Archive for the 'work' Category

US centric AltGr keyboard layout

Monday, September 28th, 2009

For those using a typical US keyboard layout, but with the need to use the Euro sign. I used the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator to make a copy of the US-International keyboard and remove all the dead-keys. So basically it’s a normal US keyboard layout, with all the Alt-Gr goodies with it. United States-AltGr layout […]

Connecting to .Net 3.0/Soap1.2/WS-*/svc/WCF services from legacy .Net 2.0/Soap1.0/Soap1.1/asmx clients

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Use BasicHttpBinding: The BasicHttpBinding uses HTTP as the transport for sending SOAP 1.1 messages. A service can use this binding to expose endpoints that conform to WS-I BP 1.1, such as those that ASMX clients consume. Similarly, a client can use the BasicHttpBinding to communicate with services exposing endpoints that conform to WS-I BP 1.1, […]

PreAuthenticate doesn’t

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

So we’ve been trying to interop with a web service at work that requires Basic authentication. Unfortunately we get one of the following errors (depending on if we’re going via our ISA proxy server or not): System.Net.WebException: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a receive. —> System.IO.IOException: Unable to read data […]

Stormhoek in a teacup

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

[email protected] tells me that Stormhoek are giving Wine away to bloggers that are willing to blog about it! Well I certainly wouldn’t mind a glass to go with my Macaroni Cheese at lunch BTW: gapingvoid cartoons are being used as wine labels! Who would have thought? Update: Lunch was del.icio.us – the Wine was tasty […]

imap authentication plugin 0.6

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Mark Quinn pointed out back in August, that the imap authentication plugin suffered from a rather serious security risk. If you knew that a site was using it, you could create cookie that would let you in without having to know a user’s real password. (You did have to know a valid user’s account name). […]

is it a bird, is it a plane

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

I’ve been experiencing windows with a OSX Tiger theme for the past few weeks, and recently someone asked me where I got the skin. As I was at home I had to do a bit of searching on Google, but in the process I came across the most amazing transformation yet: Engadget has an article […]

imap authentication plugin

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

We’ve set up a new blog for people to start playing with at work. As part of the set up I wanted to link back into the central authentication used for workstation login, etc… So the options were really kerberos, or radius. As the authority is an AD controller LDAP is not really considerable and […]

Versioning Controlled Build

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

I foud this gem in the latest code project email. Versioning Controlled Build is a “Visual Studio add-in that automates AssemblyVersion control.” This plugin has already saved me time deploying our latest application, and I can guarantee it will continue to do so!

Win2003 SP1 woes

Friday, April 15th, 2005

After the install of SP1 on our routing and remote access box, all inter-device routing died. You can ping and traceroute within the same network, but as soon as the server has to route the packet between interfaces it just drops it. Oddly pings happily leave the network (routed correctly), but the replies get lost. […]

no ADSL, no Power

Monday, April 11th, 2005

It rained (and hailed apparently) a lot on Sunday, so on Monday morning work was without power. So I got to spend the day at home harassing the ADSL installers for my ADSL that was supposed to be installed on Friday (8th April 2005). If I’m luckly i might be able to get someone to […]