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Flappy Bird APK

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are several reports of people trying to sell phones on eBay with Flappy Bird installed.  If you have an android phone you can just use the APK installer linked below.   You will need to adjust your settings to allow apps from other sources, I extracted this APK from my Nexus 4   Flappy […]

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Concrete5 Basics – Including the AutoNav as part of your template

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

If your fairly new to theme development in Concrete5 then you have probably managed to work out the basics of defining the “Areas” within your themes to which the end user can then add their own content on the site. The next thing you will want to do is make the navigation bar work on […]

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Concrete5 vs DotNetNuke

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Concrete5 is fairly new to me as a content management system. After a long history developing websites in DotNetNuke, Concrete5 is a breath of fresh air. DotNetNuke did a lot of things right for us over the years and being a .NET developer the concepts were easy to grasp. The in-page editing was a real […]

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A login link that returns to the correct page in Concrete5

| August 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Concrete5 is fast becoming our favorite Content management system but the documentation as far as theme development is concerned is a little lacking.   Here is a quick tip for creating a login/logout link which will return the user back to the page after they have logged in.   1 2 3 4 5 6 […]

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How to Recover Deleted Items in Microsoft Exchange

How to Recover Deleted Items in Microsoft Exchange

| June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

This is a simple tip that is unknown to a lot of people.  The conventional method for recovering deleted items in Exchange involves a series of PowerShell commands and the Global Mailbox. The PowerShell method is both time consuming and requires intervention from the IT department. End users can login to Outlook Web Access and […]

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VirtualBox 0xc0000225 Windows 7 Boot Error

VirtualBox 0xc0000225 Windows 7 Boot Error

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you take all the default options for a Windows 7 machine in VirtualBox you might hit the following error when booting from install CD/ISO It should be an easy fix and all you need to do is check the following 2 options in settings -> System for the virtual machine Ensure Chipset is set […]

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Start all required Microsoft Exchange Services Powershell

| March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Often our Exchange Server has some issues when it has been rebooted after Windows updates, a seemingly random selection of the Microsoft Exchange Services fails to start and has to be started manually. It’s quite a time consuming process to go through each one but this useful powershell one liner sorts it out. Test-ServiceHealth | […]

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Unable to debug camera on Windows Phone 7

| February 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

You might have problems when trying to use the camera while you are attached to Visual Studio debugging your Windows Phone Silverlight App. The problem seems impossible to solve from a programming point of view, it tends to act like the user has cancelled photo capture even though no action has been taken on the […]

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Cannot start service w3svc on computer ‘.’ After 2008 Upgrade

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

We upgraded one of our older servers to Windows Sever 2008 from Windows Server 2003 today and a few things needed fixing. One of which was the above error, “Cannot start service w3svc on computer ‘.’” when clicking on Start in IIS Manager The solution was to go to Services (Start -> Run -> services.msc) […]

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SQL Server deadlocked on resources with another process and has been chosen as the deadlock victim

| December 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is quite a common issue and not the easiest to work out. The usual cause for this issue is 2 SQL queries competing for a lock on the same object, as they will wait for each other forever SQL server picks one of the queries as a “Deadlock Victim” and rolls it back, allowing […]

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