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TortoiseSVN committed a file like myapp.pdb or Thumbs.db. Now what?

A very specific rule for using source control is to avoid putting temporary files, user files, or compiled content into the repository....

new mail arrived Desktop Alert doesn't work for filtered mail in Outlook 2007

Since converting from Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2007, I’ve noticed I never got the new mail arrived popup nor the task bar envelope icon....

RegEx match content unless it is inside quotes

I recently had the need to match content outside quotes, but avoid content inside quotes. For example, I have content like so:...

UrlEncode vs. HtmlEncode

The difference between these two commands is obscure, and plagued me for some time. It just gelled in my head, so I thought I’d share....

Object Oriented JavaScript

Desert Code Camp 2007 really rocked. I taught a class on Object Oriented JavaScript – basically how JavaScript is different from the C# and ASP....

Can't stream flash video in IIS

I’ve got more than one gray hair from this one. The symptom is simple: Cassini (the development web server) hosts streaming flash videos just fine....

"My VM disk is too small"

I’ve loaded up a Vista VMware session with all sorts of fun gizmos, and came to a perplexing dilema: “My VM disk is too small”....

Outlook 2007, the RSS Reader

I finally sat down to load up all my RSS feeds from Google Desktop to Outlook 2007....

Curly Braces – the holy war

I sense I’m spurring a holy war discussion when I raise the issue, but some have asked why I code with curly braces on the same line rather than a new line....

CSS Footer

This is a technique for creating a CSS footer that will snap to the bottom of the content or the bottom of the page, which ever is lower....
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