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3176  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: To ASPX, or Not To ASPX... on: May 25, 2011, 07:14:25 PM
@skwire - Thank you, I was having a retarded moment.


On a semi-related note, for "ASPX or not ASPX", I like to drop extensions as they contain no useful information for the URL. In DNN this module lets you customize your URLs very quickly, easily, and RELIABLY:

http://www.ifinity.com.au...s/Url_Master_DNN_SEO_Urls

I would highly recommend that module as I have used it and found it to be reliable.


   I'll keep that in mind for the future, but at the moment I'm (not going for style points) trying to "Hand-Job" as much as possible to keep the IT budget down to make room for a much needed hardware refresh. We got a bunch of antique whitebox XP machines here that I'm dying to get shed of.

   I did find this: Shopping Cart using C#.NET, Web Forms and SQL Server which should be a perfect way to spike my learning curve and get this thing off the ground. I can reverse engineer damn near anything...So I'll probably take a crack at it in the morning.


I'd say use VS 2010 as you can use any .NET version there. It's like having 2005 and 2008 at the same time.

I'm not really up on .NET versions - Being as I've been avoiding it for years -  Is there some thing specific in 08/10 that I would/could/should need/be concerned with?
3177  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: To ASPX, or Not To ASPX... on: May 25, 2011, 06:25:42 PM
DNN?
3178  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple admits existence of MacDefender malware - Update planned on: May 25, 2011, 06:19:59 PM
Mouse over the first image and you see "wy-builder"... I wouldn't be surprised to see a bunch of false positives for WYBuild shortly, which is a legitimate software component.

Damn, that is a cool little widget. It would suck to see it get hurt in the crossfire. But it do seem that the fickle finger of fate is pointing at Apple's bung.
3179  Other Software / Developer's Corner / To ASPX, or Not To ASPX... on: May 25, 2011, 06:04:35 PM
Greetings
   So the boss dropped by my office today to drop another (great idea) project in my lap. Which is basically a Quick-N-Dirty Shopping Cart type of affair. It will be publicly facing for (a specific) client access, but all orders will be processed internally through a single PO (e.g. No PCI is involved, needed, to be planned for). This is going to be strictly User Table -> Authentication Mechanism -> Product Table -> (and ephemeral) Order List "Cart".

   Now... (here's the weird part)... I'm debating on what to code it in, and speed is a factor (a huge one). ASP sucks, and PHP requires a bit too much pain staking care (considering I do it with a plain text editor) to meet the deadline. So I'm debating on taking the ASPX route because I can then speed things up using MSVS to hand the thing together quickly. The obvious downside being that I've never used it for that.

   I did however find a rather handy tutorial that I played with for most of this afternoon. It seem to do a fairly nice job of taking you from Hello World! ... All the way to the edge of the cliff... smiley Which basically makes the question should I proceed in that direction? And if I do is VS2005 a good enough way to get there? Or should I jump to one of the newer ones (VS2008/2010) to avoid something that'll byte me in the ass down the road (or just screw me outa the gate)?

 Note: Ducking the project was also presented as an option...But I'm not that smart... Wink

Thank you,
Stoic Joker


P.S. I'm also not adverse to starting with a sample code project, if anyone knows of a good one.
3180  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple admits existence of MacDefender malware - Update planned on: May 25, 2011, 04:55:58 PM
Then there's this:
http://krebsonsecurity.co...it-targets-macs-for-bots/

Automation - Not a good sign (hehe).
3181  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Building a home server. Please help, DC! on: May 25, 2011, 04:35:27 PM
I didn't have time to go read the details at work today ... but Damn! 67.5 TeraBytes.

...Now I'm afraid to read it ... 'Cause the wife will freakin shoot me if I come off with an idea like that.
3182  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Apple admits existence of MacDefender malware - Update planned on: May 25, 2011, 02:00:48 PM
That crowd is so ripe for the picking it's going to be an all out slaughter.

So you want to know what Low-Hanging-Fruit feels like?

We've got an App for that!
3183  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Building a home server. Please help, DC! on: May 25, 2011, 01:46:46 PM
@ 40hz - A little crazy?!? Zoiks! I wonder how much torque 45 HDDs spinning up at once produces? Do they guage drive activity by how voilently the rack it's mounted in is shaking?

1.5GB x 45 drives to get to 67.5GB seems like a really old design considering they have 3TB drives now.


Then again my brother does work in a metal shop, so the case would be fairly cheap... undecided
3184  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Phone scam - pretending to be Microsoft Engineer on: May 24, 2011, 08:00:05 PM
Owoo, I would so love to play with one of those dorks. And of course record the whole thing.

I had some Jehovah's witnesses or mormons over one time as they tried to convert me.
Cripes those people make me nutz ... I answered the door once holding a beer, wearing nothing but a big grin, and invited them in.  (Damn'dist thing) They just ran down the driveway. *Shrug* People with standards are boaring...

I gave them a mini sermon on the infinite mercies of Khorne the Blood God. (That was my avatar here for years!) That was fun~! smiley

I'd been wondering what that was. Cool.
3185  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Building a home server. Please help, DC! on: May 24, 2011, 07:47:04 PM
You could go bare-bones and get something from Super Micro. But

lol My website is hosted on a 5 year old Dual Xeon SuperMicro box.

[attachthumb=1]

It been a great machine, but today I'd definitely go with Dell.
3186  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Phone scam - pretending to be Microsoft Engineer on: May 24, 2011, 06:20:32 PM
It's times like that where you kind of wish you had a nice sized bot army. Oh, what was that link? <tappity tappity click /> Oh... The site seems to be down now... tongue

[Evil Laughter] He He He He [/Evil Laughter]  Thmbsup
3187  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MS Word Spell Checker - Selective Failure on: May 24, 2011, 05:03:31 PM
Solution: Review -> Set Language -> Detect language automatically -> OFF

Hm... Ya know, I do recall doing that now that you mention it. Not sure if I did it the first time, but I do recall doing it the 2nd time. So I believe you're correct in that allowing Word to guess the language is bad.
3188  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MS Word Spell Checker - Selective Failure on: May 24, 2011, 04:08:47 PM
I'm not sure if setting the language for the whole document will override a setting that's in a style applied to a paragraph or selection.

When I tried it again (with Office 2007) at the clients location it worked fine the first time. I've got Office 2010 at the office but may have missed something the first time (Not sure). But yes the Ctrl + A (whole document at once) language correction does (or rather did) work.
3189  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MS Word Spell Checker - Selective Failure on: May 24, 2011, 04:04:08 PM
Is the language set correctly for the text? Have you tried Ctrl+A then set language (on the Review tab)?

Yes, language is correct for the document. I also tried resetting it just to be sure. It had no effect.

Correction, It didn't have any effect, until I did it a 2nd time. So either it needed to be pounded into the documents little head... *Shrug* ...Or I did it wrong the first time (not sure).

But it is at this point resolved. Thank you.
3190  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MS Word Spell Checker - Selective Failure on: May 24, 2011, 04:00:20 PM
Where did you copy it from? Another Word document, or plain text?

Yes, it's from another Word document that was originally exibiting to odd behavior.

Could you reset the attributes to the default (select + Ctrl-Space) that usually works if I have issues like these, or paste it as plain text (using Notepad++ as an intermediate, but there are several tools discussed here, that I don't want to install on my work-PC, that can do that for you).

There's a lot of work in this perticular 20 page document, so stripping the formatting was the option the client was trying to avoid.

I'll have to play with and remember that hot key...Sounds interesting.
3191  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: MS Word Spell Checker - Selective Failure on: May 24, 2011, 02:49:36 PM
Is the language set correctly for the text? Have you tried Ctrl+A then set language (on the Review tab)?

Yes, language is correct for the document. I also tried resetting it just to be sure. It had no effect.

The word in question, hurricane, is the main topic of the 20 page document...And is therefore used repeatedly. If I go up or down one paragraph from this block of text, spell check will again recognize the missspelling (much like the screen shot). But on this one line it just don't matter what you put in there ... Spell Check completely ignores it.
3192  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / MS Word Spell Checker - Selective Failure on: May 24, 2011, 02:27:31 PM
Okay, so a client sends me a Word document (.docx) that has some spelling errors in it that Spell Check isn't finding. The errors are reasonably obvious and don't result in the creation of another different/shorter word. They are indeed, wrong. But completely undetected.

To eliminate anything application instance or document related I copied just the one word to a new Word document...And Spell Check ignored that one too. Here's a screen-shot to save time and typing:
[attach=1]

Pressing F7 (force full check) still misses the same bad word. Ignore word X only lasts - or is only supposed to last - until the line it's on changes...But that is not the case here. So I added a bit more garbage text to better dramatize the issue:
[attach=2]

...So, does anybody have any idea how the hell that happened?
3193  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Building a home server. Please help, DC! on: May 24, 2011, 12:41:37 PM
Servers need to be rock stable, and that requires well matched components. They don't need to be constantly tweaked to maintain lightning speed...They ain't for that.

DIY desktop can be fun...DIY server = bad idea. The factory takes great care to make sure all components are matched and play well together. And they're also very well documented and easy to get parts for.

Googling an error message for a mainstream server will get you tons of spot-on info.

Googling an error message for a DIY server, will get you tons of cryptic guessing games.
3194  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Strange phone problem - can anyone help? on: May 24, 2011, 12:24:51 PM
I replaced the cable - which makes things a lot better but not perfect. I should have thought of this before - the socket is in a really difficult place to get at so the only common feature of all 3 phone sets was the cable. It still isn't 100% but it is more like 90% working now.

It seems there's a lesson in this for all of us. As none of us suggested anything that basic, because we all collectively assumed you'd already tried it. - oops! - I guess it really doesn't hurt to ask...

Glad you got it working.
3195  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Phone scam - pretending to be Microsoft Engineer on: May 24, 2011, 06:33:09 AM
Thanks for the heads up I hadn't heard about this angle yet. Be interesting to see if I get any client calls about it here in the US.

OTOH I certainly sounds like it could make for a fun afternoon if I get called ... Maybe turn them loose in a sandboxed VM to see what they do. I love playing dumb... Wink
3196  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A Virus Walks into a Bar... on: May 23, 2011, 06:32:47 PM
Glad I finally got around to watching this haha Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup
+1 Good stuff!
3197  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Strange phone problem - can anyone help? on: May 23, 2011, 06:27:00 PM
Maybe a silly question, but when you push the 3, can you hear the tone on the line? Does it sound any different/odd?
3198  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Building a home server. Please help, DC! on: May 23, 2011, 06:15:16 PM
Stoic, I just spoke to Geoff from Stallard.  He's a great person to talk to, thanks for that recommendation.  Very knowledgeable and easy to understand.

Yeah he's a hell of a good (real people kinda) guy. And he does know what he's doing.

So why the R710? Are you planning a rack system?

You're not going to have 500 users, so you really don't need QuadCores. So why not go back one more generation to a 2900 (tower) or 2950 (rack). You can still get ( 8 hot-swapable) 3TB drives on a 6I controller in the box with redundant power supplies.

I just picked up one of the 2900's around the first of the year. I got it with 4GB RAM, and 2 Xeon (5060) 3.2GHz CPUs. Serving the accounting db to 20 users at the office is super fast. The old HP NetServer LH3 used to take 30 - 45 minutes to do a from the application local backup. The 2900 doesn't even take a full minute to do the same thing.

Could be a lot more bang for your buck, if you don't need that close to the cutting edge.
3199  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Strange phone problem - can anyone help? on: May 23, 2011, 03:17:27 PM
Defective 3 is way too specific for an interference issue.

The wired phone working eliminates a line issue.

Signal bleed would cause calls to drop, low call volume, or line noise. I'm with Nudone on the you need a tie-breaker type diagnostic. But it sounds like a bad batch of phones.
3200  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Keep some folders out of my "Recent places" on: May 23, 2011, 03:05:54 PM
Would I have to do this each time a new folder is used via Windows Explorer?

Yes and no. Obviously the "Safe" stuff doesn't need fiddled with. But the folders that you want to hide would all need to be given the above treatment.

Assuming the stuff isn't scattered everywhere... cheesy ...There shouldn't be that many targets to hide.

Might I also suggest using slightly more discreet folder names... Wink

[Nuns Gone Wild Donkey Porn] - Bad Idea.

[Private Vid Files] - Good Idea.

Ya know.
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