Spring Forward

It’s that time of year again!

Spring forward and set your clocks ahead!

Don’t be late to work!

This should have gone out yesterday. Sorry!

Technically it started this morning. Here’s a link for full details.

Want To Be Pissed?!

You want to be pissed? I mean really passed? Go rent Inside Job. Holy Shit! These guys make Gordon Grekko look like a saint or a chairman of a not-for-profit! I screwed up when I got into IT and CISE. I should have stayed in business school, went to Wall Street and got into that orgy. Even if I made a few million screwing over everyone in the US nothing bad would’ve happened when things crashed. What would I have done after the crash? Like the rest of those duchebags I could’ve gotten cush jobs consulting the government. Heck, as … Continue reading

Evernote Note Encryption

Perhaps my Internet Privacy article got you thinking or maybe you’re sticking around for more Evernote tips after reading my first Evernote article. This time I’m going to combine the two so that I can talk about leveraging a privacy in Evernote. One of the first things I immediately began to do in Evernote was to store my passwords for various sites and accounts. It occurred to me a short time after I started doing this that anyone that was able to access my Evernote account now had complete access to anything on the web! Just imagine, if you’re doing … Continue reading

When You Want A User To Notice A Button

HTML Got Rid Of Blink But that doesn’t mean you can’t reproduce it. Well, I’m not using HTML; I’m using WPF. Our users were consistently missing a button because they would get into a click-through freenzy. I decided to make it standout a little more with this code: What Does That Do? It takes this image  and overlays this image  on top of it. The opacity of the image changes from 1 to 0 to 1 every 1/2 second. Of course, you switch the Panel.ZOrder from the highlight image to the other image and it will give a red glow outline to your … Continue reading

Using Evernote Web Clipper

So I am sitting here thinking about a .NET framework for MVVM and MEF that I read about at work the other day. For the life of me I cannot remember its name. IF I ONLY CLIPPED IT INTO EVERNOTE! Based on the positive feedback from my last Evernote article I thought this would be a good time to show everyone how to use the web clipper feature so that you can learn how to avoid this fate. Once you register for Evernote you will need to download the Evernote Web Clipper. The web clipper is an extension for your browser. If … Continue reading

Evernote Security Breach

You read my privacy article RIGHT! I suspect that there a few new Evernote users after my Evernote article. If you are a  haven’t checked your email then this is what you’ll find: Dear Evernote user, Evernote’s Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service. As a precaution to protect your data, we have decided to implement a password reset. Please read below for details and instructions. In our security investigation, we have found no evidence that any of the … Continue reading

Coding on a Cold Saturday

Sitting here working on a custom version of NuGet while listening to WGBH All Classical on a cold Saturday afternoon.

Thought I’d share that for your enjoyment!

Xceed Community DataGridControl Watermark Removal

Update 2 I put together a sample application to show this code working. I’m all for accreditation of code. Especially when it is released open source. However, when your open source code contains an “unremovable” watermark it seems to me that has crossed a line. Why not just release a closed-source lite version of the software and retain rights to it. For the record I could easily download your source and remove the offending watermark code. I decided to do the community a favor and post an extension for the Xceed Grid from the Extended WPF Toolkit to remove the watermark in C#. … Continue reading

Internet Privacy

Secure Cloud Computing By FutUndBeidl - Creative Commons 2.0

We All Know It… Keeping information private is hard. Really hard. The old mantra “if you don’t want anyone to know about something than don’t write it down” still holds true more than ever.  Before the internet if you were to have written down something sensitive you could be lucky enough to destroy the evidence.  Now with the internet once you write something online it’s there.