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On Vista, enable your Administrator account

By default the Admin account is disabled on Vista.  The reason - this is more secure.  My Vista laptop will sometimes take my password, flash a bunch of times, claim my id/pwd were invalid, and then totally lock out my account.  This is even more secure (now no one can use the damn thing).

So, before this bites you, make sure you have another account with administrator privileges on your box so you can unlock that other id.

Posted On Tuesday, April 29, 2008 11:39 AM

What I'm reading
Building a Web 2.0 Portal with ASP.NET 3.5 by Omar AL Zabir I'm sick of 600 page tomes that take the MSDN content and just add intro-style samples. Omar brings the saga of the startup utilizing Ajax, ASP.NET 3.5, LINQ and Windows WF. Some things are out there for me (like Extenders) but the real- world aspect is breath of fresh air. Performance and measurement are strewn throughout. Examples of Omar's failures will hopefully save us time. Topics like Thirteen Production Disasters ......

Posted On Friday, April 18, 2008 9:53 AM

Logging and instrumentation
When working on large systems with many interfaces and subsystems, problems often stem at those points of intersection. We have a ASP.Net UI that calls an Oracle Work Flow that calls a Web Service, and spins back until it reaches the UI. The UI was receiving an error message. So who to blame? The w/f or the w/s? Each group pointed the finger at the other. Worse yet, when we tried to set a breakpoint in our model office environment to debug the w/s, the breakpoint was not being trapped. Hmmm. We wrote ......

Posted On Tuesday, April 15, 2008 1:25 PM

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