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During WWII, because a lot of players were called to duty, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become The Steagles.

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"I knew I couldn't live in America and I wasn't ready to move to Europe so I moved to an island off the coast of America - New York City ."

Spalding Gray
American Actor
Born: June 5, 1941

Watch out for ListingDomainReg Spam / Scam Bait

I recently purchased a new domain name, and lo, the spam has started to roll in. The one I got this morning could be really dangerous for budding young webmasters just starting out.
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Posted On:2015-05-23, Views:47

How Pusher Killed the Labs

This is the story of how 3 lab environments were rendered inoperable with a click of a mouse button. Well, there was some configuration involved, but it was completed with a single click.
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Posted On:2015-05-05, Views:186

Who is Behind Job Spam?

If you have been in the job market, chances are that you have received a lot of "offers" from recruiters. Lots of times, these "offers" are for short-term contracts, in random places around your country. I thought I'd pick apart the email header, and share it here.
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Posted On:2015-05-01, Views:273

Don't Throw Away Your Servers Yet

Recently, Jon Evans of TechCrunch posted a really intriguing article discussing why your software development package is behind schedule. Itís a really good article, and I agree with 66 percent of it. He makes and explains two of the three points really well. As a systems guy, I take a bit of umbr...
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Posted On:2015-02-04, Views:1052

Retrieve local NetBIOS name with VB6

There are a two really easy ways to get the netBIOS name of the local machine. One leverages API calls to Win32, while the other simply queries an environment variable.
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Posted On:2015-01-17, Views:1178

Manual install of DX7VB.DLL

A recent tip for installing VB6 on Windows 7 has included the installation of an old version of the DirectX 7 library. Here is that process.
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Posted On:2015-01-13, Views:6261

It's been a long and winding road

It's been ten wonderful years since I brought this site on line. Ten years. Wow. This is the longest job I've ever held. Let's see what's been going on here for ten years.
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Posted On:2015-01-02, Views:1076