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Filter log4net to a single thread using Notepad++

Over the years I’ve Googled and Googled for a solution to this. Heck I even tried Bing! Finally time + an urgent need permitted figuring out a simple solution. To filter down to one thread using Notepad++: Copy the angle … Continue reading

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Reduce back and/or neck pain with a 50 cent cardboard box

Virtually all software developers eventually experience neck and/or back pain. Mine gradually increased from light neck pains in 1995/6 to being unable to work one day in 2001. Doctor’s advice: “stop doing what makes it hurt”. Useful…  Earlier today Martin Fowler … Continue reading

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Bye-bye Mac OS X, hello Win7

Using DOS and Windows since the mid 80’s it was time for a change. Vista was never reliable on any of the three machines I tried, Microsoft fanboys were killing creditability in the user group scene – heck it got to the … Continue reading

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TeamCity Release Build sgen.exe gotcha

TeamCity is great, I had it up and running with Automated Tests in just minutes. But.. attempting to make a Release Build generated the following error. Googling shows many people have the same error and I only found ugly solutions … Continue reading

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IIS7 Gotcha – COM Error 80040154

We have all seen the 80040154 COM error. Normally the solution is to run regsvr32 on the com dll so it is registered on the machine. “System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80040154): Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {D1CB0D81-7D2B-4064-9AC7-D0D88DEC3D16} failed due … Continue reading

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jQuery DivFlip of MVC Partial

So you have a Partial in a div and would like to flip out the html contents with new results from just the partial… To para-phrase Obi-Wan ‘this is the JavaScript you are looking for’: function Save() { var data = $(‘#PartialData’).serialize(); $.post(‘SavePartial’, … Continue reading

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