Browser wars

Every so often I update my chart of the technologies people use to view my blog. The last time was back in October last year, and the chart as it looks now is very interesting. The three major browsers (Internet Explorer, Fire Fox and Chrome) are now converging at around 30% share each. Other browsers …

32bit ASP.NET App on 64bit Windows 7

Recently we all moved to Windows 7 (64bit) on our development machines. With that, we moved also to IIS7. So that meant that development copies of websites that we are working on have to be moved to IIS7. This should be simple. Right? When I attempted to get the first site up and running I …

Visual Studio / SQL Server install order on Windows 7

Quite a while ago I blogged about the Visual Studio / SQL Server install order on Windows Vista. I’m about to go through a similar exercise on Windows 7 and given the issues I had then I thought that it would be only right to document the procedure in case any problems arose. Last time, …

Google Analytics not reporting Windows 7 users

It seems that Google Analytics is not reporting Windows 7 users properly. According to the stats for my blog I’m getting an increasing number of people browsing my blog from Windows NT. I would guess that the operating system is self identifying as Windows NT 7.0 which is why Google Analytics is putting the visits …

Tip of the Day #9 (The Project Location Is Not Trusted)

This tip is to get a tool called ZoneStripper by James Kovaks to stop the annoying “project location not trusted” dialog box, below, appearing when you open downloaded solutions in Visual Studio. If you download zipped source code from the web, unzip it and then open the solution in Visual Studio 2008 (and apparently VS …

Aarrgghh!! Accidentally pressing the Caps Lock key

I keep pressing the Caps Lock key accidentally. I don’t know why, but I do. I think it is the most despicable key on the keyboard, but I am not willing to go to the measures that a former colleague did. He hacked the key off his keyboard. There are ways to get notified that …