My Geek Origin Story (for Microsoft Australia TechEd 2011)

As Microsoft TechEd 2011 is fast approaching & Delic8genius has made a call-out to the Australian community “What is your Geek Origin Story” So, it’s time for me to document My Geek Origin Story My first geek obsession started with cats. Or, as we now call them, kittehs. Quiet companions on the Autistic scale, kittehs…

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IIS7.5, FTP Sites, 530-error, bindings

I have multiple sites on the same IIS 7.5 server. Using the handy Bindings… feature, I am able to redirect incoming :80 HTTP queries to the appropriate server with ease. On more than one site I have added FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to ease publishing. I kept getting a 530 error when attempting to log…

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WordPress on IIS7.x : Permalinks, Media /wp-content/ access

One of the mechanisms of improving SEO on WordPress driven sites is to switch to a more semantic URL scheme. On an IIS7 installation, after selecting one of these permalink options, WordPress then suggests you edit and/or create a web.config entry: If your web.config file were writable, we could do this automatically, but it isn’t…

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Microsoft School of PHP: Now open for classes!

PHP remains one of the most popular web development languages. Combining dynamic, edit/save/refresh development with extensibility – PHP is used by WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and a myriad of other web content management systems. Intensive frameworks, such as CakePHP provide strongly structured development methodologies to this popular language. With PHP 5.2, and more intensively in PHP…

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Preview: Microsoft School of PHP

If you like PHP, and do not have time to setup the PHPOnWindowsTrainingKit – this forthcoming series of videos might be your thing! Microsoft School of PHP Preview

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Updating to Core i7 2600. Well, that was easy.

GENERALMELCHETT, my main PC ‘ride’ was built in late 2007. The General is named in homage to the great character played by Stephen Fry in Blackadder. A few upgrades of video cards, one processor update to the Q9300 and some hard disk shenanigans resulted in a nice stable PC. This month, Intel started shipping their…

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nRake and IronRuby

A great little case study on the use of IronRuby to create nRake. Thanks to Senior .NET Consultant, James Crisp from ThoughtWorks for telling us the story!

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