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June 2005 - Posts

We all should be familiar with the fact that concatenating user input directly into SQL statements is an open invitation to an SQL Injection attack. Code such as MySql = "Select * from Orders where Customer ID='" & txtCustomerId & "'" should be avoided. Read More...
After you've installed Windows Server 2003, you need to add the role of Application Server to your server. This will configure IIS, SMTP, etc. and you can optionally choose to configure FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions and the ASP.NET Framework. At this Read More...
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Ken LeFebvre , our Evangelist/Champion of some flavor, is dust in the wind again. Today is his final event in Bethlehem, PA. Ken was the guy who originally sowed the seed of BADNUG, and helped get us pointed in the right directions at the very beginning. Read More...
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Sweet! With iTunes 4.9 you can now browse, find, sample and subscribe to thousands of free podcasts — radio shows delivered over the Internet to your computer — then sync them to your iPod and listen anytime, anywhere. Now you can easily find and subscribe Read More...
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Has anyone else started getting hit with referral spam? The last few days I've seen a huge increase in referral spam on my older posts. Share this post: email it! | bookmark it! | digg it! | reddit! | kick it! | live it! Sponsor Read More...
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Packt Publishing is offering a free chapter on module development from Building Websites With VB.NET and DotNetNuke 3.0 , as well as chapter summaries for the rest of the book. Building custom modules for DNN has a learning curve, so this is a valuable Read More...
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Share this post: email it! | bookmark it! | digg it! | reddit! | kick it! | live it! Sponsor Read More...
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When upgrading the BADNUG site , I encountered the following error: DotNetNuke Upgrade Error The Assembly Version ( [ASSEMBLYVERSION] ) does not match the Database Version ( [DATABASEVERSION] ) ERROR: Could not connect to database. The stored procedure Read More...
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Microsoft MVP Susan "The SBS Diva" Bradley gives a short overview about sending encrypted e-mails . In her post, she says you have to purchase a digital certificate. From some certificate authorities, you may have to do so, but Thawte offers free certificates Read More...
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Back in March or April, Microsoft held a strategy summit for information officers here in Pittsburgh. One of the sessions I attended had to do with the nerxt versions of SharePoint Portal Server (SPS v3) and Office System ("Wave 12"). Here are some of Read More...
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100 years ago today, the movie theater was born. The first modern movie theater opened this day in 1905 on Smithfied St. in Pittsburgh, entertaining thousands (96 at a time) for a nickel. You can read more about it at http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05170/522854.stm Read More...
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More reasons to attend BADNUG's Basics of DotNetNuke meeting next week. WROX Press is donating two copies of Professional DotNetNuke ASP.NET Portals . In case they don't arrive in time, we'll raffle off an IOU and get the book to you when it does arrive. Read More...
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In a recent posting to the aspnet-security group at ASP Advice , Julie Lerman asked: Since the site is hosted on someone else's server, I don't believe that I can use DPAPI to encrypt the connection strings Actually, you can, and I use DPAPI on a number Read More...
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This must be how the Harry Potter crowd feels. I pre-ordered Professional DotNetNuke ASP.NET Portals way back in February, and it arrived just today (fortunately in time for my DNN Basics presentation ). I'm on the fourth chapter, and aside from the usual Read More...
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BADNUG will hold its next meeting on July June 22 at BC3's Cranberry Campus. In a break from prervious formats, the Tool of the Month ("use one, don't be one") will be the entire presentation. Rich Dudley will present on the basics of DotNetNuke. DotNetNuke Read More...
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My new ASP Alliance article has been published: Codesnip: Redirecting a User to a Specific Page with Forms Authentication In most cases, when using Forms Authentication, redirecting a user to their originally requested page, or default.aspx, is the desired Read More...
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Microsoft Learning has extended its Second Chance program, where you get to retake an exam if you don't pass it the first time. There is some qualification and you need to register for the second shot before you take the exam the first time. Find out Read More...
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From SearchEngineWatch : Want to meet local bloggers in your area? A new service from Blogdigger pinpoints bloggers by their physical location in the United States, with coverage soon to be extended to cities throughout the world. ... Like other local Read More...
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According to the settlement's terms, people who fill out a claim form are entitled to receive $50 redeemable toward the purchase of any Apple products or services except iTunes downloads or iTunes gift certificates. They can redeem the voucher within Read More...
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The Wall St. Journal has an article today about one step Bank of America is taking to thwart phishing attacks: First, the bank allows customers to "register" frequently-used machines, such as a home or office PC, with its online system. When customers Read More...
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