• About Paul Kiddie

    .NET developer at thetrainline.com, previously web developer at MRM Meteorite. Awarded a PhD in misbehaviour detection in wireless ad-hoc networks. A keen C# ASP.net developer bridging the gap with APIs and JavaScript frameworks, one web app at a time.


    Adding custom class files (.cls) to Lyx in Windows Vista / Windows 7 environment

    by  • February 22, 2010 • lyx, TeX, windows • 23 Comments

    When writing for publication, you may be offered a .cls file from the journal in question in which to format a TeX document to their specification. Whilst this works great in TeX, usually by copying the class.cls file in your working directory where all your .tex files reside and adding \documentclass{class} in the preamble (before […]

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    Yearly blog spruce up

    by  • February 7, 2010 • blog • 0 Comments

    I’ve just deployed a few visual changes to my blog which should help with the readability and usability of the material on here. Included is: Increased post font size to make it easier to read. Removed link to technorati, their new beta website seems a bit broken at the moment. Moved the search box to […]

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    Activating Windows 7 Enterprise from MSDN

    by  • February 7, 2010 • windows 7 • 1 Comment

    Windows 7 Enterprise installs by default expect an Key Management Server (KMS) running on the local network by which to activate against. Hence when you try to activate an Enterprise copy from MSDN, it will fail with the error code 0x8007232B, as there is no KMS to activate with. The keys generated by an MSDN […]

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    Post-DDD8 report

    by  • February 1, 2010 • ddd8 • 1 Comment

    Saturday marked the 8th annual DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper conference at Microsoft’s Reading HQ in the UK. This is a community event organised, run and attended by the community and with no Microsoft speakers. This is the third one I’ve been to and found it very difficult this time to choose between the sessions as they were more […]

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    Getting O2 Mobile Broadband (HUAWEI E160 adapter) to work in Windows 7

    by  • January 22, 2010 • mobile broadband, o2, windows 7 • 26 Comments

    I’ve just picked up an PAYG mobile broadband package from O2 with a HUAWEI Mobile Connect E160 USB stick. Expecting an effortless install I inserted the USB stick, ran the setup and got to the O2 Connection Manager menu, but the cellular network connection ‘O2-UK’ was missing. This was even after running “Install the USB […]

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    Installing WordPress 2.9.x on an IIS 6.0 web server (Windows Server 2003) and enabling custom permalinks

    by  • January 18, 2010 • iis, windows, Wordpress • 2 Comments

    A few clients I’ve worked with in the past are Microsoft-centric having Server 2003 based dedicated servers but want to be able to host WordPress blogs. Luckily it’s relatively straightforward to get a WordPress blog up and running  on IIS by the following steps. This is written for Server 2003 (running IIS 6.0) and I’m […]

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    DropBox as a backup location for SyncToy

    by  • January 18, 2010 • backup, tips • 0 Comments

    I’ve been a big fan of SyncToy since it’s first release as a way to maintain backups of my important documents across several hard disks and my NAS as it’s very easy to use, and with the latest release (v2.1) performance has been boosted significantly. I’ve got multiple rules set up so I can just […]

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