.net, programming, software

Use ASP.NET and DotNetZip to Create and Extract ZIP Files

I recently came across this article from Scott Mitchell, that shows how to use DotNetZip to create and extract ZIP files in an ASP.NET application, and covers advanced features like password protection and encryption. The article details all that you can do with the feature-rich, free, open source ZIP implementation for .NET – DotNetZip. Using DotNetZip and a dash of .NET code…

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gadgets, iPhone, software

My Must Have Jailbroken iPhone Apps

The iPhone 4 is an awesome smartphone.  It truly has started to replace my desktop and laptop computer for many day to day tasks.  While Apple did a good job at making this phone very user friendly and functional, you can really make this tiny little pocket computer even better without much effort.  Jailbreaking your iPhone will really unleash this…

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.net, JavaScript, programming, software

Forcing a user to read (or scroll through) all text before accepting terms

If you’ve used a computer before you’ve undoubtedly scrolled through and agreed to some sort of agreement.  Most likely it was some sort of software license agreement that you didn’t read about some website you were signing up on or an application that you were installing. Maybe, if you’ve installed enough software or been on enough websites you’ve come across…

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.net, CMD HTTP Request

CMD HTTP Request – command line HTTP request utility

More and more I find that I need to setup some kind of job or scheduled task to accomplish something in .NET on a reoccurring basis.  Typically in the past I’ve written Windows Services to accomplish this.  While effective, these definitely take longer to write and are harder to debug than say a simple ASP.NET page.  What I’ve done lately…

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.net, CMD Email

CMD Email v2.0 released

CMD Email, the email command line utility I developed (originally discussed here) has been updated to version 2.0. Here are new features for v2.0: Updated to target .NET 3.5 Framework Added support for message body being loaded from a file Added support for multiple file attachments Added support for logging to the Windows Application Event Log You can download the…

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programming, software, wtf

Visual Studio 2008 is a piece of shit!

It’s been one of those weeks 🙁 It should be noted that I was able to take a screen shot, upload it to WordPress and make this blog post before that message went away and I was able to interact with Visual Studio.NET again!

mac, software

Google Chrome for Mac

You can get an early build of Google Chrome for Mac here.  Use at your own risk! I’ll let you know if it blows up my Mac in my next post…


Why can’t the Gmail notifier launch the Chrome browser?

Google’s Gmail Notifier system tray application for Windows can’t launch Google Chrome when it’s not setup as your system default browser.  Uh, hello?  Both of these are Google applications, you think they would have updated the notifier to support this by now.  As you can see here from my screen shots the Gmail Notifier options show every other browser I…

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Outlook 2007 dropped print range – WTF?

One of my co-workers asked us (the IT department) how she could print a certain page number or range of pages using Microsoft Outlook 2007. Since I was the only one in IT to have Outlook 2007 we looked at things on my system. Honestly, I don’t know if I had tried that before so I wasn’t entirely sure where…

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