The company I work for recently unveiled their corporate core values. The idea behind the core values is that in a concise manner, someone can learn about what Terso Solutions values and will know what they’re in for if they choose to do business with us. Continue reading
This is another one of those “do it once and forget it” things. I always have to look it up because I do it so rarely. Do it once and then just look it up again the next time I have to do it.
While in your project, run the following command in the Package Manager Console: Continue reading
When you try to write to the event log, if the event log source doesn’t exist, it’ll fail. The easiest thing to do (since it’s usually just a one time thing) is to manually create it. Continue reading
Since I work in an RFID industry, it makes sense that I would want to explore this arena. Thankfully with the help of the Netduino forum, I was able to get this working. The one thing I needed to do was to include a reference to
After that, and after I had things wired up correctly, I had pretty good luck.
In this demonstration, I’ve hooked up a rotary encoder to the Netduino with three LEDs. As you turn the knob on the rotary encoder, it increases or decreases a value in the program. Then, based on the value, it will light up or turn off the LEDs.
In this example, I have hooked the Netduino board to a seven segment display along with a potentiometer.
On DirecTV, you can clear the cache on your DVR with this sequence…
DirecTV people… did you know you can clear out the memory on your receiver? Just like clearing the cache on a web browser. I did it and it sped my box up. Tune to channel 1 (Customer Service Channel) and then with your remote, hit Red, Red, Blue, Blue, Yellow, Green. You might have to do it two or three times. In the lower left corner, it’ll put some text on the screen about flash memory cleared or something. It won’t hurt anything. Promise!
Why can’t this just work the way it’s supposed to out of the box?
So here’s today’s dilemma (which I’ve solved exactly once for each project I’ve done because once it’s done you don’t have to redo it which makes me think ‘gee… maybe it should be this way to start off with’). When you have a form on your page and want to submit it and get a result via Ajax the results are being displayed on a new page, not in the output div you specified. Continue reading
Let’s get this out of the way first. I can’t sum up the problems that timezones cause develoeprs any better than this.
Now that we have that out of the way, we can’t really use the libraries he references since we’re C# developers. Sure, the framework has a lot of great tools, but how do we use them exactly?
When someone enters an email address, how do we check to make sure it’s legit? Not legit as in “is it really their email address”, but as in “does it follow the rules to make it a real email address”?
For example, if someone enters “jdshfjsdhf”, that’s not legit. However, “firstname.lastname@example.org” is. Recently, I ran into a problem where my scheme for validating email addresses was failing me. Continue reading