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Connect to VMWare virtual machines using Remote Desktop
Had a short training on VMWare on Tuesday, the software development department finally got the official permission (read: get a license) to use VMWare Workstation. I’m no stranger to Virtual Machines (VMs) – started playing with Virtual PC 2005 a fwe years back and I understood the general concepts of hardware virtualization. The biggest problem I have with VMs in general is the slowness; I’d rather develop directly on my PC, which is faster. Can’t say I’ve delved deep into it, but I know enough ......

Posted On Friday, November 13, 2009 8:42 AM

Make SQLExpress DB accessible from other computers
When I started using SQLExpress 2005, everything works on my development machine – however when I wanted to access the database from another machine (trying to access the sqlexpress database remotely) I was not successful. I discovered the solution way back then, also through Google searches, which still yield a valid result. However, every now and then my peers would ask me this same question again. Thus I’m creating this blog so I can forward them to this page (instead of talking about it); it’ll ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 11, 2009 4:08 AM

Putting pictures in Windows Live Writer in their original size
I guess I’m one of those people who rarely reads manual, and outside of technical documentation, I rarely read an application’s user manual. So I’m using Windows Live Writer, and I’m trying to embed a picture in my draft blog post. Well, whenever I do that, the picture always come in scaled down (if it’s even a tad large, like 300 pixels wide), like the picture below: Well, obviously with technical and text-heavy images, scaling down is bad (can’t read much). I can go to the HTML source, but I can’t ......

Posted On Friday, November 6, 2009 9:31 AM

My Coding Helpers: Verify exception thrown in Unit Test
Every now and then, I end up writing and re-writing the same code (or very, very similar) to achieve a functionality that I’ve had before. Sometimes I can remember where I wrote it, so I can just copy and paste. At other times, I have to redo it again since I forgot where it was. So I’d like to put it up on my blog so I have access to it. If anyone else gets to see it and can use it, so much the better for everyone. Of course, I’d also accept criticism to the code too . So, this is my first one; ......

Posted On Thursday, November 5, 2009 9:22 AM

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