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Must Have Windows Home Server Add-Ons?

I’m still an inquisitive kid at heart. As soon as I bring home a new toy I spend a lot of time figuring out how it works, customizing it to my liking, adding things to it to make it better. My browsers have my favorite add-ons, extensions, and...


Best @TFFRatio Requests, Part III

I’ve been trying to convince myself over the last couple of weeks that I should write a blog post, but I truly feel that I have nothing worth sharing that couldn’t be put down in 140 characters or less (referring to Twitter/Facebook, of course)....


The Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Pizza Burger

What wondrous specimen of perfection has the following ingredients list? * Two (2) DiGiorno Cheese Stuffed Crust frozen pizzas * Two (2) 12-oz packages of bacon * One (1) egg * One (1) pound of ground beef * One (1) medium sized onion * Two...


Create a Twitter-like logo

I recently upgraded the look of the TwitterRatio site. The charcoal look was okay for starters but I wanted to make it look more Twitter-like, something that I’d noticed that a lot of other Twitter utility sites had been doing. In the process I...


A brief look at the Google Chart API

I needed a simple chart control. I briefly thought about the new ASP.NET Chart control, but that is .NET 3.5 and my current code base is still .NET 2.0. I probably could migrate the code to 3.5 painlessly enough, but “if it ain’t broke…”. I have...


Eeebuntu Netbook Remix and OpenGeeeU

For the last couple of months I’ve been using Eeebuntu Netbook Remix on my Asus eee PC 900. I’m a true blue Windows user and have been since Windows 3.1 and MS-DOS before that. But I’ve dabbled with various Linux versions over the years to keep up...


Adding 1TB drive to WHS

This is part 6 in a series about building an Eco-Friendly Economical Windows Home Server. Part 1: In search of an Eco-Friendly Economical Home Server Part 2: In search of an Eco-Friendly Economical Home Server 2, Electric Boogaloo Part 3: A...


Customizing Graffiti: The Amazon aStore Chalk Extension

In my last post, Customizing Graffiti: Chalk GetQuerystringValue, I promised that I was brewing up a really good Graffiti example/tip that would combine a lot of the customizations that I’ve written about recently. Are you ready for this? This one...


Customizing Graffiti: Chalk GetQuerystringValue

My last Customizing Graffiti post was a simple little thing. This one is just as simple - the GetQuerystringValue Chalk extension. I had a need for pulling a value from the querystring recently and using it my view markup. I was sure...


Customizing Graffiti: Chalk GetAppSetting

Continued Graffiti goodness. Here is another Graffiti customization - the GetAppSetting Chalk extension. I recently put this one together so I haven’t grown to love it as much as the RedirectIfSinglePost extension, but it is very handy to have...