Make sure you have an Internet connection when using signed assemblies

A customer called in the other day and told me that his web application took a long time to start. My initial thought was (off course) that it was a matter of the classic slow-to start web services I’ve written about earlier. (What to do about the slow startup of web services) As I learned…


Investigating Locks

Consider the following scenario: You have an ASP.NET application which intermittently responds sluggishly. As the problem occurs memory usage is about average, as is CPU usage, but still certain pages respond slower and slower. The machine acts just as if it is under heavy load, but judging from the CPU it isn’t. In fact CPU…


Problems with Flash-content in the WebBrowser control

A recent case I worked on involved the following scenario. Problem description The client was building a kiosk-like application. I.e. a WinForms application with the WebBrowser control slapped onto it. The application worked fine for the most part, but they’d found that when viewing video via facebook they were only able to view the video…


Adding Server ROles to an IIS installation on an RODC

In a recent case I was involved with I stumbled upon something quite interesting. The customer had set up a brand new Windows 2008 Server running IIS, and made it into a Read Only Domain Controller (RODC). Having done this they now wanted to add the FTP-server Role to the existing IIS installation and found…


Creating a game for the Zune

I’ve finally had the time to sit down and create a simple game for my Zune. Rather than running off and creating a complex game requiring a lot of AI, etc I wanted to create a simple application so that I could focus on the XNA-specifics. I decided to make a Code Breaker game, also…


Internet Explorer 8 Released today

Today we release Internet Explorer 8. You’ll be able to download it later today from / Johan


Glimpsing 10 years into the future

Stephen Elop, the president of Microsoft’s Business Division recently held a presentation where he allowed the viewers to glimpse 10 years into the future. It’s amazing to look at a "real" interpretation of the future interfaces and technologies rather than the standard hollywood stuff. – You know the holographic projections that for some strange reason…


Running a scheduled PowerShell script on a pre-Vista OS

It’s been fun to see the reception that PowerShell has gotten. People are using it for tons of different stuff and the ingenuity in some of the scenarios is quite impressive. There is one thing, however, that you should be aware of. PowerShell is not an ideal candidate for execution through the Task Scheduler. Problem…