Big thanks to Jeff Atwood for bringing this up! Being an ex-Internet Explorer user I have IE shortcuts etched into my brain. Unfortunately, FireFox didn't bring my favorite one with it. The functionality of the F4 key.  In order to get to the Address bar in IE (without the mouse) you can ... [More]

ASP.NET Gravatar Control

March 13, 2007

Gravatar 2.0 has been out for a few weeks now and I didn't see any ASP.NET implementation listed on their site so I figured I would wip one up. It is pretty simple to implement a Gravatar. All you need to do is set the src attribute of an img tag to a location on Gravatar's domain. The src att... [More]

One of my web servers had been having all sorts of problems over the last few months. It turned out to be the RAID controller, but that is another post. Because of the problems we were having I wanted a simple way to get a notification of when the site we were hosting went down. I didn't want a... [More]

I'm In.

March 6, 2007

In my last post I mentioned that I am moving into my new house. I am living amongst boxes right now, but I am in. No new pics yet, but I will take some when we are settled. Right now we are getting furniture delivered and unpacking slowly. My desk, that I used in my old co-op, will not fit in ... [More]

It is coming to a head now.

February 21, 2007

My wife and I purchased a house in mid-December. The house needed a lot more work than we originally had expected, but we are winding down and moving in this weekend!The house is a 1950's 3 bedroom 1 bath ranch with a basement and 1.5 car garage. The house is rather small on a small lot (1/4 acre), ... [More]

A couple or members lately have had issues (#1 + #2) with the way search engines have been indexing their sites. There are few ways to optimize a [csl] installation for search engines. Make sure that your Site Name and Description are set properly in the Control Panel. You may want to edit the ... [More]

  Where do I start? This story has been told many times before and I don't claim to be the first to bitch about it. I have been following Community Server since before day 1. I was a user of nGallery and .Text before Telligent was established. Both great apps and both free; no if ands or butt... [More]

I had been getting this error: Validation of viewstate MAC failed. If this application is hosted by a Web Farm or cluster, ensure that <machineKey> configuration specifies the same validationKey and validation algorithm. AutoGenerate cannot be used in a cluster. I scoured the net and none of... [More]

Another day, another [csl] add-on! A member in the [cs] forums needs a way to add a statement to every blog post that is syndicated in order to prevent scrapers from "using" their content with no mention of the rightful owner. This seems like a real good idea for anyone, including me, who... [More]

Job Titles Come and Go

January 29, 2007

I'll keep with a trend this morning since my last post was about job finding sites, I will just point to a good article about the Webmaster job title. The blog post is a must read for anyone who has been in the web development area for the better half of a decade! I started as a Web Developer ... [More]