Posts Categorized: Technology

How To: Fixing CakePHP Broken GET Query Strings

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After getting familiar with CakePHP 2.x for a little while, writing an application, I had a need to perform an AJAX action  using the query string of an HTTP GET request. I’ve done it countless times using straight PHP, ASP.Net, even custom constructed requests from C# desktop applications.  How difficult could it be? After all, […]

How To: Read Only DataGridView Control, C#

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Quick Tip: By Default, DataGridView control columns are set as editable, but in many cases, you may not want your grid data to be edited, or you may want to set your own controls that enable when and how the data get edited. The following C# code snippet will set the DataGridView columns of your […]

Technology and IT Training on a Budget.

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Keeping your skills sharp with free online training and educational resources. In my opinion, one of the biggest challenges faced by IT and Technology Professionals is keeping up with technology. It’s also one of the most important for any Technology Pro that plans to stay relevant and remain competitive in the field. This is something I can […]

WordPress: Use Custom Fields To Add Keyword Metadata to Your Posts

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One of the short-comings with using WordPress is that it does not provide an easy, built-in way to include metadata for your web page descriptions and keywords (and rightfully so). Why Not? The reason is simply that WordPress cannot read your mind. I know it’s hard to believe when you consider what you can do […]

What are your credentials worth?

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Security Watch posted an interesting article today discussing the value of personal login credentials, or username and password combinations used to access online services. I often get asked question about why people hack into computers, or write and spread viruses and malware. My answer has always been that it’s less about damaging computers or systems […]

How-To: Using VBoxManage to Delete a Virtual Machine from VirtualBox

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One common problem I see from people learning to manage Virtual Machines within VirtualBox using the VBoxManager command line is the error: Cannot unregister the machine <Virtual-Machine-Name>  because it has 1 hard disks attached Before a VM can be unregistered or deleted, all disks that have been “attached” need to first be disassociated from the […]