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  • Moved to Orchard CMS last night

    I thought the move from BlogEngine.NET to DNN would be easy

    Well, in this case, the year long escapade finally ended last night.  I had to get off of my completely hacked BlogEngine blog...no I hadn't kept up with updates...and moving to DNN was still months away with the lack of Blog capabilities and no decent skin/theme to my name.  I just learned about Orchard recently, and here I am.

    This is something I can learn and grow with.

    Orchard CMS, right from Web Platform Installer …

    Categories: Blogging, FREE

    Tags: Theme

  • Moving to DNN soon, watch for it

    Excerpt: I'm moving to DNN for various reasons, but mainly because as good as BlogEngine.NET is, it's a bit limiting. I'd like to find a way to integrate it with DNN, but it would be better if there were a BlogEngine.NET DNN module, but I'll take what I've learned from this product and do the best I can at creating a new DNN Blog module that compares well with BlogEngine.NET.I also want to get back to blogging. It has been a long time coming and I have several Blogs to update, as well as Chats and Forums to support.See y'all soon.

    I'm moving to DNN for various reasons, but mainly because as good as BlogEngine.NET is, it's a bit limiting.  I'd like to find a way to integrate it with DNN, but it would be better if there were a BlogEngine.NET DNN module, but I'll take what I've learned from this product and do the best I can at creating a new DNN Blog module that compares well with BlogEngine.NET.

    I also want to get back to blogging.  It has been a long time coming and I have several Blogs to update, as well as …

    Categories: Blogging

    Tags: BlogEngine.NET, DNN

  • Are you ready to install BizTalk 2013?

    Are you ready for BizTalk 2013?

    Download: BizTalk Server 2013 Beta

    Installation Guide: Installing BizTalk Server 2013 Beta

    I’m attempting my first BizTalk Server 2013 build using Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012, and the latest bits available.  This will also include Visual Studio 2012 to provide a quick start to real development testing and configuration under a variety of scenarios.

    I’ll be looking to see if AppFabric still has a place on a BizTalk server.

    How does …

    Categories: Development, virtualization, Infrastructure

    Tags: BizTalk, Windows Server 2008

  • Save Money By Building Your Own Computer - NewEgg

    Save Money By Building Your Own Computer – NewEgg

    Please review these videos if you want to know how a PC is built or want to build your own. 

    Very extensive for first time builders.  I’ve built hundreds of PC’s (yes >200) and I sat through all three videos.  If they move, or get updated, I’ll include the Youtube links here as well.

    Part 1 - Choosing Your Components

    Part 2 - The Build

    Part 3 - Installing Windows & Finishing Touches

    Categories: Hardware, Infrastructure

    Tags: Build

  • PowerShell ISE for Windows Server

    To install the ISE for PowerShell on Windows Server 2012, just as in Server 2008 R2, you can select the feature, or simply execute the following in a PowerShell command prompt:

     

    Import-Module ServerManager

    Add-Windowsfeature PowerShell-ISE

     

    Reference: PowerShell ISE: Not Installed By Default in Windows Server 2008 R2

    Categories: Infrastructure

    Tags: .NET, PowerShell, Windows Server 2008

  • Verizon Wireless Premium Messaging FRAUD SCAM

    So, am I Naïve or is there a scam going on that NOT everyone knows about yet?

    My son has a phone with him, he receives text messages and ignores them, possibly deletes them.  End of the month, I see $50 in charges for I don’t know what.  I call VW and ask for an explanation, not knowing what it was about and assumed my kids did something wrong that I’ll be responsible for.  Apparently, no, they didn’t even need to be involved for someone to enter MY cell …

    Categories: Mobile

    Tags: Scam

  • BlogEngine Multi-Blog Dog Food

    Current Multi-blog enabling LINQ to SQL BlogEngine.NET Provider. (Updated 3/12/10)

    I have been asked for this code so that we can share the multi-blog solution that has been working for me for almost a year now.  This is the time to check it out and help make it work for yourself and others.  I’m going to continue to “dog food” this here.  Current version of BlogEngine.NET supported by this provider, as of this post, is 1.6.0.3.  Although I need to update …

    Categories: Development, Blogging

    Tags: .NET, ADO.NET, appsettings, ASP.NET, BlogEngine.NET, LINQ to SQL, multi-blog, SQL Server, web.config

  • BlogEngine.NET 1.6 is released

    But why is it now different from BlogEngine.NET 1.5.1.46?

    I downloaded it yesterday and Diffed to find out what I need to change to keep up…and it was the “version number.”

    So, I guess keeping up with several code changes over the past few months and making sure my version of the Multi-blog capable SqlBlogProvider was in tune paid off, only to realize I’m still one of the very few to implement such a “clean” version of multiblog BlogEngine.NET.  I& …

    Categories: Blogging

    Tags: BlogEngine.NET

  • BlogEngine.NET: A few widget improvements

    Excerpt: A few widget improvements. As commented on by BenAmada: I think it would be more ideal to create a new widget that does what you're looking for -- rather than modify the TextBox widget. Others have asked to be able to output Google AdSense code or other pieces of Raw HTML into widgets. It never works very well with the TextBox widget. A new, very simple widget could be created that has a multi-line textbox in it (not tinyMce), and raw HTML would be pasted into the textbox. I know this widget would be perfect for the AdSense and other Ad people, and sounds like it might fit what you're looking for too. Here is a quick Literal Widget created on suggestion since it helps me with one of my own issues.

    A few widget improvements

    As commented on by BenAmada:

     

    I think it would be more ideal to create a new widget that does what you're looking for -- rather than modify the TextBox widget.  Others have asked to be able to output Google AdSense code or other pieces of Raw HTML into widgets.  It never works very well with the TextBox widget.

    A new, very simple widget could be created that has a multi-line textbox in it (not tinyMce), and raw HTML would be pasted into the …

    Categories: Blogging

    Tags: BlogEngine.NET, widget

  • XBOX GamerCard Widget

    Excerpt: This one is simple to use. The original version can be found at: (Creating a XBox 360 Widget) I just wanted to update it for my own needs, and so that it would run with current BlogEngine.NET Core. This is what it looks like. Please let me know if there are any problems using this. It requires .NET 3.5 and BlogEngine.NET 1.5. If it runs on anything else it is purely unintentional. :)

    XboxGamerCard.zip

    Other Widgets:

    Twitter Widget

    Literal Widget

     

    This one is simple to use.  The original version can be found at: (Creating a XBox 360 Widget.)  I just wanted to update it for my own needs, and so that it would run with current BlogEngine.NET Core.  This is what it looks like…

    Widget:

    Config:

    Please let me know if there are any problems using this.  It requires .NET 3.5 and BlogEngine.NET 1.5.  If it runs on anything …

    Categories: Development

    Tags: BlogEngine.NET, widget, XBOX gamercard

  • New and Improved BlogEngine.NET Twitter Widget

    Excerpt: New and Improved BlogEngine.NET Twitter Widget. I wanted to post Twitter feeds for a variety of Blogs and ran into several problems with the incarnation I found available on the web. (TwitterFeed-Widget for BlogEngine.NET) Running Multiple blogs, I ran into cache bleeding into each blog since multiple widgets or multiple blogs were never thought about when originally built. I assume this widget, was just a first attempt. In that light, I only assume that this iteration is my “draft” version as well, but hope to improve it as necessary.

    Twitter.zip

    Twitter Widget

    I wanted to post Twitter feeds for a variety of Blogs and ran into several problems with the incarnation I found available on the web. (TwitterFeed-Widget for BlogEngine.NET)  Running Multiple blogs, I ran into cache bleeding into each blog since multiple widgets or multiple blogs were never thought about when originally built.  I assume this widget, was just a first attempt.  In that light, I only assume that this iteration is my “draft& …

    Categories: Blogging

    Tags: Twitter, widget

  • MultiBlog Implementation of BlogEngine.NET is Now

    Excerpt: I based my implementation on SqlBlogProvider, but since it was out of synch with BlogEngine.NET I had a dilemma. My biggest complaint about BlogEngine.NET if I had any at all was the fact that sometimes changes come at a snails pace. This is not to say that you can’t find a new build three every other day, but that the major enhancements I want don’t always take, or in the case of MultiBlogs, the most popular enhancement to date, is completely ignored. Once Jacob Proffitt created a solution, I figured it would be rolled into BlogEngine.NET.

    BlogEngine.NET Core Version 1.5.1.31 is running on this server as of this Post.

    ref: (Waiting for a Minor Release of BlogEngine.NET with MultiBlog)

     

    I based my implementation on SqlBlogProvider, but since it was out of synch with BlogEngine.NET I had a dilemma.  My biggest complaint about BlogEngine.NET if I had any at all was the fact that sometimes changes come at a snails pace.  This is not to say that you can’t find a new build three every other day, but that …

    Categories: Blogging, Architecture

    Tags: BlogEngine.NET, Entity Framework, LINQ, multi-blog, SQL Server

  • This is My Next Workstation Platform

    Excerpt: Please support my technical-development community support initiative and send checks for any amount to help offset the cost of my next “ergonomic” workstation. You KNOW I’ll support the community MUCH better with this in my office.

    Please support my technical-development community support initiative and send checks for any amount to help offset the cost of my next “ergonomic” workstation. You KNOW I’ll support the community MUCH better with this in my office. :)

    Categories: Development, Blogging, Humor, Infrastructure

    Tags: communication

  • Waiting for a Minor Release of BlogEngine.NET with MultiBlog

    Excerpt: Pipedream: Multiple Blogs. I’m not sure if anyone else has noticed but the NUMBER ONE requested feature of BlogEngine.NET (That’s #1 by a landslide) is to support Multiple Blogs per installation. I have been struggling with this concept and while searching for and designing a workaround using BlogEngine.NET and the Provider model using SQL Server only, I came across SqlBlogProvider that also uses Linq to SQL. This model supports Multiple Blogs in a single SQL Server Database in a single Application folder. It now also supports multiple hosts or domains per blog if required. So the only dilemma I’m struggling with today is where to go from here.

    Pipedream: Multiple Blogs

    I’m not sure if anyone else has noticed but the NUMBER ONE requested feature of BlogEngine.NET (That’s #1 by a landslide) is to support Multiple Blogs per installation.  I have been struggling with this concept and while searching for and designing a workaround using BlogEngine.NET and the Provider model using SQL Server only, I came across SqlBlogProvider that also uses Linq to SQL.  This model supports Multiple Blogs in a single SQL Server …

    Categories: Blogging, Architecture

    Tags: BlogEngine.NET, LINQ, multi-blog

  • Free .NET User Group Event - Markus Egger Presents "The State of .NET"

    Received this e-mail today, it speaks for itself:

    I just wanted to let you know that Markus Egger will be doing a free 4 stop upstate NY User Group tour Monday July 6 - Thursday July 9.

    Markus will be discussing "The State of .NET": What is the state of .NET today? Which of the many .NET technologies have gained traction? Which ones can you ignore for now? What is new in .NET 3.5 and the coming .NET 4.0? What other Microsoft technologies should you include in your development efforts? This …

    Categories: Development, FREE

    Tags: .NET, Silverlight, WCF, WPF

  • Multiple Blogs using BlogEngine.NET

    Excerpt: I would like to see the current dev plan, if it exists yet. If I knew we/they/you were going to use SqlBlogProvider, and even integrate it into the core, I would like to help. If there was also a way to allow multiple blogs within a single application, that would be great too. Should everyone just create a new branch?

    This is a thread from BlogEngine.NET on CodePlex. (Multiple blogs on same installation) 

    I would like to see the current dev plan, if it exists yet.  If I knew we/they/you were going to use SqlBlogProvider, and even integrate it into the core, I would like to help.  If there was also a way to allow multiple blogs within a single application, that would be great too.  Should everyone just create a new branch?

    If we don't know the future plans, dates, implementation, etc., …

    Categories: Blogging

    Tags: BlogEngine.NET, multi-blog, SQL Server, SqlBlogProvider

  • DOMAIN SERVICE NOTICE spam email

    Excerpt: Attention: Important Notice,DOMAIN SERVICE NOTICE,47-47 36th Street #16452,Long Island City, NY 11101,United States of America

    Has anyone seen this kind of crap in your e-mail recently, or anytime? What a scam!!! Does anyone ever respond to this garbage. If I could make $70 per domain sold, I might think this was a good Idea and then turn around and buy it from GoDaddy. Problem is, EVERYONE should be buying their domains directly from GoDaddy.  Of course, there are those of us who will find a great brand name and buy 5 years worth of every similar domain they can think of, but you still aren’t paying $295.& …

    Categories: Hosting

    Tags: domains, Scam, spam

  • BlogEngine.NET SqlBlogProvider has Post update issue

    This is what you see when attempting to rate a new post. Click on a Star to rate the post.  Notice the infinitesimally small rating that is generally added when creating a first post.  This may be something I did myself while trying to “fix” the Add a new Blog script.

     

    These are the symptoms I could find so far, but I cannot isolate the DateTime property that is causing the Exception.[more]

    Line number (approximate:)

     

    SqlTypeException without enough …

    Categories: Database, Development, Blogging, Architecture

    Tags: .NET, ASP.NET, BlogEngine.NET, exception, LINQ, SqlBlogProvider

  • Twitter attacked via DDoS, API suffers

    Excerpt: Twitter attacked via DDoS, API suffers. App developers stung by Twitter's DOS woes. Developers who built applications for Twitter and generate money from them have been hard-hit by the micro-blogging service's many hours of downtime in the past day, as hackers pummel Twitter with an ongoing denial-of-service attack

    For anyone who recently noticed issues with Twitter on several fronts, you’ll want to read this.  I’m not sure if it’s made the rounds on TV news yet but it answered some questions and caused some concern.  It’s always blissful until someone slams the door in your face, or cut’s you off on the road, flips you off, etc.  No idea why this would happen, but it did.  Now we all need to BOTH find ways of keeping these things from happening, within …

    Categories: Blogging

    Tags: DOS, Twitter

  • Upgrade from SQL Express 2005 to 2008

    If you have a SQL Express 2005 installation with SQL Management Studio express installed these four commands will do a silent upgrade to 2008.

    SQL Server Express

    First extract the contents of the SQL Express download into a directory.

            SQLEXPRWT_x86 /EXTRACT (or whatever .exe you downloaded.)

    Install Windows Installer 4.5 and Windows Powershell.

    Then remove SQL Tools 2005         msiexec /quiet /Uninstall {58D379F7 …

    Categories: Database, Infrastructure

    Tags: PowerShell, SQL Server

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