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Testing Flock

Testing Flock!!! Configure your blog in Flock as shown below... Flock/Community Servier Further reading http://bugzilla.flock.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1876 http://communityserver.org/forums/507309/ShowThread.aspx Flock Wiki http://wiki.flock.com/index.php?title=Diagnosing_blog_publishing_problems
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MSDTC :: WIN2k3SP1/WINXPSP2 :: Windows Firewall

When you need to work with distributed resources (two databases for instances); you need distributed transactions. Generally; two phase commit technique is used in distributed transactions. Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC) is one
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XSLT :: Top N

Today I had to work on Classic ASP; I was integrating classifieds.com.pk ’s RSS feed on a site developed using Classic ASP. An interesting scenario was that classifieds.com.pk RSS feed has many posts; and we wanted to show top 5 posts only. I used XSLT
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Hot Patching

Over the last few years; rebooting Windows frequency is decreased. People have started making good installers. With HotPatching; Microsoft is trying to increase Windows availability to the next level. Read Kernel Mustard’s post about how they are doing
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Transactions!

Implementing transactions are tricky. It appears to be simple; but if you miss even a small thing; consequences can be REALLY bad. One such thing identified last night; in a system my team delivered few months back. Luckily; the loop hole was traced as
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Uninstalling SQL Server 2005

If you tried uninstalling SQL Server 2005; and still see its traces in the system (Services or files); try doing following From its installation source; issue, start /wait Setup.exe /qb REMOVE=ALL INSTANCENAME=<InstanceName>, Use MSSQLSERVER as
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Think Yourself a System Administrator?

Do you think yourself a system administrator? Yes? Ok; try giving answers of following How many files are installed on a freshly installed Windows 2003 or Fedora 4 (or an OS of your choice)? What’s the ACL of C:\Windows or /bin (or other similar location
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Protest

From: M Akram Khan Sent: Friday, February 17, 2006 11:08 AM Subject: Fw: If jews wish to destroy muslims/pakistanis, it is quite easy for them, they just publish a few more cartoons, pakistanis will burn themselves, and also burn every thing else, isn't
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The Priceless Match Of CodeSmith And Visual Studio 2005

CodeSmith is my all time favorite code generator. Its template based code generator and if you have a background of ASP/Perl or other similar scripting technologies like JSP/PHP etc, you will find yourself home! With its recent release which supports
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Running ASP.NET v1.1 and v2 sites side by side

IIS6 features multiple application pools; an application pool is basically a process that handles the web requests. These application; also loads the runtimes and script engines to server dynamic content; like ASP, PHP, Microsoft.NET for ASP.NET and so
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Do we use computer for our personal benefit?

The company where I work; got consulting services of accounting firm for external audits; and they have recommended to improve our accounting practices; and for that starting from this year; we are trying to implement one leading commercial accounting
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Host Your Domain on GMail - Borland IDEs

Microsoft introduced hosting your domain’s mailboxes at their Hotmail System for free. fakeGeek introduced us to that. The signup process was straight forward; I got one of the domain hosted their within a day; but they offer very limited mailbox space.
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Adding weblogs.com.pk's Button In Google's Toolbar

Adnan introduced us to the new Google’s Toolbar , and its bookmarks and API support is something that made me try it! Here are screenshots how you can add weblogs.com.pk’s button in your toolbar. Add the button using browser's context menu Name the button
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Atlas and Web Application Project

Two useful things for ASP.NET developers were made available from Microsoft this week; first is the January CTP of Atlas ; that now includes the support of progress while some AJAX action being performed (something like GMail’s Loading thing) and support
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sysxlogins

SQL Server 2000 had certain system tables; using them was not encouraged and neither were they documented publicly. However no one was stopping you to use it and people have used it to do different things. I myself have used few of them; and today I discovered
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Access denied for user 'ODBC'@'localhost' (using password: NO)

If you are receiving this error; and you happen to use PHP4 and mySQL 5; its due to the reason that mySQL client library being used is older. The simplest work-around is that you issue the following commands (I guess you need root level access; contact
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AOP :: Logging Using Spring Framework - Part 2

Now that we have our auto-magic logging system configured ; we want that the invoked method/code can log certain things; and that information is only known by the invoked code. Spring Framework setup its context and it can be used to get reference to
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AOP :: Logging Using Spring Framework

Few days back I weblogged about how I used Spring Framework for .NET ’s AOP features to implement logging. Here are my notes of it; and it will show you how easy things are using Aspect Oriented Programming . Lets assume we have already implemented the
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Directory Services

Every application has certain configuration information; most of the times; these configurations are hard-coded by their developers; but it’s a good idea to have that information in some external configurable place. We had been using INI files and Windows