Friday, February 15, 2013
I'm releasing code in CSharp for the comprehensive reading of SMART registers of a HDD (via WMI) similar to what Crystal Disk or HD Tune report it in. The code below will return the SMART registers for all hard drives, the HDD serial, interface, model numbers and each attribute's current value, worst value, and threshold value including the status of each (OK/BAD) register.
posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 1:38:15 PM (South Africa Standard Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Trackback
 Monday, October 15, 2012
If you are dealing with a large scripted databases and having difficulty restoring it with SSMS, follow the instructions below.
posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 11:04:19 AM (South Africa Standard Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Trackback
 Tuesday, May 29, 2012
In this post I share a quick way of updating your SQL Server Backup and Restore locations to reduce the time it takes you to do manage your DB server.
posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 12:24:09 PM (South Africa Standard Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Trackback
 Tuesday, March 6, 2012
When running the sync framework you may run into a Com Exception similar to the following: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {EC413D66-6221-4EBB-AC55-4900FB321011} failed due to the following error: 80040154 Class not registered (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040154 (REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG)).
posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 12:48:58 PM (South Africa Standard Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Trackback
 Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I've written quite a few applications for assisting my company/client in migrating projects over to the Azure platform. The tool I'm making available here will assist you determining if your application assemblies will work within windows Azure.
posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 2:23:48 PM (South Africa Standard Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Trackback
I received the following exception today in my local azure development environment when debugging my application relating to my ApplicationHost.config. The error I received (first time) was "FaultException 1 was unhandled".
posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 12:57:46 PM (South Africa Standard Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Trackback
 Friday, August 19, 2011
Maps Mailer is an interactive console application designed to stress test your incoming and outgoing and Mail servers. It works by connecting to your SMTP server and from there generates a large volume of mails to be received by your incoming mail server. Once the benchmark cycle completes, MAPSMailer will display the total mails transmitted per second and the bandwidth consumed.
posted on Friday, August 19, 2011 6:44:45 PM (South Africa Standard Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Trackback
 Thursday, August 18, 2011
I have modified a version of the thread tooltip preview plugin I found to work in myBB 1.6.3. It has been running for a few months on a busy forum (20K + page requests per day) without any problems, so I am comfortable sharing the code now.
posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 12:46:13 PM (South Africa Standard Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Trackback
Recently I assisted a mate of mine with making some custom modifications to he's Php based myBB forum and I've decided to post some of these solutions here here on my blog.
posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 10:58:06 AM (South Africa Standard Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Trackback
 Saturday, March 12, 2011
I ran into a problem where my static images, css, js and html content in my local Azure Web Application was not loading.
posted on Saturday, March 12, 2011 5:57:00 PM (South Africa Standard Time, UTC+02:00)  #    Trackback