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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Bypass VPN for regular traffic

IMG_1380 For as many places as I’ve been where they use VPNs, I’ve yet to find one that is set up correctly.  I suppose there is a good reason for this, but I consider the problem to be mostly Microsoft’s fault.

I mean, wouldn’t you assume that if it were possible to use your regular connection for all of the network traffic EXCEPT for the traffic that needs to go through the VPN, that is what you would want?  But no.  Microsoft sets it up so that ALL of your traffic goes through the VPN connection.… Read the rest

DotNetNuke Modules – Making Content Portable

office-02 The last main feature of module development that we need to discuss is the implementation of IPortable.

If you’ve ever worked with other content management systems in a corporate environment, you’ll appreciate the implementation of this interface since the number one issue most organizations have is getting data from a staging area to a production area. … Read the rest

MSSQL CREATE TABLE – SQL For Programmers

ka_vol1_120 Once you have your database created, you’ll want to get some tables set up into it.  To do this, you’ll need the CREATE TABLE statement that can be issued from the connection object once you’ve established the connection.

Did you know – Zip is built into .NET?

food-cof-01 A couple of weeks ago, I was working on a project that required me to unzip a file.  There is only one text file in the zip, so using a full-blown library like SharpZipLib (OpenSource) or some commercial product just didn’t seem right. … Read the rest

MSSQL CREATE and DROP Database – SQL for Programmers

G05B0047 I thought it would be appropriate as we embark on the SQL for Programmers series to start at the beginning.  And while most of our production databases are already created for us, the programmer is the one who is responsible (or should be responsible) for creating databases for testing purposes. … Read the rest