Monthly Archives: January 2010

Connection strings

If you do any development on Microsoft platforms (and in some cases even on other platforms), sooner or later you will probably need a connection string. In this string, you can define the data source driver, server name, database or … Continue reading

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No wallpaper slows Windows 7 startup

It used to be that having wallpaper was thought to slow down Windows startup. For Windows 7, they thought they’d try something different. Now if you have no wallpaper, just a solid color, you can wait on the Welcome screen … Continue reading

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Even Bill Gates tweets his new web site

I really don’t “get” twitter, but apparently I am out of touch as even Mr. Bill Gates himself has joined in. Oh, and he has a web site, too.

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Active Directory attributes for your scripts

Do you write scripts to interact with Active Directory? I think you’ll appreciate this diagram. It maps attribute names to the Active Directory “Users and Computers” GUI. I find this much easier than digging through AD/LDAP schema documentation.

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So I’ve decided to resurrect my blog and start adding stuff again. I am amazed this place was still getting hits, though no comments for quite some time (other than spam which was thankfully blocked). I intend to maintain a … Continue reading

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