621 reputation
41528
bio website
location Bern, Switzerland
age 48
visits member for 4 years, 9 months
seen Apr 8 at 14:59

Note to all SO beginner:

Please read (and embrace!) Jon Skeet's helpful hints on how to write a good question (or at least his short version here ) - one that has a chance that someone can answer it.


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.


Feb
28
comment USB ports on HP Ultraslim docking station do not work
Sorry, I only have one suitable ultrabook ... :-(
Feb
27
comment USB ports on HP Ultraslim docking station do not work
Dave - yes, I tried several keyboards, several external disks - all show the same behavior (not being "recognized" or "accepted" by the dock).
Feb
18
comment USB ports on HP Ultraslim docking station do not work
Dave: I tried this - no luck, no improvement. Situation is still the same - trying to connect the keyboard to the docking station results in a "dead" keyboard - no typing is being sent to the notebook :-(
Feb
18
comment USB ports on HP Ultraslim docking station do not work
@MichaelFrank: ah - ok - wasn't aware of that. But the docking station is definitely powered on in my case.
Feb
18
comment USB ports on HP Ultraslim docking station do not work
@MichaelFrank: yes it is - and the video signal shows up on the external monitor, and the ethernet network connection works just fine
Aug
21
comment Composing e-mail in Thunderbird
Perfect - thanks !
Jul
13
comment Define what gets shown on “New Tab” in Firefox 22
Yes - it was a German CD-/DVD-burner called Free Disc Burner and that URL it sends me to is a lame search site, http://www.delta-search.com
Nov
27
comment Why can i store only 465 GB in 500 GB hard disk?
500 Marketing GByte (1000*1000*1000 bytes) = 465 Engineering GByte (1024*1024*1024) :-)
Oct
29
comment Windows 8 Installation Issue
Ah - I am using the Win8 RTM Trial version - and I just couldn't get it to work in Oracle VirtualBox, had to use VMWare Workstation 9 instead. Works like a charm there! THanks.
Oct
27
comment Windows 8 Installation Issue
And what if you have enabled the Memory Protection in BIOS, and you still get this error?!?!?
Oct
27
comment Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running
+1 - saved my bacon today - thanks!
Mar
21
comment Windows 7 x64 CD to MP3 ripper
Well, I tried to configure it to put the resulting MP3 into my directory structure (not the usual "My Music" or whatever), and I tried to tell it to use subdirectories for artist and album - couldn't do it. In the end, when trying it out - WMP did use that convention - but it wasn't "visible" or discoverable in the UI. What if I'd like to change it?? I can define the resulting MP3 file name - but I cannot seem to define where exactly to store the output.... also, the whole UI feels clunky and overloaded and way too complicated ......
Mar
20
comment Windows 7 x64 CD to MP3 ripper
Looks like a really small, focused and well executed program - thanks for the hint! Testing as I type ....
Mar
20
comment Windows 7 x64 CD to MP3 ripper
Seems pretty ugly, clunky, and not very intuitive to use as a CD ripper, quite honestly ....
Nov
29
comment Why Intellisense doesn't work in SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2?
@JoeStefanelli: I believe it's even enough if the database compatibility level is set to 2005 (90) or prior.
Mar
2
comment Trying to launch some apps from CMD file
Works like a charm !! Thank you so very much !!
Mar
2
comment Trying to launch some apps from CMD file
This is just too darn easy! :-) Why didn't I remember that START command.... I'll try it at the office tomorrow - but I'm pretty sure that's it - thanks!!
Feb
19
comment TotalCommander - add start button to launch Visual Studio as an admin
Thanks! That works like a charm
Jan
3
comment Keyboard in Oracle VirtualBox
Guest OS is Win7 - and it is configured for Swiss-German keyboard - but inside VirtualBox, some keys are strangely remapped and don't work properly - the backslash just being the most annoying of those...
Jul
30
comment Outlook 2010 - make it use the only profile automatically
yup - there's a several minute delay built in......