May 2010 Entries

Fixing an issue where DominoBlog displays categories incorrectly

Issue: One or more of your categories in a DominoBlog isn’t displaying correctly. Instead of seeing the contents of the category you see a set of DX tags, i.e. $DXSubjectLink$ and so forth as shown in the image below: A quick search reveals that there's a few other people who have this issue, but no one mentioning the (rather simple) fix. As I don’t use DominoBlog it took me a little while to find out what was causing it so thought I’d mention it here in case it helps someone. Simply edit the content category...

File under ‘u’ for ‘useful (and I for IIS)

You might not find this interesting now, or in fact, *ever*. But you can't deny that it has the potential to be very useful whilst you're troubleshooting your next major IIS related drama.. Description of default permissions and user rights for IIS 7.0 in Windows Server 2008 Tags: IIS

Some quick tips for remote workers

This recent Coding Horror post titled ‘On working remotely’ has some simple but useful points for anyone involved in a remote development effort. A lot of it is common sense, nonetheless it’s good to remind yourself of these things occasionally.

Just when I was about to abandon Office Live Workspace

They go and upgrade it: Your Microsoft Office Live Workspace beta account is about to become even better. You already know it’s a great way to store and share documents, and soon it will come together with Windows Live SkyDrive to become a great way to view, create, and edit documents from virtually anywhere. Part of the reasons I was going to stop using it was the fact that it felt like an abandoned project. Combine that with Skydrive which felt like unrealised potential due to not having an API and we might be...

Looking for a couple of web designers / web designs

I need a couple of simple / versatile web designs for a project I’m about to kick off. There is budget, so you will be paid, but having said that the budget isn’t huge! The brief is for 2-3 simple website designs which we can then use as templates to create a certain number of websites. The designs can be delivered as a PSD, or as html/css – the latter is preferred, but either is fine. We’ll probably take the provided templates and do a couple of variations on them ourselves (colours, logos, fonts, simple and minor stuff)...

Things I should be writing about

Yes, it’s one of those posts. I’ve been neglecting my writing recently. Part of that is due to being rather busy with work, but really that’s not much of an excuse, plus there’s a lot of work related stuff which I’d like to write about. Some of the topics I want to cover in the next few weeks include: Me finally getting a chance to embrace TDD EF4 and to a lesser extent VS2010/.NET4 EF4 and pains with Table Per Hierachy inheritance ...

Useful connectivity links for anyone using Team Foundation Server 2010 and needing legacy compatibility

People who have been following the development of TFS 2010 have probably heard of these already. I’m currently using TFS on a project, but haven’t in a while, so thought these were worth mentioning. Useful for people who need to run older versions of Visual Studio / BI Studio, or for OSX users who are after some basic TFS connectivity in order to pollute repositories worldwide with annoying .DS_Store files, yay! Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere 2010 - Eclipse plug-in and cross-platform command-line client for Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Visual Studio Team System 2008 Service...

Beta of the next version of WHS (codenamed “Vail”) available for download

I’m a little late in mentioning this link from windowsteamblog.com - Wanna Peek at the Next Version of Windows Home Server? Check out the new public beta for Windows Home Server, Code Name “Vail”. So what’s new and exciting in this next version? Although we’re still in the midst of development work (and things may change), we can say that Vail includes feature improvements in four key areas: Extending media streaming outside the home or office Multi-PC backup and restore ...