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  1. Passwords are bad. What to call a bad password?

    by , 03-13-2012 at 10:31 AM (ShipRush Ecommerce and Feature Discussion)
    Bill Gates said that passwords were going to go away. But it seems they are still here.

    And some web sites, even a big one like Adobe, require you to have a bad password.

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    Seems bad to me.
  2. Add Soup to Your Laptop: Making the Sony Vaio VGN-SZ545P fly with Windows 7

    by , 01-23-2012 at 03:55 PM (ShipRush Ecommerce and Feature Discussion)
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    We don't usually write about simple stuff like PCs, but we thought this might be useful to somebody. It can be hard to put Windows 7 on a laptop that was manufactured with XP or Vista. However, often Windows 7 can be installed, and it can be a very nice result. In this case, it was a little hard to make everything work, but the final result was really good.

    So you have a good laptop, 3 or 4 years old. Buy a new one? We found a nice way ...
  3. SQL Server 2005, 2008 and 2010: How to find the ERRORLOG ?

    by , 12-22-2011 at 02:07 PM (ShipRush Ecommerce and Feature Discussion)
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    I had to do this recently, so it must be that others need to sometimes also.

    The ERRORLOG is a very useful tool on SQL Server. For example, this is a good way to find out what port SQL is listening on, and other important parameters of SQL Server. But, especially if you have multiple instances of SQL Server, sometimes it is not in the usual place under "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\"

    Here is how to find where a given instance ...
  4. Powershell: Profiles, x86, Plugins, and x64

    by , 05-05-2011 at 04:30 PM (ShipRush Ecommerce and Feature Discussion)
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    I spent some time on this, and now I will share! There can be some frustrating parts of Powershell.

    Let's say you are on a web server, and it is x64. You have a powershell script, and a custom powershell addin from your developer.

    You notice odd behavior, that the addin does not load consistently. In my situation, I found that my scheduled task did not work properly. On one system, the script worked correctly from a command line, ...

    Updated 05-05-2011 at 05:35 PM by Vladislaw Poniedelnik

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  5. How to Change SSL Certificate Vendors on IIS v6 (and I think also v7)

    by , 04-26-2011 at 11:28 AM (ShipRush Ecommerce and Feature Discussion)
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    I couldn't find anything written on this, so here it is.

    Your Problem: A Windows web server, that runs IIS, and you want to change the source of the SSL certificate. For example, maybe the current SSL certificate is from Thawte, and you want to change to use a Go Daddy SSL certificate.

    The problem is: Since an SSL certificate is already installed, how do you make the new CSR file to get a Go Daddy certificate?

    Here ...
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