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Lorin Thwaits A geek says what? November 2005 Entries
How to install Visual Studio 2005 on XP with just SP1
Where I work there's a firewall application required in some parts of the network that doesn't play nicely with XP SP2. So we're still on SP1 while the vendor sorts out the problem. Meanwhile I still need to get work done, and I would much rathar be doing that work on Whidbey than Everett! When trying to install Whidbey, it halts with a notice that SP2 is required to continue the installation. So I discovered a hack to get the application installed on XP when SP2 isn't onboard. Obviously this is ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 30, 2005 8:19 AM

Max for the Web - Part 1: Matrix Transforms in GDI+
A friend of mine, Scott Cate, recently gave me a challenge to create an ASP.NET server control that renders images similar to Microsoft Max. That is with a little tilt and some reflection below as if it were sitting on a glass table. This is the first of three posts in which I'll detail how to make that happen. Overall the real challenge comes in getting GDI+ to do anything resembling 3D. It will do great 2D things all day long. Part of the namespace is appropriately called “Drawing2D”! ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 23, 2005 7:01 AM

I will only use my Chromeless powers for good
One of my acquaintances, a fellow MCT, happened upon a phishing scam that makes use of chromeless windows. He hadn't seen it in action before, so I put together this post to demonstrate the potential evils. Note that if you are using XP with SP2 then it won't be that impressive! This security hole has been plugged pretty well with that patch.For those browsing with IE and without XP SP2, watch what happens to the URL in your address bar when you click the button. Now edit what's in the textbox and ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 22, 2005 1:24 AM

A geek says what?
Welcome to my blog, largely about .NET development using C#, but also about video, algorithms, SQL, Javascript, and other geeky subjects. To introduce myself, I'm an ASP.NET developer for a large financial institution, and enjoy all things code. Having a complete passion for the bits and bytes buried deep in every device we see around us, let's get this blog started on the right track with three articles with full source code! Two about GDI+, and one about reflecting on assemblies. Creating GIFs ......

Posted On Monday, November 21, 2005 11:46 AM

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