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Until there is iPhone screen sharing, using PhotoPen to mark up screen shots for family tech support

As the family nerd, I am the go-to source for computer tech support.  As an iPhone devotee, it also means that I am the person who gets the call when someone’s phone isn’t working (one family member opted to go … Continue reading

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Determine a linux server’s public ip address from the command line

We were recently setting up a linux server to integrate with a partner of ours, and we found that it was unable to connect to the remote server.  Our first suspicion was that our partner was blocking any ip addresses … Continue reading

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Debugging: Use Fiddler and WebProxy to debug HttpWebRequest / HttpWebResponse issues in ASP.NET

We recently found ourselves debugging code that was making web requests to another server.  If we hit the server manually in a web browser, it worked fine, but when we ran it through the code simulating the request using HttpWebRequest, … Continue reading

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Solved: Printing using CTRL+P stops working in IE8 on Windows 7 after modifying security settings

Many of our customers are large, global organizations with hundreds of thousands of employees and thousands of locations.  With such a vast infrastructure, their IT organizations take great pains to keep their computers stable and secure.  While in theory only … Continue reading

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Solved: ASP.NET Web Services using POST only work on localhost by default

This information isn’t exactly secret, but it took a bit of googling around to piece the answer together, so I wanted to share it in a more condensed form.   We are in the process of migrating some legacy ASP … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Akamai: How to geolocate an IP Address

Akamai provides enormous value by accelerating content delivery around the world. However, as I described a few months back, Akamai relies on the DNS server that processes the request to determine where to accelerate traffic. Large, global corporations often have complex … Continue reading

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Performance: Hyper-threading actually does boost server capacity

We recently noticed some odd behavior with one of our servers during a deployment.  Several machines were removed from the traffic pool to receive updates, and during this time, the other machines were shouldering the extra load.  We have significant … Continue reading

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