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INauseous() Shawn Cicoria - Solution Architect, Craftsman and Artisan - INauseous() - Main Blog Here: Utilities
Additional Mime Types in Visual Studio 2010 Development Web Server
While the development server in Visual Studio 2010 is great for most work, it does have 1 shortcoming in that if you start adding content types that are not part of the base set of known Mime types built in, you won’t affect the proper header response that is emitted to the client/browser. For example MP4 files, out of the box the development web server emits application/octet-stream or something like that. What we really need is video/mp4. Now, with IIS Express, you can easily switch over to use ......

Posted On Thursday, October 6, 2011 6:40 PM

Raffaele Rialdi DeployManager June 2011 edition–Now supports SAN certificates

Raffaele Rialdi has been adding features to his certificate management tool.  Already supporting wildcard certificates, he’s now added SAN cert support.

But it’s more than certificate management too.

IAmRaf - Tools

Posted On Wednesday, July 6, 2011 3:16 PM

Creating Wildcard Certificates with makecert.exe
Be nice to be able to make wildcard certificates for use in development with makecert – turns out, it’s real easy. Just ensure that your CN= is the wildcard string to use. The following sequence generates a CA cert, then the public/private key pair for a wildcard certificate REM make the CA makecert -pe -n "CN=*" -a sha1 -len 2048 -sky exchange -eku -ic CA.cer -iv CA.pvk -sp "Microsoft RSA SChannel Cryptographic Provider" -sy 12 -sv wildcard.pvk wildcard.cer pvk2pfx ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:14 PM

Lorem Ipsum–Generating in Word 2010
Well, apparently I missed this hidden feature having used the Lorem Ipsum website for some time, but if you enter the following in blank Word document – you’ll get 10 paragraphs of generated text: =Lorem(10) Such as: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Maecenas porttitor congue massa. Fusce posuere, magna sed pulvinar ultricies, purus lectus malesuada libero, sit amet commodo magna eros quis urna. Nunc viverra imperdiet enim. Fusce est. Vivamus a tellus. Pellentesque habitant ......

Posted On Monday, June 27, 2011 3:17 PM

Visual Studio 2010 Setup Projects and x64 Support
I was taking the Windows Azure CmdLets project and getting it into an MSI just to make it easier to deploy in a nice package. I ran into problems with the Setup project not being able to properly establish the right registry settings for an x64 environment. Even though you set the target platform on the Setup project to x64 the InstallUtil.lib that get’s run is still x86. In order to have it work property, you need to follow the steps identified here: ......

Posted On Tuesday, December 21, 2010 10:25 PM

Note to self – cURL download utility…

Time to time, we all need this capability.  I keep forgetting what the link/name of this tool is.

Posted On Friday, October 8, 2010 2:28 PM

Capturing Feedback in IE9
IE9 adds a nice feature - “Send Feedback” – which, helps you gather a report, even launches the “Problem Step Recorder” (PSR) tool that comes with Windows 7/2008R2 ***. The PSR tool is also usable outside of this feedback and is an optional capture that can be added to the feedback report. *** HOWTO: Problem Step Recorder ......

Posted On Friday, September 17, 2010 7:53 AM

Live Mesh – becoming Windows Live Mesh…
Good to see it’s sticking around and most importantly, they’ve increased the initial 2 GB limit to match what we had on Live Mesh – 5 GB. I’ve been loving this tool since it came out and becoming one of those things I can’t do without. ......

Posted On Monday, September 13, 2010 5:49 PM

Making Web Client requests behave from .NET or in reality misbehave – ignoring Certificate Issues from HttpWebRequest
Many times, especially during development, you could have certificates that are out of date, aren’t singed by any real authority (makecert, etc.), or even don’t match the host name that the request is issued against, but you want to test, etc. One example is if you want to run Fiddler to get a good over-the-wire trace of the HTTP traffic, when the endpoint is accessed over HTTPS. With Fiddler, you can capture HTTPS traffic, only thing is, it sticks it’s own certificate in the chain which doesn't ......

Posted On Sunday, September 5, 2010 11:41 AM

Federation Metadata Generation Tool
Disclaimer: Use at your own risk – no warranties are granted or implied If you’ve worked with Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) without the help of ADFS 2.0, you’ll run into situations where you’ll need to potentially generate or regenerate the metadata used for federation. Additionally, while WIF supports SAML tokens, it doesn’t have support for SAML Passive Requestor protocol (urn:oasis:names:tc:SAML:2.... - you get that with ADFS 2.0. So, I needed the ability to quickly generate ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 18, 2010 10:14 PM

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