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INauseous() Shawn Cicoria - Solution Architect, Craftsman and Artisan - INauseous() - Main Blog Here: May 2009 Entries
MSDN Library – Low Bandwidth Mode…
If you’re needing access to MSDN library from a 3g tethered, or low bandwidth at a location, MSDN Library is now published in a mode that lowers the payload… Much more detail on Scott Hanselman’s blog on the HOW… ......

Posted On Thursday, May 28, 2009 5:17 PM

This version of the enterprise library cannot be installed side by side with version 4.0 on x64
When upgrading to Enterprise Library 4.1 on an x64 machine, even though you’ve run the 4.0 uninstaller, and even removed the registry key, you’ll still end up with an installer complaining that you can’t do side-by-side install.  The issue is the key is actually under the Wow node for x86 compatability – just remove this key…
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Enterprise Library v4

Posted On Friday, May 22, 2009 12:55 PM

Building a Mini URL Service – Part 2 – The Algorithm
Part 1 – Part 2 The first order of business is what URL shortening approach should be used to take some very long URL, which in IE7 is limited to 2,083 characters (KB208427) and provide a nice compact link. The first part of the link (protocol + server + port) is generally controlled by what domain name you can get – for me, my little demo is The rest of the URL – the path is something in your control. Doing a search I came across a few approaches but settled on a Base 62 approach ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 5, 2009 8:22 AM

Building a Mini URL Service – Part 1
This set of posts is about a "Mini URL" service that I created initially to help provide a means to automate shortening of URL's for sending in emails to users in SharePoint. If you've used SharePoint and at times you need to send a link to a List or Document item one way is to "right-click" the item (whether it's a folder, list item, or document) then if it's IE choose "Copy Shortcut". You can then just past that into an email and send over to your recipient. Recently, I also noticed that even the ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 11:15 AM

Making a Win7 Bootable USB device.
I have an old Toshiba that has no optical drive. To install Win7, I needed a bootable USB stick. Here are the basic steps 0. Download Win7 1. Get a USB stick – need a 4 gig one here – the ISO is about 2.5 GIG 2. Format the USB as NTFS (use quick – no need for sector check) – it MUST be NTFS 3. Run DISKPART from an elevated command prompt 4. Make the new USB volume “ACTIVE” 5. Extract the Win7 ISO somewhere (not the USB) – you can use ImgBurn, IsoBuster, ......

Posted On Monday, May 4, 2009 6:21 AM

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