I don't have any post relating to how I get to know computers in general and why I choose a career in software development, in fact I needed to do that, since I need to continue a meme that a friend of mine forwarded to me. I'll try to do that sometime later, but suffice to say that it's quite lengthy. Because of my (yet to posted) background, I usually install stuff myself and fiddle quite a bit with computers by myself. I had installed quite a bit of Windows-based Microsoft OS, from Windows 95 ......

Posted On Friday, January 30, 2009 7:13 AM

Displaying Rich-Formatted Text in WPF
One project was put forth that essentially requires creating a MessageBox look-alike, but the text supports rich-format, and we can do it in WPF. It's a pretty neat task, and in this post I'll focus on just the text side; the easiest way possible most probably is to just use a RichTextBox control, make it to have no border, and everything will be fine. However, I'd like to do it efficiently as well. FormattedText can be used; however it's hard to make it generic - essentially code has to be written ......

Posted On Monday, November 17, 2008 5:18 PM

Files downloaded by IE are marked Untrusted (or why the CHM file I downloaded didn't work)
I downloaded a CHM (Windows help) file for SharpZipLib software package to be used in my test app (pretty cool - allows me to do most stuff relating to zip files), and when I open the help file, none of the information shows. Of course when I tried to open it up, Windows always asks me to verify that I wanted to open the file, with the dialog below: However, even if I do allow this, the CHM file doesn't show its contents; the IE control that should display the help contents only show that the Program ......

Posted On Monday, April 28, 2008 4:53 PM

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