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  • Hosts File Location On Windows

    Windows 95/98/Me c:windowshosts Windows NT/2000/XP Pro c:winntsystem32driversetchosts Windows XP Home c:windowssystem32driversetchosts Windows Vista,7 c:windowssystem32driversetchosts It doesn’t have an extension. Modifying requires admin access on NT/2000/XP and greater. Notepad must be started with full admin privileges by Right Clicking and saying “Run as Admin.”

  • Full Upgrade from MS DOS 5 to Windows 7

  • SVN Working Copy xxx locked and cleanup failed

    If you’re using Subversion at some point you will get the infamous “SVN Working Copy xxx locked and cleanup failed” error. Why you get this error is not exactly known by me, but I believe it to be partly because of subversion’s case sensitivity and Window’s case ignoring. The simplest solution is to search for […]

  • Speeding Up IT?

    In the February 28th 2011 edition of Information Weekly, Chris Murphy wrote an article called “IT Is Too Darn Slow.” Chris’ article can be summarized best by “isn’t about the speeds and feeds of technical performance, of gighertz this and gigabit that.” Chris goes on further to suggest that cloud computing, virtualization, and agile approaches […]

  • Fixing Hacked by iSKORPiTX

    iSKORPiTX is some cracker that has apparently maliciously attacked thousands of websites and served mostly as a pain in the butt to the web development community and their customers. Godaddy appears to be one of his major targets as he maliciously hacks their websites. One of my clients, hosted on Godaddy, was hacked by iSKORPiTX. […]

  • jQuery Scroll To Top

    jQuery is so powerful and very flexible and usually makes so many complex takes so simple. Anything with a scrollbar and can be selected can be programatically scrolled to to the top. $(div).scrollTop(); Scrolling to top of browser window is as simple as: $(window).scrollTop(0);

  • Help My Kijiji Ad Isn’t Showing UP

    Kijiji occasionally will block an advertisement from showing up for twenty four hours to prevent spam. I’m not really sure if an employee actually goes through the queue of waiting ads and checks if it’s spam or not. To find out where your ad is visible, you should use Kijiji’s status checker.

  • Setting Focus to 1st Text Field in jQuery

    Setting focus to the 1st field in jQuery is actually really simple: there are some plugins that also can do it automatically on each reload of a form. I usually just use the following code on any pages where there is a form. <script type=”text/javascript”> $(document).ready(function() { $(“input:text:visible:first”).focus(); }); </script> Hope this helps.

  • – Web Hosting Review

    Purchasing web hosting service is extremely easy; however, purchasing great web service is extremely difficult. Some of the web hosts pretty much register the domain and give you access almost immediately to some temporary space while the DNS wait period occurs. I can’t remember how long it took for me to get access to the […]

  • Kijiji Advertisement – Are You Kidding?

    I was surfing the local Kijiji looking to see if maybe there might be some interesting contract work. Naturally, I wasted approximately forty-five seconds reading the three advertisements until I found this really pathetic offer: “I need a website built in the next 4 weeks. Website will have up to or may be more than […]

  • Inline vs External JavaScript

    In general, we never should have embed JavaScript inside the same file as the HTML markup and should instead place the JavaScript into an external file. The content, presentation, and interaction code should all be separate to make your life easier as a website developer. Cleaner Code. Cleaner code is much quicker to find errors […]

  • JavaScript And Site Performance

    JavaScript And Site Performance

    JavaScript and the respective frameworks have really began to gain traction over the last couple of years. I would argue that most of the JavaScript frameworks are excellent, and truly are great for the user experience and for the programmer experience.

  • The Rise and Fall of Waterfall

    Sadly, I still think there are a lot of companies that still just think,code, guess, code, guess some more and maybe eventually come up with something. We need a repeatable process that should be fairly iterative.

  • The Ten Commandments for C Programmers

    by Henry Spencer 1. Thou shalt run lint frequently and study its pronouncements with care, for verily its perception and judgement oft exceed thine. 2. Thou shalt not follow the NULL pointer, for chaos and madness await thee at its end. 3. Thou shalt cast all function arguments to the expected type if they are […]

  • Dell Studio: Epic Fail

    Dell fails again, this time with a Dell Studio 1550.Keys being pressed weren’t being sent properly to Windows 7, and LEDs weren’t properly lit. Solution seems to be removing the battery and pressing the power button for 10seconds.

  • The Progression of Information Technology

  • Website Compatibility Testing (Chrome,IE,FireFox,Opera)

    How do you test browsers? I don’t usually try for perfect pixel positioning in every browser, but if the client asks I won’t complain!

  • I support Canadian Net Neutrality

    I believe that internet service providers need to be treated as “dumb” utilities like hydro, water, and sewage are.

  • Difference between HTTP Methods (Get & Post)

    It has been quite a while since I have used Yahoo! Answers. I often find many of the answers to questions are blatantly wrong or that the person answering doesn’t really provide a link to additional information. This blog post is designed to include additional information on the Get & Post methods of HTTP and […]