Author Archives: bdbits

How to use Android 4.0

This is a pretty good article that explains the basics of Android version 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich or ICS. If you are already experienced with Android it will probably not be all that helpful. Android 4.0 guide More useful … Continue reading

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How to log in to a SharePoint site as a particular user with server-side code

I needed to integrate content from a back-end system with an anonymous, public SharePoint site. The back-end system came with web parts for the purpose, but trusted that SharePoint had authenticated the user and simply pulled that logon name to … Continue reading

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How to prevent Firefox closing when you close the last tab

Maybe I’m just getting old, but I am still a heavy keyboard user. So sometimes I am cleaning up my Firefox sessions using Ctrl-W to close windows and I get a little itchy and close that last tab and boom … Continue reading

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Open a SharePoint document library in Windows Explorer

Document libraries are a SharePoint feature that for many people looks and works just like a fileshare or “network drive”. Of course you are accessing it through a browser, so while functional, the SharePoint pages are somewhat limiting if you … Continue reading

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Displaying the real SharePoint error

I am picking up some coding for SharePoint at work again and starting to remember all the stuff I forgot. :-P You have to love SharePoint error messages. For example, “an error has occurred”. I’m all for not intimidating the … Continue reading

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Firefox and NTLM authentication

As is common to many large organizations, my employer has many sites that ask for your Windows logon credentials, using a process often referred to as “NTLM authentication”. On Windows, the idea is that the credentials will be passed through … Continue reading

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Setting a scheduled task process priority

I have been testing some long-running processes running over night, initiated from the Windows Server 2008 Task Scheduler. To my chagrin, they were still running when I checked them in the morning. I found out the default task priority for … Continue reading

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