26. October 2010 08:56
The new incarnation of the Visual Studio product has many improvements but unfortunately also a few issues. I will be collecting a list of Hot Fixes which may be useful to developers. The place to go when having any issues with any Microsoft product would be there Microsoft Connect site.
The list is as follows and will be updated regularly:
24. May 2010 20:30
As the internet increases in popularity and more families have access to computers than ever before, security should be our main concern.
Unfortunately the current generation of parents and some children have not been educated about computer security and the implications of being online or sharing files etc.
Some statistics for January 2010 can be found here and gives us an idea of how far/fast malware is spreading.
This post describes how to protect your machine from malware,spam, hackers etc without spending a penny. This is by no means an exhaustive list of available security solutions but rather the solutions that I use to secure my own machines.
- Intrusion Detection Systems
Selecting a Firewall
If you are using windows XP and upward you will already have a perfectly decent firewall pre-installed, if you are not happy using the windows firewall I would reccomend comodo which has an excellent reputation and has been around for ages.
Configuring and Installing Windows Firewall with Advanced Settings
Configuring and installing Comodo
Download and install comodo from the link above, run the executable on your local machine, I opt out from installing any of their other products as I'm only looking for a firewall.
On the following screen select Firewall or Firewall with Optimum Proactive Defence, click next
You can opt in to the comodo network also I dont usually use their DNS servers.
Do not make hotsurf my homepage or Ask.com my search provider thank you.
6. March 2010 09:54
I switched from git to mecurial this week by following these articles.
The only gotchas I faced were, "Bad Gateway" exception when trying to run hgwebdir.cgi from a web application which existed on a different drive to my main system drive. Also be sure to install the 2.5.4/32-bit version of python otherwise it wont work.
29. December 2009 13:06
Its a harsh thing to say but subversion has a fair amount of issues with regard to the model it uses for for maintaining all the history that a version control system needs.
For one it uses deltas, which makes recovering corrupt repositories a nightmare if not impossible. Git doesn't suffer from this same affliction, Git also has a heap of other features.
So I have decided to use git instead check out the link below for the windows version and detailed instructions below that on installing and using git on windows.
6. December 2009 21:01
I have recently had to redirect all requests for certain pages which have been renamed to their new conterparts. This is simple
Windows Server 2008 & IIS 7/7.5 using the following config section in the web applications web.config.
An example would be:
<httpRedirect enabled="true" destination="http://www.soft-cor.com/Home/OnlineOCR/" exactDestination="true" childOnly="true" httpResponseStatus="Permanent" />
More documentation can be found here
13. November 2009 13:02
Anyone run a Nessus scan lately?
Got the following results??
Synopsis : The remote service supports the use of weak SSL ciphers. Description : The remote host supports the use of SSL ciphers that offer either weak encryption or no encryption at all. See also : http://www.openssl.org/docs/apps/ciphers .html Solution: Reconfigure the affected application if possible to avoid use of weak ciphers. Risk Factor: Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0 (CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) [More]
Go here to sort it out!!
22. October 2009 14:16
Here are a collection of useful links related to development on Windows 7
- Turning off the annoying "Attach Security Warning" when debugging in Visual Studio
- Slipstreaming .NET Framework 1.1 + SP1 for install on a windows 7 box
And more to come soon...
19. August 2009 13:04
One of the best things any developer who is using vs 2008 can do is change to a low contrast color scheme.
one of my favourites is Ragnarok Grey which can be found on winterdom, Tomas Restrepo's blog.