December 2011 archive

Dec 27

Comparison: Telmex vs Megacable

Telmex: Megacable:

Dec 23

What is: Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter?

It is a Microsoft network adapter that allows you to tunnel IPv6 traffic over IPv4 links.

Dec 21

Lync 2010: On the iPad app I get the following message: “Can’t verify the certificate from the server. Please contact your support team.”

Lync 2010: Can’t verify the certificate from the server when logging in from the iPad / iPhone When trying to log in from an iPad or iPhone you may run across the error message: “Can’t verify the certificate from the server. Please contact your support team.” Something I’ve noticed through experience working with anything from …

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Dec 20

How to: Run a command with elevated *admin* credentials on a Mac

Sometimes you need to run certain commands on the terminal with elevated credentials otherwise you won’t be able to make modifications to the operating system, etc. In order to run such a command you need to use ‘sudo’ to elevate your current session. For example, you can run “sudo -s” and that will ask for …

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Dec 20

How to: Clear or Flush DNS cache on a Mac OS X computer

How to: Clear or Flush DNS cache on a Mac OS X computer Most operating systems implement a local DNS cache for a number of reasons: lower the load on DNS servers, faster domain name resolution, etc. This is great for a number of reasons, but it also poses a problem from time to time. Most …

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Dec 16

How to: Improve the performance of the Entity Framework

After writing code using entity framework for sometime and seeing the code base continue to grow I realized the importance of coding with performance in mind. There are things that come to mind like eager loading, but that alone won’t do much as your application continues to grow. Below are some key best practices I …

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Dec 14

How to: Convert a string into an Enum in C#.Net

Recently I came across the need to convert a string stored in the database into an enumeration in our application. I wasn’t really excited about having to write a switch statement nor having to maintain that code. Fortunately there is a command in .Net that allows you to parse that string into any enumeration which …

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Dec 14

Enumeration: What are the different SharePoint permission levels and their enumeration values?

You can learn more about this here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.sharepoint.spbasepermissions.aspx but basically below is the information you’re looking for obtained from the source code: namespace Microsoft.SharePoint {     // Summary:     //     Specifies the built-in permissions available in Windows SharePoint Services.     [Flags]     public enum SPBasePermissions     {     …

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Dec 14

How to: Take a screenshot on a Mac (either to the clipboard or to a file on the desktop)

How to: Take a screenshot on a Mac (either to the clipboard or to a file on the desktop) We all have from time to time the need to share a screenshot of something on the screen. If it is not to show someone else something on our screen it could be to capture information …

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Dec 14

How to: Print a screenshot on a Mac

Apparently after some research there is no way to directly print your screen on a Mac. What I recommend is simply taking a screenshot and saving it to the desktop and then printing that document. You can learn how to take a screenshot on this article.

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