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I'm a C# and .NET Software Developer.

  • I love working with C#, ASP.NET, and MVC. I like playing with XNA (now MonoGame)
  • I enjoy working on cars, playing with legos, watching tv shows, and going to the movies
  • I'm a bit of a DIYer at my house, despite my DIY profile

I work during the day as a professional software developer. I moonlight as an independent game developer.


Oct
13
comment Is there software that can help me easily back up my data from Amazon S3 to my premise?
@ErikA My point is that it is only as good as one copy since its all under Amazon S3. Even if they have "redundancy" its not an extra copy...
Oct
13
comment Is there software that can help me easily back up my data from Amazon S3 to my premise?
You're on the right track, multiple copies is the only way to be sure your data is safe.
Oct
8
comment Any ASP.NET host that uses EC2?
I doubt it, it is much more cost effective to buy your own servers and resell VMs on that hardware, than to rent from Amazon and then re-rent those VMs.
Oct
7
comment Tools for planning a SQL Database size requirement
Sure, it also helps that you looked up the sizes for your column types, thats the hard part of this, not the addition ;)
Oct
6
comment Tools for planning a SQL Database size requirement
If you post your table structure it would be easier to confirm your findings...
Oct
2
comment Why does SQLServer 2008 R2 take hours and hours to uninstall?
Because Microsoft hates you.
Oct
2
comment Subdomain hosting
You probably have some type of configuration error on the new sever. Your setup should work just fine.
Sep
29
comment Which version of Windows Server 2008?
I'd go with Standard unless you need a specific feature in SBS.
Sep
22
comment 16-bit App Virtualization on Windows Server 2008 R2
DosBox is THE way to run 16-bit apps.
Sep
21
comment how to Centrally manage multiple IP's for machines single Nics
Is there a reason you don't use virtual directories?
Sep
21
comment Failover strategy for a 4 servers scenario
Four servers in two locations and you're not concerned with high availability?
Sep
21
comment Server 2008 use net start/stop without administrator prompt
For a scheduled task, you can check the box "Run with highest privilages" additionally if you are running this from your machine, and you are a local admin on the machine, you can run sc \\server stop svcName
Sep
21
comment Data migration from one data center to another - SQL Server 2005 / 2008
The initial transfer will obviously be long, but if you can swing the live snyc from location to location, you may be able minimize your down time.
Sep
20
comment Recommendation for a small redundant VM infrastructure?
+1 - Amen! If you need fully redundant servers, its gonna cost $$$$. There's no two ways about it.
Sep
17
comment Virtualbox host to guest networking with NAT enabled
Maybe a link to one of the guides you've seen that is most clear on the topic? I've looked (not recently), but never found anything really great.
Sep
13
comment How to install Exchange 2010 so it is as independent as possible on our network
@Dominic, it is my personal recommendation that you either do as Greg suggests and do a hosted exchange server (possibly Google Apps is another alternative). Or follow the conventional Exchange 2010 Setup guidelines.
Sep
13
comment How to install Exchange 2010 so it is as independent as possible on our network
I suggest that you add every computer to the active directory. There are no good reasons not to add them. The centralized management should be reason enough, not to mention group policies, password management, etc. Is there any good reason this other sys admin is advocating keeping work stations OUT of the domain? To me that is a red flag that this admin doesn't understand what active directory is or what it does.
Sep
13
comment How to install Exchange 2010 so it is as independent as possible on our network
I would say super-slick administration is the means to achieve convenience and flexibility. Also, WHY on EARTH would you want ot have 0 Domain Controllers, and NO computers in the domain?
Sep
1
comment Very high density PC/rack required
Physicalization!
Aug
28
comment How do I secure a .NET (MVC) website prior to launch?
I don't think there is any easy way except making sure that all pages (url routes) are protected via Forms Authentication. ASP.NET and IIS7 are designed to work together for those types of situations, so setting IIS to "basic" tells your application to "use basic too". As for the css, I'm guessing it has to do with web.config files in your css root folders.