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  • Microsoft removes SQL Server Configuration Manager link from installation

    That's right, Microsoft in it's infinite wisdom has for some unknown reason, removed the link to open the SQL Server Configuration Manager from the installation sequence. The .msc file is installed on the file system, but the link to use it is...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Tue, Sep 27 2016
  • Open File - Security Warning: Shortcuts

    I've had this issue under 2 slightly different scenarios. The first being a strange bug that causes Windows to believe that it is under attack, and it locks down your desktop. The second being the way that processes zone web site lists. Due to a network...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Sun, Jan 19 2014
  • Windows 8 SUCKS!

    That's right, Windows 8 is by far the absolute worst version of Windows that Microsoft has released to date. If you are using a tablet with a multi-touch display (not a stylus) then you might like it, but how many PCs out there are tablets with multi...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Sat, Oct 13 2012
  • Social Forums: The 3 Taboo Topics

    Recently, some one asked me about what I meant by " the 3 taboos ". 10 years ago everyone would have known exactly what I meant, but in today's world with Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc., the Internet has become extremely large with only...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Thu, Oct 27 2011
  • Visual Studio 2010: Should I use it?

    This is a question that I've been pondering over for quite some time. The only reason for using VS over any other editor, is the help system. But wait, what help system? My point exactly. The help system that comes with Visual Studio 2010 is a very...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Tue, Sep 13 2011
  • openSourceC.WorldOfWarcraft library is live on CodePlex

    Well, I'm starting to make all of these open source projects available on CodePlex . openSourceC.WorldOfWarcraft is the first of many projects that will be made available over the coming weeks. I have created 3 other projects on CodePlex as well,...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Sun, Aug 7 2011
  • Hyper-V: Loss of network connectivity

    Many people have been reporting network connectivity issues once a Hyper-V Virtual Network Switch is created, but the symptoms vary so widely that it can be tough to find a solution. There are issues like: A few packets getting lost every 6-8 hours. Complete...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Wed, Jun 15 2011
  • Visual Studio 2010: The developers equivalent to Windows Vista!

    If you are not aware, Visual Studio 2010 (VS) is a complete rewrite of Microsoft's previously popular integrated development system. Previous versions were all written using the Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC) and the Win32 API, so Microsoft...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Wed, Jun 1 2011
  • FQDN & CNames cause local access failures

    This is one hell of a bug, that was created by a feature change in 3.51 .NET Framework SP1, Changes to NTLM authentication for HTTPWebRequest in Version 3.5 SP1 . The full resolution can be found in KB896861 . To make things worse, there isn't a UI...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Fri, Mar 11 2011
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  • VMRC: "Connection to server has been lost"

    If you are running Virtual Server 2005 R2 on a server, you were probably forced to install an earlier version of the Virtual Machine Remote Control Client (VMRC) as the R2 version will not allow itself to be installed on Windows 7. The problem is that...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Wed, Feb 9 2011
  • iPhone & iPod Touch Multitasking: How to close an App

    In case you didn't know, the apps on your iPhone and iPod Touch never close unless they crash, are shutdown due to your device running out of memory, or you manually close them. The problem is that there isn't a close app button for any app that...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Sat, Nov 13 2010
  • QuickBooks & Quicken 2009 or earlier and the latest Windows Live updates

    If you have QuickBooks 2009 (or earlier) and/or Quicken 2009 (or earlier) installed on Windows Vista (or later) and have installed the latest updates to Windows Live Essentials 2011, you may be in for a surprise. First off, I will say this it is all fixable...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Sun, Nov 7 2010
  • New Contract: Local.com

    Well, I finally got a new contract. I started with Local.com on October 5th and am working on an internal administration web application. This is my first time using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), and I'm luvin' it so far. It kicks Crystal...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Thu, Oct 21 2010
  • TRS-80 Day!

    Yes, TRS-80 Day! I spent most of my time yesterday in building a system that can read my old TRS-80 disks. It's much more difficult than it sounds as the floppy controllers prior to the early 90's worked differently than those of today. Western...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Thu, Sep 16 2010
  • New blog for JawberDoo

    JawberDoo.com now has it's own blog on the WGB Enterprises web site: JawberDoo Blog This blog will also replace the status messages that were appearing on the home page of the site itself.
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Fri, Aug 20 2010
  • Dropping the use and support of all Telerik products

    A little over a year ago we decided to give Telerik's products a try as their products seemed to have finally matured to a point where we wouldn't need to worry about incompatibilities with other systems, mainly AJAX.NET. However, about 2 weeks...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Mon, Jun 21 2010
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  • Sony: Playstation Network: Credit card entry issues

    If you have tried to enter your credit card information into their system on the "Edit Billing Information" page and it fails with "The credit card information is not valid." OR "The credit card information cannot be updated."...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Mon, May 24 2010
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  • Physical move back to LA

    If you were wondering why the site was down for about 8 days, it was due to a physical move of the servers and a major screw up by Verizon. The site was only supposed to be down for 1 day, but Verizon screwed up the line order and was never able to get...
    Posted to Announcements by Will Bosacker on Fri, May 14 2010
  • Generic Issues with Windows

    This is one of those posts to just keep a personal record of things that popup and are difficult to find answers to. As items are added, the date of this post will also be updated. Issues: CTRL + SHIFT + 0 (zero) not working under Vista & Windows...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Fri, Feb 19 2010
  • TFS Red "X"s on Reports

    This is mostly a reference for the next time that I need to rebuild my workstation, but one of the causes for this is a bug in the Visual Studio 2008 SP1 service pack. You need to run the service pack installation twice in order for it to correctly update...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Tue, Jan 5 2010
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  • AT&T up to it's old tricks again

    Hey All, 48 hours later and we're back online. AT&T disconnected our DSL service, AGAIN! Fortunately, this time I was able to get new lines installed within 48 hours of the disconnect. Some lacky at AT&T didn't read his email, which lead...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Wed, Dec 23 2009
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  • CAPTCHA added to user creation

    Since the beginning of this year, there has been a major increase in the automated creation of fraudulent user accounts targeting Community Server systems. Over the past few days we deleted thousands of these accounts and have implemented CAPTCHA on the...
    Posted to Announcements by Will Bosacker on Sat, Oct 31 2009
  • Update: October 2, 2009

    Hey Everyone, It's been a while since I've blogged at all as there have been quite a few things going on lately. First off, the JawberDoo.com site is almost complete. The basic jawb searching is working and allows you to search by Jawb Industry...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Fri, Oct 2 2009
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  • Replacement for CS and Graffiti

    Hey Guys, I wanted to let everyone know that I have found a replacement for Community Server and Graffiti CMS, so there is absolutely no reason to put up with Telligent anymore. The product is Sitefinity from Telerik . It is a full fledged CMS that that...
    Posted to CS Nuggets by Will Bosacker on Sun, Jul 26 2009
  • Umbraco: The not so friendly (anti-Karma) community

    UPDATE 07/26/2009: Thanks to the comment posted by Gabe Sumners, this week of loss due to Umbraco was not in vein. Sitefinity is an AWESOME product. It only took about 5 hours to integrate the entire project with Sitefinity , and for about 1/5 ( $899...
    Posted to Tidbits by Will Bosacker on Fri, Jul 24 2009
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