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Blog comment spammers … help!
Hey, I need some advice/help, now I’ve been writing on this blog for a few years, I don’t blog a great deal in comparison to many of my peers and my blog doesn’t get a massive number of hits, BUT I seem to get a fair share of comment spammers!! I have image verification on the comments and I have put an Akismet API key into the Geekswithblogs settings, but I still get a bunch of spam comments. They could almost be real, until you see the link going off to some dating site or casino crap. What does ......

Posted On Saturday, April 24, 2010 3:26 AM

Visual Studio 2010: Custom Start Page
As Visual Studio 2010 IDE has been mostly written in WPF, extending the start page has become pretty darn easy and I for one find this quite interesting as I always open with the start page and the more customisation I can have the better! There are a few things you will need to install first to get going Visual Studio 2010 SDK Start page project template, which you can either get from the New Project dialog, in the online gallery section in VS or download from here I was going to write a blog post ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 21, 2010 3:32 AM

Dynamic connection for LINQ to SQL DataContext
If for some reason you need to specify a specific connection string for a DataContext, you can of course pass the connection string when you initialise you DataContext object. A common scenario could be a dev/test/stage/live connection string, but in my case its for either a live or archive database. I however want the connection string to be handled by the DataContext, there are probably lots of different reasons someone would want to do this…but here are mine. I want the same connection string ......

Posted On Friday, April 16, 2010 1:14 AM

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