17. August 2008 17:45
A simple way to adjust or tweak a theme to your liking can be as simple as a few lines of css code in styles.css. I made a couple very minor changes to achieve the affect of a new background color, content on the right when it was always on the left, and a font color change to go along with the background better. This is what it looked like:
/* I replace the Standard body formatting:
margin: 0 auto;
/* With the following: */
margin: 0 auto;
13. August 2008 17:52
Here's the quick and dirty way to TURN OFF or DISABLE the "Shutdown Event Tracker" on Windows Server 2008 for all your test, development and virtual servers.
[Note: For Windows Server 2003, Look here: Turn off Shutdown Event Tracker ]
1. Start...Run...Open: type: gpedit.msc
2. Of course...
3. Find: Local Computer Policy, Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System:
4. Select: Display Shutdown Event Tracker [Note: It's "Not Configured" by default.] More...
7. August 2008 03:26
It's already mid-August and I just finished a round of BlogEngine.NET updates to take advantage of the new features in 1.4.5.x. For a lot of folks, the need to Blog is what makes this platform so valuable. But my clients, and my own interests also include adding Extensions and Advertising. Now that there's a Text box Widget, I can add simple ads like an Amazon link, Google AdSense, and affiliate links right in the Widget Zone without any special code. Maybe this can be improved to target this medium, but I have to admit, if it works, I'm going to use it as is. But there are a few things I'd like to see sooner than later.
Multiple Blog Support
What if I had 15 Blogs on different topics and some of them included overlapping authors? I would like to support this configuration with One code base, One server or service layer, connecting to a Single SQL database or SQL Server farm. I know I'd want this because I want it now and I have 8 Blogs, with 8 Web Apps, 4 AppPools, and 8 sets of XML Data.
SQL Server Express wouldn't cut it since my server started running into resource issues. Not because of SQL Server but because I need 8 databases the way this configuration is setup. Even if I upgrade my server (or hosting platform) to allow for more capacity, it doesn't scale. Also, I will spend more time maintaining Blogs than writing for them. So more Blogs = Less Blogging. That's not a positive goal for me. More...