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A Pascal/Delphi programmer and database freak at heart, I work as a C# developer on line-of-business applications (mostly ASP.NET).

I'm interested mostly in distributed systems (WCF), database (design and SQL), and Active Directory.


I'm an MCPD .NET 4 Web Developer, MCPD .NET 4 Windows Developer, MCPD Enterprise Application Developer (.NET 3.5), and MCTS for WCF, ADO.NET, Winforms and ASP.NET.


Jul
31
answered What is the easiest way to find and replace text in 20 text files in a directory?
Jul
27
awarded  Civic Duty
Jul
21
accepted Make Firefox automagically pick up default internet proxy?
Jul
21
comment Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user?
The Acer easyStore NAS seem to be available - but that doesn't seem to be the WHS server you mentioned - unfortunately! Thanks for your thoughts - wish I could have accepted all the good answers!
Jul
21
comment Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user?
Thanks for your thoughts - wish I could have accepted all the good answers!
Jul
21
comment Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user?
Thanks for your thoughts - wish I could have accepted all the good answers!
Jul
21
accepted Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user?
Jul
21
comment Make Firefox automagically pick up default internet proxy?
Nope that doesn't seem to work. I just dialled into the VPN, and while MS IE picks up the new proxy automatically from the registry, Firefox still fails to connect to www.google.com, even after I've set this "auto-detect settings" option :-(
Jul
21
comment Make Firefox automagically pick up default internet proxy?
not even sure if it's a policy per se - I just noticed that when I'm dialed up to their VPN, trying to connect to any site requires using their proxy - all other communication appears to stop.
Jul
21
comment Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user?
ARGH - pick two of the three..... sheesh! Why can't I have it all?? :-)
Jul
21
comment Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user?
which ones in particular? I had a bad experience with the Synology support in their early days, which kinda keeps me away from their products these days.....
Jul
21
comment Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user?
Would that be a TS-409 or a TS-439 ?
Jul
20
comment Make Firefox automagically pick up default internet proxy?
Yes, I have to - when I'm connected to their VPN, ALL traffic MUST go through their proxy - they won't allow anything else :-(
Jul
20
comment Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user?
Yep, looks pretty pricey....
Jul
20
comment Make Firefox automagically pick up default internet proxy?
trouble is - when I'm dialed up into that VPN - ALL traffic must go through the proxy. I can't keep my "normal" web traffic away from it - it HAS to go through the proxy, or it won't work :-(
Jul
20
comment Make Firefox automagically pick up default internet proxy?
sure - but how do I make Firefox automatically pick it up, when I activate it??
Jul
20
comment Make Firefox automagically pick up default internet proxy?
Thanks - but this is an external customer and I have no control over their IP department (and no hope to get them to do something like this for me :-( ).
Jul
20
comment Make Firefox automagically pick up default internet proxy?
I used QuickProxy, and it's a good workaround - but still a workaround. Firefox still doesn't automatically pick up the system default proxy.....
Jul
20
awarded  Commentator
Jul
20
comment Any recommendations on a NAS for a home-super-user?
Anyone using the WD ShareSpace? Could I potentially swap out the e.g. 500GB disks later on for e.g. 2 TB disks??