• Yearly blog spruce up

    by  • February 7, 2010 • 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 • 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 • 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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    Installing WordPress 2.9.x on an IIS 6.0 web server (Windows Server 2003) and enabling custom permalinks

    by  • January 18, 2010 • 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 • 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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    Creating a MessageBox in Java

    by  • January 5, 2010 • 0 Comments

    I wanted to see if there was a Java equivalent of .NET’s MessageBox class. Turns out there is but it’s a little more hidden away as a static method on JOptionPane, so I’ve pasted the code here for referring to it in the future: JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null,”message”,”title”)); This creates and shows a message dialog with no parent […]

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