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bio website vendiadvertising.com
location La Crosse, WI
age 33
visits member for 4 years, 7 months
seen Aug 26 at 21:01
I'm here, so the fact that I like to program should be obvious. My preference is for .Net, typically VB but C# is fine, too. (I didn't jump ship like everyone else when VB went OO, maybe that's a good thing, maybe a bad thing, I'll let you decide.) On the web I'm pretty anal about browser compatibility - I use FF but I know there's still a large chunk of IE6 users so we still have to support them. I'm also a bit semantic-web guy, I like my HTML to have some meaning. Oh, and print stylesheets make everyone's life just a little bit better.

Jun
25
comment How can view but not print a text from an OpenOffice pdf exported file
It's been flagged so a moderator should be moving it soon
May
7
comment Tools to extract text from powerpoint pptx in linux?
I've been searching for binaries and perl scripts for a while now and this answer is so simple and effective. I'm just looking to get a basic text-dump from slides, nothing fancy, and this does it perfectly. I wish I could give it more +1's!
Apr
29
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
16
awarded  Supporter
Jun
22
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
18
answered antiword “The combination PDF and UTF-8 is not supported”
Jan
16
awarded  Benefactor
Jan
16
accepted Can/should we copy DVD to HD when installing server 2008?
Jan
9
awarded  Promoter
Jan
5
awarded  Student
Jan
5
asked Can/should we copy DVD to HD when installing server 2008?
Sep
3
comment How to generate a PDF programmatically?
Yep, there's a bunch of them out there. PDFTK, Aspose.Pdf, Essential PDF, AspPDF. Just search for "c# pdf library".
Sep
2
awarded  Teacher
Sep
2
answered How to generate a PDF programmatically?
Feb
11
comment Host file not working on Windows 7
I'm going to mark this as answered because this came closest. The spaces wasn't an issue, I had tried it with many combinations. I also checked with XV32 and there's no high-order bits or Unicode in there. But what did work was deleting the original hosts file and writing a new one. Subsequent changes now work immediately, too.
Feb
11
awarded  Scholar
Feb
11
accepted Host file not working on Windows 7
Feb
10
comment Host file not working on Windows 7
@Dan M., I disabled it but that didn't work.
Feb
10
comment Host file not working on Windows 7
And to take the network out of it I unplugged, ran ipconfig /flushdns, arp -d and for the heck of it nbtstat -R and still can't get it to resolve. Yes, pinging localhost and 127.0.0.1 still worked just fine without my network connection. No, I don't have a wi-fi connection, too.
Feb
10
comment Host file not working on Windows 7
Yes, I can ping 127.0.0.1 and localhost, the latter resolves to ::1: although we're only using IP4. The domain I'm trying to redirect is a standard .com domain. Our network is a standard Windows AD setup. We have a local Windows DNS that we use for AD only (see my previous comment about not wanting to recreate dozens of records). Most subdomains of the domain that I'm routing are external, a few point to our old static IP which is the IP of our DSL line which I'm trying to change via host files. I'm updating the main DNS, too, but I can't adjust TTL so it takes a while to update.