.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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JavaScript, programming

Dynamically re-size an iFrame’s height across browsers

A while back I had a need to dynamically re-size an iFrame’s height and found a solution using a jQuery plug-in called autoHeight.  What I later found was that this solution provided poor results with Internet explorer when my iFrame’s contents were fairly large and frequently changing (i.e. via navigation inside the iFrame). It took quite a bit of tinkering…

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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!

sql server, user groups

July 2009 Baltimore SQL Server Users Group Meeting

Passing along the Baltimore SQL Server Users Group July 2009 Meeting Announcement.  I’m considering attending since we use Reporting Services and SQL Server 2008 here at work.  Here’s the information in case you may be interested in attending.  Don’t forget to RSVP via email as noted below. General Meeting Information Date: Monday, July 6, 2009 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Merkle…

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Don’t pay those shipping fees!

I buy tons of stuff from Amazon.com.  It’s convenient, the prices are usually pretty good, and most of the time you can usually get free shipping if you spend over $25 thanks to their super saving shipping (which, all though they say is the slowest method I usually get stuff in 2 days anyway). Well, what happens if the thing…

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gadgets, running

Dusting off the running shoes

Thanks to a co-worker I’ve been slowly getting back into running lately.  For some reason (maybe having the kids?) I went from running a decent amount a few years ago to not running at all.  Not that having kids is a good reason to stop running and exercising, I guess I just let it become an excuse.  Either way, I’ve…

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Google or Bing? Why not both?

Bing is definitely nice on the eyes.  But I can’t bring myself to stray from “old faithful“.  Now, you can have the best of both worlds… www.google-vs-bing.com

gadgets, photography

Got the DSLR, a Cannon EOS Rebel XSi

To follow up on a previous post about evaluating Digital SLR cameras, I picked up one a few weeks ago before Alex and Avery’s 3rd birthday party.  As stated in the title, I ended up going with the Canon EOS Rebel XSi.  I ended up picking up a kit bundled with the standard 18-55mm lens and a telephoto lens (50-250mm).…

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